We believe that getting involved in the wider community is not only part of our corporate social responsibility, but that it is hugely satisfying and has a positive impact for our employees.

In a world that often seems intent on taking, it is essential to learn why and how to give.

Our Community Work

Our contribution to the community includes fundraising events, sponsorships, donations, corporate volunteering and pro bono services.  Some of our giving includes: –

Fundraisers (FDC initiatives)

  • St Vincent’s Hospital – Uspace youth mental health, raising over $172,000
  • Royal Far West – Ride for Country Kids, raising over $120,000
  • Save Our Sons: Melbourne Cup fundraiser lunch, raising over $131,000
  • Habitat for Humanity: Melbourne Cup fundraiser lunch, raising over $95,000
  • Sydney Children’s Hospital (Cystic Fibrosis Unit) raising over $80,000
  • Sydney Children’s Hospital (CF Build a Gym Ball) raising $127,000
  • Children’s Hospital Westmead : Vacterl patient (domestic project) raising $ 40,000
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: raising $36,000
  • Fr Chris Riley: Tsunami fundraiser for orphanage development, raising $44,000

Fundraisers (general)

  • Oz Harvest CEO CookOff (multiple) raising over $84,000
  • Movember: annual fudraising for men’s health, raising $16,000 to date
  • Cystic Fibrosis annual Swimathon (multiple), raising over $200,000
  • Gong Ride (multiple) raising over $60,000
  • Oxfam Walk (multiple) raising over $55,000
  • Prostate Cancer (multiple) corporate rugby day, raising over $7,000

Sponsored projects

  • Guide Dogs NSW/ACT : ‘Puppy Block’ breeding centre, value circa $220,000
  • Royal Far West : Drummond House refurbishment, value $200,000
  • Barnardos Womens Refuge refurbishment, value circa $175,000
  • Property Industry Foundation: Marist Youth Care housing, value circa $120,000
  • Property Industry Foundation: Market Gardens, value circa $15,000
  • Dressed for Success : pro bono services and discounts, value circa $30,000
  • Pool Access hydraulic lift for the disabled, value circa $8,000
  • OzHarvest fitout : pro bono services and savings, value circa $100,000

Note : a number of projects have been delivered in conjunction with industry friends, clients and suppliers.

Donations

Other charities, organisations and fundraisers that have benefitted from the benevolence of FDC and its big-hearted staff include: –

  • Victorian Bushfire Appeal
  • Sir David Martin Foundation
  • Humpty Dumpty Foundation
  • Garvan Institute
  • Smith Family
  • Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Cancer Council
  • Melbourne City Mission
  • Surf Life Saving Association
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service
  • Property Industry Foundation
  • Keep Australia Beautiful
  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Australia
  • Cystic Fibrosis in Australia
  • Oxfam
  • New Hope Cambodia
  • Heart Foundation of NSW
  • Police Association of NSW
  • 2UE / Dymocks Regional Library Book Drive
  • Royal Womens’ Children’s Hospital, Santa visit
  • Lewisham Nursing Home, Santa / Elvis / Easter visits

… and countless others in our local and community. Many of these initiatives are annual events.

 

We also assist several junior and amateur sporting clubs, including : –

  • Drummoyne Junior AFL Club
  • Liverpool All Saints Rugby League Club

Defence Reserves Support

FDC support the Defence Force Reservists via their Supportive Employer Program.

 

Our Community Work