1 March 2018 – GoCatch has partnered with Sydney-based charity Weave to help disadvantaged people obtain their licence.
The charity partnership will leverage the Driving Change Program, an initiative run by Weave Youth & Community Services that assists people in overcoming the social and economic barriers that come with not having a licence.
As part of GoCatch’s commitment to the partnership, during March each time a new user signs up to GoCatch, $2 from every trip they make will be donated to Weave’s Driving Change Program, with an additional $2 discounted from the fare when they use the promo code WEAVE2.
Weave Partnerships and Marketing Manager, Mardi Diles, said that the program is not just about education but prevention, as unlicensed driving is often the first point of contact people have with the law.
“It’s easy to take for granted the importance of being able to drive, but for many people it means having access to employment opportunities and social inclusion.”
Weave’s decision to partner with GoCatch has been made based on mutually shared values – both being Australian organisations that encourage independence, mobility, opportunity, and the motivation to provide disadvantaged people with a licence to live.
“We are excited to support a great cause that is well-aligned with our company values” – GoCatch CEO, Andrew Campbell
Driving Change Program support includes covering the financial costs of learning to drive, the use of volunteer driving instructors, and paying off any outstanding fines through Work and Development orders.
With a program cost of around $2500 per participant and a long wait list, Driving Change relies on donations and volunteers to keep the program running.
To donate or volunteer, or for more information on the Driving Change Program, please visit; http://www.weave.org.au/b/index.php/our-programs/driving-change-program/
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