Tibra Capital Foundation: Using our Time to Help People in Need
Seven Tibra team members from Sydney and Austinmer recently took time away from their day jobs to help renovate transitional shelters for women and their families who have been victims of domestic abuse.
Teaming up with The Generous and Grateful, a charity that provides white goods and furniture donated by the public for people who are re-building their lives, and Women’s Community Shelters, our group enjoyed the opportunity to leave their desks for the day and make a positive and tangible impact on people’s lives and the wider community.
The challenging nature of the work at Tibra means that everyone has KPIs and targets to achieve their goals. But taking the time out to contribute to the community is important too. Using volunteer time granted by the company, the team was able to focus on different targets: creating a space within a shelter for families to start to re-build their lives in comfortable surroundings.
The Tibra team was made up of people from different offices and parts of the business, including developers, operations, admin, talent and risk, as well as employees of all levels. The day had the added benefit of bringing together different people from across the business who may not work together closely on a day-to-day basis.
I only recently joined Tibra and it was the first time that I volunteered with a company, so didn’t really know what to expect. It’s always very rewarding to be able to help others in need and I really enjoyed it because everyone was motivated and did an amazing job out there. Plus, it was nice to be able to work with my colleagues in a different context and meet people ‘out of work’.
“Women’s Community Shelters are incredibly thankful to The Generous and The Grateful and the Tibra Capital Foundation for working with us to help prepare our Parramatta Shelter for opening. The Tibra team worked tirelessly stripping and making good walls, ready for painting in order to turn a vacant property into a home and place of safety for women and children.”
This was my first Tibra Capital Foundation event, I didn’t know what to expect but I was very taken back by how lovely the reps from the organisations were and how important the work they do is. It is a very important cause and it did make me feel like I got to know team members I don’t normally work directly better.
What I enjoyed most is knowing what I did is going to make a difference to people who really need assistance.