In an effort to increase and manage the contributions we make to the local and international community, A&L established Lending a Hand. The primary focus of Lending a Hand is to provide funding and donations to local and international charitable organisations and support local community sporting clubs.
A&L has always donated significant amounts of money to charitable organisations and other worthwhile causes, however it was felt we needed to make philanthropy a more significant focus within the business to ensure we are donating on a regular basis to organisations our staff and customers feel passionate about supporting.
The A&L Lending a Hand committee run various fundraising events throughout the year and manage the allocation of all money raised through these events, through staff donations and donations on behalf of the A&L business.
Where does the money go?
We carefully decide to support only people and organisations that can provide confirmation of their funding expenditure to ensure the money is getting to the right people.
Lending a Hand has recently donated funds to the Ponheary Ly Foundation in Cambodia. We are in the process of developing a close relationship with the foundation and we will regularly receive updates from Cambodia regarding what our donation has helped to achieve. View the latest update from Pon Heary Ly Foundation here.
Can Lending a Hand help my chosen project or charity?
Lending a Hand investigates the possibility of funding any project that is brought to our attention by our staff and customers.
Unfortunately we cannot support every charity, no matter how worthwhile. However as funds and resources permit, new charities which meet the group's charitable goals will be added. Naturally any additional projects will need to be thoroughly investigated and scrutinized to meet the committee's criteria.
Some of the other charitable organisations Lending a Hand supports includes:
- Animal Welfare League Queensland
- Hard Hat Campaign
- The Salvation Army
- Mission Australia
- Kathryn's Wish
- Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation
- Cancer Council
- Go the Extra Mile
- Beyond Blue
- Variety The Children's Charity
- Make A Wish Foundation
- MS Australia
- Ovarian Cancer Australia
- De Castella Run for Mental Health
- Children's Medical Research Institute
So what can you do?
Donate any spare change in the donation boxes located in the A&L showrooms. Participate in any Lending a Hand events you hear of throughout the year. Speak to your A&L sales representative about making a special donation.