[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Smith Family is an Australian, independent non-profit children’s charity whose goal is to create opportunities for disadvantaged children and their families and encourage them to participate more fully in society, using education as a key tool.
The Smith Family Learning Clubs provide a safe and supportive out-of-school learning environment where primary or secondary students can participate in activities that develop their academic skills, such as homework, numeracy and literacy.
Disadvantaged students can miss out on these kinds of out-of-school programs as they are often too costly for families with limited financial means.
This isn’t the first time Edwards employees have done voluntary work. Last year over 500 hours were volunteered by staff.
Edwards aspires to have 100% of its employees do at least one charitable activity every year.
Managing Director of Edwards Lifesciences ANZ, Pat Williams said:
“We all know that kids are the future and if we at Edwards Lifesciences can help out even just a little that’s fantastic. Who knows some of these children could be the next nurses, surgeons or biomedical engineers.
“Our commitment to charitable giving is one of the defining elements of our culture and locally we’re proud our employees actively participate.
“We’re fortunate to be able to support many health- and community-focused programs through grants to non-profit organisations around the world from the Edwards Lifesciences Foundation.”
Edwards believes that through their actions they will become trusted partners with customers, colleagues, and patients – creating a community unified in its mission to improve the quality of life around the world.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]