MAX Finders Keepers Campaign Donates $25,000 to the Wirrpanda Foundation

MAX Employment and the Wirrpanda Foundation team up to help close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

February 24 2015

Featured above, MAX Solutions' Executive General Manager Richard Spurrell with David Wirrpanda founder of the Wirrpanda Foundation

MAX Employment and the Leederville-based Wirrpanda Foundation have teamed up to help close the gap in disadvantage between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

There were smiles all around the Wirrpanda Foundation office last week when MAX Employment dropped by to present a cheque for $25,000 after the success of their yearly MAX Finders Keepers campaign.

The MAX Finders Keepers campaign set out to find 10,000 jobs for Australian job seekers between October and December last year. For every job filled during the campaign, MAX Employment donated $10 to one of three charities – the Wirrpanda Foundation, The Smith Family and Lifeline.

MAX Employment Executive General Manager Richard Spurrell said that the effects of the campaign extended beyond the 10,000 people in work. 

“Securing employment benefits more than the job seeker – it benefits their family, the community, and in the case of Finders Keepers, three very deserving charities,” Mr Spurrell said.

The Wirrpanda Foundation CEO Lisa Cunningham said the donation would go a long way in helping to reduce the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

“The mentoring programs we offer to Indigenous Australians aim to improve their life choices, increase school retention and improve overall health,” Ms Cunningham said.

“MAX Employment’s generous donation will aid in developing programs like this and help reduce the gap that’s still present in Australia.” 

Finders Keepers is an annual campaign run by MAX Employment from October to December. This year the campaign saw 10,262 people placed into work, with $25,000 being donated to the Wirrpanda Foundation and The Smith Family, and $50,000 donated to Lifeline.

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