McGrath Caloundra has reached a significant new milestone, donating over $150,000 to 140+ not-forprofit organisations since 1 January 2017, as part of its Community Giveback Program.
The latest campaign as part of the Program saw the team celebrate their 12 Days of Christmas community giveback Extravaganza. For the first 12 days in December, the team surprised 12 amazing Sunshine Coast based charities/not for profit organisations with a $500 donation and a gift hamper for the festive season.
The twelve deserving recipients were:
1. Kawana Waters RSL Sub-Branch
2. Salty Souls Legacy
3. Rosies: Friends on the street
5. STEPS: Charity
6. Share the Dignity
7. Rural Fire Service Queensland
9. Landsborough & Beerwah School Chaplain Services (shared donation)
10. SCARS (Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge) & 4 Paws Animal Rescue (shared donation)
11. Orange Sky Laundry
12. Caloundra Evening View Club
Two of the winners were voted by the general public with over 600 votes received – the successful recipients were CAYAC and the Caloundra Evening View Club.
McGrath Caloundra Principal Jodie Hedley-Ward said community giving was at the heart of “what we do as a team” and she had enjoyed celebrating with the recipients and learning more about their organizations and the tireless work their volunteers do.
Mrs Hedley-Ward said it was important for herself and the entire team to be a valuable part of the local community.
“When we started our Community Giveback initiative, we didn’t realise just how meaningful it would be for everyone who works with us. The ripple effect is so inspirational and you just never know how many other wonderful things will happen as the result of taking the first step.
Commenting on the impact the initiative has had on the team Mrs Hedley-Ward said, “I think we all feel a deep desire to make this world a better place and we love working in a collaborative team environment where we get to transform lives each day!”