Ask MyBudget staff what they love most about their jobs, and you’ll repeatedly hear the phrase “helping people.” Helping people put their lives back together is both a responsibility and an honour. For that reason, we mindfully select people to work at MyBudget who put the company’s core values into practice every day.
Christmas is an especially important period for us. We understand that it puts people and their finances under pressure. It’s a time of year when we can really make a difference…
Make A Difference program
For the second year in a row, MyBudget’s Make A Difference program has distributed money to worthy clients in time for Christmas. $6,000 has been distributed in varying amounts between 13 MyBudget clients.
Their heart-wrenching stories tell of hardship and adversity, and situations which were beyond their control, including flood, illness and plain bad luck.
Tammy May read each entry personally and commented, “Make A Difference money won’t necessarily repair these people’s lives, but it will help towards a better Christmas.”
MyBudget Social Club focuses on clients in need
The MyBudget Social Club usually celebrates Christmas by exchanging Kris Kringle gifts with each other, but this year they decided to embrace the spirit of giving differently.
Social club members pooled their money to prepare Christmas gifts for 11 lucky clients. The clients were selected from remaining entries in the Make A Difference program.
Chantelle selected a client couple who, like her, are animal lovers. Unable to have children of their own, these clients are mum and dad to four “fur babies.” One of their babies has suffered a mystery illness throughout 2011 which has resulted in expensive vet costs and put them behind in their bills. Another of the babies ruined the family’s couch.
Chantelle used social club contributions and her own funds to make these clients a pet-friendly Christmas hamper, and she located a free couch on GumTree.com.au.
Tammy May commented, “I’m very proud of MyBudget staff for being such genuine and caring people. Our core values aren’t empty concepts. They’re actions we practice every day in big and small ways to make our clients’ lives better.”
By Kylie Hughes, guest writer