Following the huge success of its fundraising activities last year, The IT Fund for Kids has launched "Putting IT Back" 2001.
Throughout October, IT company employees will be asked to throw some dollars in the hat for ill children, and their employers will be asked to match or beat the amount.
Last year, 43 Australian IT companies raised a whopping $502,000 for the cause. This year the funds will be used by the Starlight Children's Foundation for its wish-granting program, along with the development of a virtual private network for seriously ill children. Giant Steps will use the funds to implement a life skills program for children with autism.
Last year's contributors included channel companies Com Tech, Powerlan, Professional Advantage, Siltek and Volante, as well as AIIA, Alteon, AOL, Apple, Cisco, Citec, Citrix, Cognos, Compaq, Davnet, Dell, ecorp, Epicor, eSign, f2, Firmware, Gartner, Great Plains, Howorth Communications, IBM, Informix, Intel, Lotus, Lucent, Manpower, Microsoft, MYOB, NineMSN, Nortel, Optus, Oracle, Packard Bell, Parkside, Quicken, Sharetrade, Ticketek, Unisys and Vodafone.
Any IT company or IT employee wishing to be a part of the 2001 campaign can contact Penny Reading from the Starlight Children's Foundation on (02) 8425 5908, or firstname.lastname@example.org For further information, check out www.itfundforkids.com