Pinjarra: Alcoa employees Feel Good this month

PEACH volunteers riding for a cause.
PEACH volunteers riding for a cause.

EMPLOYEES at Alcoa can Feel Good this month knowing their charitable contributions are supporting community groups and charities.

Alcoa’s PEACH (Personnel Employed at Alcoa Charity Help) scheme gives employees the opportunity to regularly contribute towards local charities via payroll deductions.

Feel Good February is an initiative established by the Feel Good February kindness movement to inspire positive change and encourage random acts of kindness throughout the month.

The movement is well aligned with PEACH which has been taking action to create a positive impact on the lives of others for 40 years.

PEACH was first created by Alcoa employees to play an active role in contributing towards neighbouring communities.

Today, more than 600 Alcoa employees make regular contributions via payroll deductions where 100 per cent of funding is directly distributed to local charities and community groups.

Since PEACH began, $3.7 million has been donated to more than 250 WA charities in need and thousands of people have benefited.

President Trish Morris said she hoped many people showed their support and became involved in the Feel Good February initiative.

Last years groups and charities to receive funding included the Children’s Leukaemia Foundation (first aid kits and clothing towards their fundraiser event), Fairbridge Village (bedding supplies) and Kids are Kids (a hoist, treadmill and harness to help with child rehabilitation, learning and development).