People’s Choice Community Lottery

People's Choice Community Lottery[1]For almost 30 years People’s Choice Credit Union has run a Community Lottery which helps not-for-profit organisations, no matter how big or small, to reach their financial goals through a simple fundraising activity that is administered and paid for by People’s Choice and our business and media partners.

Since its inception in 1984, the lottery has raised close to $10 million for participating not-for-profit organisations.

The lottery has long been the cornerstone of our corporate social responsibility program – and reflects our commitment to contributing to the economic and social wellbeing of our members and the community.

The lottery’s significant contribution to South Australia’s social fabric was recognised last year, winning the 2012 Premier’s Award for Corporate Social Responsibility.

This year, we’re making 900,000 tickets available for sale. Because participants receive 100% of each and every $2 ticket they sell, that means together we could raise up to $1.8 million this year.

There are 210 prizes on offer, valued at over $370,000, thanks to the incredible generosity of our partners, which has made a huge difference to more than 1400 charities, community groups, schools and clubs across South Australia, the Northern Territory, Victoria and the ACT.

At present, 775 not-for-profit groups such as the RSPCA, Riding for the Disabled, Bone Health Foundation, Epilepsy Foundation and St Vincent de Paul, are participating in the 2013 Community Lottery, and we anticipate this number growing over the coming months.

A quarter of a million volunteers and members from the participating organisations contribute to the success of the lottery each year.

More information about the People’s Choice Community Lottery at www.communitylottery.com.au

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