Our Touched by Christopher’s Mission is to be able to assist families who have lost a loved one in a workplace incident in construction in New South Wales. Our aim is to reach the families soon after, to help them grieve without the everyday burdens we all face. Touched by Christopher Ltd (Foundation) seeks to do this by providing financial assistance by way of donating three months’ worth of grocery vouchers calculated based on number of direct members of the affected household. In addition to the assistance towards living expenses, the Foundation will also pay up to $1,500 towards current utilities that may be outstanding. Everyday bills and Groceries do not stop when someone in your household dies so through personal experience of the Cassaniti Family (the Founders of the Foundation), these available funds are a blessing and alleviate the financial pressure to have to return to work immediately to make sure such necessities are paid for, at least for the first 3 months, allowing the family to appropriately grieve and recover from the distress of losing a close family member.
In the shorter term, we aim to serve the construction industry in New South Wales. Over the Black Summer of 2020, we also supported families who tragically lost a loved one while fighting the bushfires. We hope to be able to grow our supporter base to enable us to serve more workplace industries in more locations in the near future.
The Touched by Christopher committee is strong and committed to the cause and are on a volunteer basis. The committee is growing, and industry related members are sought after, please contact our office if you have an interest in joining our team.