Zucchetti developed the first Payroll Giving functionality in Italy thanks to a collaboration with Telethon to help raise funds for the treatment of children’s rare genetic diseases
We believe that research is what drives human and technological development and for this reason we have more than 1000 people working on the R&D of our software solutions. Based on this belief, in 2012 we started a collaboration with Telethon, the Italian biomedical charity organization that promotes and supports high level scientific research for the treatment of rare genetic diseases that mostly affect children.
We have been collaborating every day with Telethon with different initiatives and today we are even close to the foundation thanks to the first Italian automatic Payroll Giving service. While in other countries, such as USA or UK, this form of donation has been around for decades, Italy introduced Payroll Giving in 2008 only and Zucchetti is the first organization to actually offer this type of solution for all its customers’ employees.
“A simple and virtuous activity – states Francesca Pasinelli, General Director of Telethon Foundation – through which Zucchetti helps Telethon raise funds to support the scientific research on rare genetic diseases."
Zucchetti’s automated Payroll Giving for Telethon offers all employees the possibility to contribute to Telethon’s mission in an easy, fast and automated way thanks to a new feature of its payroll software. Each worker will in fact be able to allocate a donation directly from its payroll, choosing the amount to donate each month or every now and then.