Local children get a fresh start thanks to Telstra’s Kids Fund

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Children at Edensor Park Girl Guides will be able to plan activities in a revamped hall, following a $1200 grant from Telstra’s Kids Fund.

The group can now undertake general maintenance and repair of their hall, ensuring their meetings continue to be a fun and safe environment.

The group is one of 625 community non-profit organisations across Australia to benefit from the Telstra Foundation’s commitment to contributing to local communities through $750,000 of Telstra’s Kids Fund grants in 2014.

Telstra Country Wide Area General Manager for Sydney South, Dom Galluccio, said the grants will help create a brilliant future for local kids.

“Since 2002, over one million kids from 7600 local organisations have benefitted from a Telstra’s Kids Fund grant. These grants help demonstrate Telstra’s care for local communities, and leave a lasting legacy for future generations,” Mr Galluccio said.

“We are proud to be able to support local community groups, such as Edensor Park Girl Guides, develop the skills and talents of children.”

Grant recipients are nominated by Telstra employees whose children in their immediate family are actively involved with the community organisation. The grants are a valuable way for Telstra employees to show they care and help direct the company’s philanthropic giving.

Telstra Foundation Chair, Geoff Booth, said the grant will assist local children to make connections that impact positively on their lives.

“We believe lives can be positively impacted by increasing children’s opportunities to learn, explore and grow.

“We’ve demonstrated this commitment over the past twelve years giving $8.8 million of Telstra’s Kids Fund grants to thousands of groups across Australia including schools, art and culture groups, sport and recreational clubs, disability services and environmental organisations,” Mr Booth said.

“This is a fantastic initiative to make a positive and lasting difference to the lives of children in the communities where Telstra staff live and work.”

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