22 July 2019

Safe Woman Safe Family receives ACTION boost from Alcoa


ACTION - Safe Woman Safe Family
Alcoa volunteers roll up their sleeve to help establish the Safe Woman Safe Family premises.

Volunteers from Alcoa’s Pinjarra Alumina Refinery took part in a backyard busy-bee for Safe Woman Safe Family recently, as part of the Company’s Alcoans Coming Together in Our Neighbourhoods (ACTION) Program.

The busy-bee included converting a garage into a meditation room, painting fences and walls, setting out garden beds, and installing new toilets at the facility. Employee Kylie Haines said that it was a pleasure helping such a deserving local initiative.

“This group is just starting out in the community and needed a helping-hand to raise its profile and, in turn, support local women in really difficult circumstances who might not know where else to turn,” Kylie said.

“As employees of Alcoa, we are proud to help amplify their message.”

Safe Woman Safe Family founder and Director Tanya Langford said that the support from Alcoa had been overwhelming.

“It’s incredible to have such strong advocacy for what we’re achieving in the community,” Tanya said. “The busy-bee was so important in helping us to create a safe and welcoming space for our clients. Thank you, Alcoa!’

Safe Woman Safe Family focuses on healing, supporting, strengthening and empowering women whose lives have been impacted by family and domestic violence. Their ’10 Module Program’, delivered in partnership with Alcoa’s Pinjarra Alumina Refinery, provides guidance and mentoring for women who are recovering from abuse and trauma.

Alcoa’s ACTION Program encourages employees to volunteer in their local communities by donating $3,000 to chosen charities in recognition of those volunteering efforts.

The program is this year set to inject more than 2,000 volunteer hours and $200,000 into communities close to where Alcoa operates in Australia.

Alcoa of Australia Chairman and Managing Director Michael Parker thanked the employees involved in the volunteering activities saying it was proof that together we could make a big difference.

“Alcoa is proud to be an engaged and supportive partner in our neighbouring communities and we encourage and support our employees to also be active community members,” Mr Parker said.

Alcoa has a proud history of helping build stronger sustainable communities. In 2018, the company made about $4 million in community contributions and its employees volunteered for more than 2,500 hours to help at about 100 different community activities.

In addition, Alcoa employees generously support the community through the Personnel Employed at Alcoa Charity Help (PEACH) Program. Employees can elect to make donations straight from their pay that are then distributed to community and charitable activities.

 

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Media contacts

Louisa Loder, Community Relations Officer, 0433 958 543, louisa.loder@alcoa.com

About Alcoa

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