On 15 February 2023, 10,000 Intuit employees across 17 sites around the world came together as a team to kick off our first ever Small Business Big Impact Day. High on the agenda was a number of initiatives to support small businesses in the communities where we live and work.
Intuit QuickBooks has identified local nonprofits to support, and globally purchased $1 million worth of products from local small businesses to support their greatest needs.
In Australia, we dedicated the day to strengthen our local communities and demonstrate our Intuit Values of ‘We Care & Give Back’ and ‘Customer Obsession’. To celebrate, we partnered with Fairfield High School.
“70% of our 1100 students come from a refugee background – out of which 50% have had less than 5 years of formal schooling by the time they reach high school,” said Fairfield High School Principal Charles Borg.
“Many of our students have horrendous stories to tell about their experience fleeing the war in Iraq and Syria. Many of them ended up in transit countries like Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon and during that time, they were unable to go to school.
“So, when the children arrived at the school, many of them have not experienced a school setting for 5-6 years. Some of them haven’t been to school at all because they were wandering the countryside until they could find a transit country and waiting to come to Australia. 70% of our students at Fairfield High School come with a similar story,” said Principal Borg.