The Carinbundi Foundation received a surprise cash boost this Christmas of $2,500 thanks to Corteva Agriscience and Sunfam. This money will go towards forever homes for People living with a disability in Bundaberg.
“This surprise $2500 cash boost couldn’t have come at a better time with two new houses under construction. The $2500 will help buy window furnishings in the new houses,” said Debra Phillips, coordinator of the Carinbundi Foundation.
Local not-for-profit groups were nominated for the award by Sunfam staff members who live and work in these communities. The joint initiative between Sunfam and Corteva is part of a community support campaign giving 30 grants of $2,500 each to exceptional not-for-profit organisations across Australia.
Keli Loeskow from Sunfam, Bundaberg, said Corteva Agriscience and Sunfam were delighted to be gifting the Carinbundi Foundation $2,500.
“The Carinbundi Foundation is a registered charity in Bundaberg. They are not an investor or developer and they are building quality, affordable homes for People living with a disability. They depend on donations from the community to ensure People living with a disability can live their best life. That is why we nominated them for this grant,” she said.
“They are a very deserving recipient and we’re thrilled they won and that we can help them in this way.”
Corteva Agriscience’s Australian Sales Director, Kirsty Ebert, said the company is committed to working with the communities they serve.
“2020 has been a challenging year with many highs and lows to negotiate. In times like these we recognise the importance of our local groups more than ever, which is why we wanted to give some needed support to stand-out local not-for-profit organisations,’ Ms Ebert said.
We are expecting to have residents in the new homes early in the New Year. For more information on Carinbundi and current supported independent living homes, visit their website.
The generosity of Bundaberg residents and businesses has been overwhelming. It is such an amazing cause to be part of. For as little as $5, people and businesses are encouraged to support the Foundation through the Buy-a-Brick campaign.
Donations can be made through the secure website: https://www.carinbundifoundation.org.au/buyabrick/