It is easier than ever to make a difference to children’s education in your local community. BNI Chapters can ‘adopt’ a school to support. Five different Business Voices™projects are recommended to conduct for the ‘adopted’ school. Chapters can choose how many and which projects they would like to conduct.
The recommended Business Voices™ projects are:
- School Supply Drive
- Book Drive
- Purchase vouchers for the Australia Reads-Reading Hour project in September
- Fundraising for a Givers Gain Grant
- Career event/activity
- Nature Playground Illawarra PS (WA). Partnering with the P&C. coordinated by Katerina Dimitriou (BNI Evergreen)
What’s been completed….
- Supplying student whiteboards to East Maddington Primary School(WA). Coordinated by Pauline Marcoux (Foundation) and Phil Brown (BNI High Noon). Whiteboards provided by Jeanette Cahalin, BNI High Noon.
- Career Conversations with Year 11 students at St Stephen’s School (WA). Coordinated by Pauline Marcoux (Foundation)
- Supplying computers/lap tops to students in the Perth. Partnering with The Sixth Child charity.Coordinated by Pauline Marcoux and Jaime Ramos BNI Energise (VIC) & The Sixth Child
- Career Expo with all students and parents at St Stephen’s School (WA). Coordinated by Pauline Marcoux (Foundation)
- School Supply Drive with items donated to 12 Buckets Charity (WA). Coordinated by Urika Wong, BNI Referral Partners (WA).
- School Supply Drive with items donated to Kids4Kids (Qld). Coordinated by Ilona Teremi, Executive Director, BNI Gold Coast and Tweed Shire.
Email the Chief Volunteer Officer, Pauline Marcoux, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in ‘adopting’ a school and starting a Business Voices™ project.
Don’t hesitate! Get started today by talking to your Chapter members.
GIVERS GAIN® GRANT
The BNI Foundation gives grants by to a school that demonstrates need. The school must be an Australian public school and a not for profit organisation as recognised by the ATO.
What’s been done….
- $1,000 to East Maddington PS (WA) for Maths online resources.
- $1,000 to Illawarra PS (WA) for the Nature Playground