From its purpose, commitment, and values through to its business standards and body of work, INS is committed to being, a formidable force for good!
INS is unswerving in its practice of being an active member of our community – local and global. The INS team individually and collectively engage in programs and activities that help others fulfil their potential and live a better life, with 10% of all INS profits being allocated to such initiatives.
INS is pleased to provide a snapshot of our community activity:
Every year more than 625 Australian children will be diagnosed with cancer. Every week nearly three Australian children will die of cancer.
Children’s Cancer Institute is the only independent medical research institute in Australia devoted to research into the causes, prevention and cure of childhood cancer. It was founded by two fathers, Jack Kasses and John Lough, in 1976. Since that date, their vision has remained the same – to save the lives of all children with cancer and to eliminate their suffering.
INS is extremely proud to be supporting medical research so that the world-class scientists at the Children’s Cancer Institute can continue to discover ways to prevent cancer occurring, search for more effective diagnoses, examine better and safer treatment options and ultimately find a cure for children affected by this disease.
In Australia, one in 2,500 babies are born with CF, that’s one every four days. Management and treatment of CF is lifelong, ongoing and relentless. There is currently no cure and so research to find a cure and more effective treatment methods is critical. INS is very proud to have supported the CF Association Canberra.
INS partnered with Weave Youth and Community services (www.weave.org.au) to develop and execute a Career Advice Schools Program.
Weave is a non-profit community organisation that has been working with disadvantaged and vulnerable young people, women, children and families predominately from, but not limited to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds in the City of Sydney and South Sydney areas for over 30 years. This Program was designed for young people who have been identified as ‘at risk’ with the aim to keep these kids engaged in school and school activities until they complete Year 12. In addition to its commitment for profit percentage, INS chose to decorate its office expansion last year with beautiful artwork purchased directly from indigenous artists and cooperatives to help fund social projects in those communities; and as a way to support economic enterprise and self-sufficiency.
“While working at INS last year, I visited an orphanage that I had previously volunteered at – New Hope for Cambodian Children (NHCC). NHCC is an orphanage for children who have been affected by HIV/ AIDS, either have HIV/ AIDS ( the vast majority) or their parents died of the disease.
NHCC supports 240 children living at the orphanage; 20 teens living in a transition home who are studying tertiary education; and an outreach program for 1,400 children with HIV/ AIDS who still have a living carer.
When I first arrived at the orphanage the children remembered me and showered me with hugs and handmade gifts. It’s amazing to see that despite the traumas of their past the children are able to look forward to their future with hope. During this visit I was able to present the founders with a donation from the INS team to support the NHCC programs to change the lives of the children.” – Elissa So
Please contact the NHCC http://www.newhopeforcambodianchildren.com if you want to learn more about this project.