Employees at Civmec's offices Australia-wide have again taken part in the annual Jeans for Genes day, wearing their jeans to work and donating to the Children's Medical Research Institute. The money will be used to help find treatments and cures for children's genetic diseases.

This June, our CEO Pat Tallon was joined by Group Manager HR & IR Stephanie Baptist at the CEO Sleepout, sleeping outside for a night to raise awareness and funds for the St. Vincent de Paul Society. With the generous support of many, we were delighted to smash our target and raise more than $59,000 for the cause, which will go towards helping to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness in our community.

Civmec is proud to work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) businesses in our community, including the East West Pilbara Group Pty Ltd (EWPG) and EWP Yalagan Pty Ltd (EWP Yalagan). "We wholly endorse your organisation as one that 'walks the walk' when it comes to Indigenous engagement. This type of support not only helps our organisation prosper but creates benefits to our Indigenous employees, their families and wider communities." - Nathan Martin, Director EWP Yalagan.

Civmec is proud to support the local Australian Rules (AFL) football team of two of our female employees, the Kwinana Knights. The team has already achieved some amazing results and we look forward to celebrating many more future successes with the team.

Civmec has been collecting used containers to raise money for St. Patrick’s Community Support Centre through Containers for Change. St Patrick’s works to help those who are homeless, or at risk of being homeless, in Fremantle and the wider south west metropolitan region of Perth. Their goal is to serve the community through providing holistic, supportive and quality care to those most in need through services, such as emergency relief, housing, meals, welfare, education, recreation and health.

Employees at our Henderson facility generously donated food and other non-perishable supplies for the Foodbank Donation Drive-Thru to help those in need. As Australia's largest food relief organisation, Foodbank will use these donations to create care hampers for West Australians experiencing homelessness.

Every year, Civmec gets behind Clean Up Australia for their annual 'Step Up to Clean Up' business clean up event. It's a day where we can work together as a team and make a difference to our local environment. This March, our team of volunteers donned their gloves, doing a great job of cleaning up around our Henderson site and surrounding roadways.

Throughout the year, we hosted morning teas to raise important funds for cancer charities, including Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, supporting the Cancer Council of Australia, and Pink Ribbon Day.

In December, we donated Christmas gifts for women and children to Ruah Community Services, who provide resources to those dealing with homelessness, domestic violence and chronic mental illness.  

Christmas is a time for giving, so it was great to lend a hand at St. Patrick's Community Support Centre, packing Christmas hampers for those in our community that are homeless or vulnerable to homelessness. We were also lucky enough to be given a tour of their facility, seeing first-hand all the amazing support and services they provide to people in need.

This year, Civmec employees again took part in a ‘Business Clean Up’ in support of Clean Up Australia, cleaning up around the local area and helping to make a difference to our beautiful environment. 

The mental health and wellbeing of our people is important to Civmec and has been a particular focus for us in 2020. This year, we again supported R U OK? day, a national day of action where Australians are reminded to ask each other, "Are you OK?". By encouraging our employees to reach out and check in on one another, we hope to drive continued discussion around mental health, reducing the stigma and empowering our people to seek additional support when it's needed.

August saw Civmec staff wear their jeans to work for the day, supporting Jeans for Genes and raising important funds for the Children's Medical Research Institute. 

Civmec had seven teams participate in the Vinnie's Drive-In, Sleep-In during October, which challenged families, friends and workmates to spend a night and experience what it is like to sleep in a car. The initiative helps raise awareness and funds to support people who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. The participants raised an impressive $9,870 towards the cause.

Our staff wore their jeans to work for a day, raising funds for the Children’s Medical Research Institute, working to find treatments and cures for children’s genetic diseases. 

Participating in National Tree Day, Australia's largest community tree planting and nature care event, we planted trees at both our Henderson and Newcastle facilities.

Our CEO Pat Tallon braved the cold once again this year, participating in the Vinnie's CEO Sleepout to raise much-needed funds for those around the nation who find themselves without a home. Setting an ambitious fundraising target of $25,000, actual funds raised were more than $26,000, placing Pat in the top five fundraisers in Western Australia. According to St. Vincent de Paul, the money raised is equivalent to providing 82 individual support programs, 217 beds and 868 meals. 

Raising funds to support the Cancer Council’s mission to work with the community to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer, we hosted events during the year, including Pink Ribbon Day and Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

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