Partnerships in Action
Here are some examples of current partners’ areas of interest and action. All three of these firms are also proud Oration sponsors.
Aspire Performance Training – Duke of Edinburgh Award scholarships
Aspire Performance Training have begun an exciting new model of partnership with MercyCare’s Carlow House. Carlow House provides 24 hour supported long term accommodation for homeless young people aged 16 - 18 years and prepares them to live independently by working on their challenges in a safe, supportive environment. Keen to assist in nurturing potential, Aspire sponsored two residents to undertake the Duke of Edinburgh Award, the world’s leading achievement award for young people. In August 2016 an Aspire staffer accompanied these residents and others on a camping trip to the Gascoyne as part of the adventure component of their award, a successful trip which has laid the foundations for the future Carlow participants.
Catholic Super – Living Our Values Awards
Catholic Super is the sole sponsor of the Living Our Values Awards. The 6 awards are peer judged and recognise individuals and teams within MercyCare who, with particular dedication, demonstrate in their work the values that guide our organisation. The awards are given by Catholic Super at a celebration lunch for all staff on Mercy Day, and recipients each receive a cash prize that is used for professional development.
Datacom – First Time Ever Fund
Datacom have chosen to direct their support to the children and young people in our Out of Home Care directorate who are unable to live with their families and receive care and support through MercyCare fostering services, or in the 5 family group homes we operate. Datacom made a generous $10,000 donation to kick off our First Time Ever Fund, designed to offer joyful experiences used therapeutically, and will supplement this with proceeds from their upcoming corporate golf day in November. Always finding extra ways to bring joy, Datacom often offers their corporate box to this group of youngsters at live sporting or musical events, and are much appreciated volunteers at the annual Out of Home Care Christmas party.
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