The Pride Community
Pride Dry Cleaning & Laundry has won the award for Outstanding Community Service 2015 from the Drycleaning Institute of Australia.
A core commitment of our business is community involvement and improvement. We welcome and pursue partnerships within the community that align themselves with our core commitment and values.
A small section of our work within the community is sponsorship. We choose to sponsor the following Hunter based organisations:
Pride also regularly host return to work people in our workplace.
Our environment is nurturing and pastoral in our approach, this has been well received by everyone that has passed through our door and the providers accredit our staff to their clients easy transition back into the workplace.
Lucky door Prizes or Gift Vouchers are offered to many local charities that give back to our local community. These gifts have totalled over $2000 this year to date.
Pride Dry Cleaning & Laundry supports our local chambers to improve business in the area for all our local businesses and employees. Jennie has proudly been a Director on the Board of the Hunter Business Chamber and currently the Lake Macquarie Business Group, supporting local businesses on issues that affect our region. This has resulted in excellent business to business networking and workflow with many recommendations and resulting work.
The result of Community work does not always result in more funds in our cash register, however, it gives our team a sense of community and paying it forward, any financial reward is an added bonus!
We are very pleased to now be acknowledged as a ‘go-to’ business when assistance is required within our community.
Future planning on community involvement for Pride Dry Cleaning & Laundry
Our community involvement is an integral part of our business and an area that we only intend to expand into the future.
We are currently talking with a local disability network on having volunteers coming into our workplace to give them a sense of “having a job” if only on a casual basis. Their clients will attend our factory with a support worker, for tasks such as sorting coat hangers for recycling, cutting up cardboard for recycling etc. On the surface this doesn’t sound like much but for many of the networks clients this is life changing. It allows discussion at the dinner table with their family and friends about their day and gives people who may not, or who may never, hold a maintstream job experience a different workplace and team of people outside of their usual environment.