Nelson Alexander Charitable Foundation 2018 Round Up
Nelson Alexander’s community service program was formalised in 2005 with the creation of the Nelson Alexander Charitable Foundation, and since its inception has distributed in the vicinity of $3million into our local community.
The Foundation generates funding via a set amount from each Nelson Alexander sale along with our major annual fundraiser Foundation Day, where funding is produced by each of our seventeen offices donating the professional fee from one of their auctions.
As 2018 draws to a close we have distributed 109 grants totalling $361,479, a figure which is a 5% improvement on the previous year.
These funds have benefited individuals and charities supporting children, teenagers and adults. It has helped people suffering from mental illness, homelessness, physical disabilities and those fleeing family violence. It has supported people in tough times, and helped fledging groups seeking funds.
The Foundation not only assists with monetary grants but also provides our staff with the platform and incentive to get involved in their local community, by co-ordinating a volunteer programme that includes preparing meals at food rescue organisation, Fareshare or serving breakfast to the disadvantaged community who gather at St Mary’s House of Welcome in Fitzroy and many other volunteering opportunities that are presented throughout the year.
In the lead up to Christmas, we have been involved in collecting gifts to donate to the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency, we’ve assisted in the setup of Christmas Trees at The Royal Children’s Hospital, packed hampers at Darebin Information Volunteers Resource Service and Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre.
The belief that people have a responsibility to provide support for one another remains a cornerstone philosophy of our business, we are not just selling real estate and leaving at the end of business hours. The Foundation is an intrinsic part of our community loyalty and a strong expression of our corporate values, which include: family, generosity, passion, respect and leadership.
We look forward to assisting more organisations and individuals in 2019.