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Office Supplies Australia are proud to announce their Corporate Partnership with Ronald McDonald House Westmead

August 29, 2016 Community

Ronald McDonald House is a national not-for-profit with a mission of helping seriously ill children and their families. It is Australia’s most well-known children’s charity, with a local presence in communities across the country. RMHC, including our various programs such as Ronald McDonald Houses and the Ronald McDonald Learning Program, works with national partners to achieve shared valued, tangible results and measurable positive impact.

Ronald McDonald House Westmead is a credible, professional and proactive organisation and one of the most respected children’s charities in Australia, that support families of children with serious illness.

Dedicated to helping seriously ill children and their families, Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia® (RMHC®) has provided vital help to over 100,000 families through a wide range of programs. McDonald’s® Australia pays all national, general and administration costs for the Charity and is a generous donor but RMHC still relies on donations from corporates and the public to continue to assist those who need it most.

At Ronald McDonald House Westmead, we provide guests with a warm, light filled homely place to stay. Together they can give each other with the moral and emotional support to get through their child’s illness. They can form relationships with other parents who are going through same or similar experiences and staff and volunteers will provide care and support throughout the stay, no matter how short or long. With 18 rooms of various sizes in the House and 5 units located on Redbank Rd, we can cater to many families’ needs.

Office Supplies Australia Director Fraser Thomson said “It is exciting news to announce the new Corporate Partnership between Ronald McDonald House Westmead and Office Supplies Australia. As a father of 2 children under the age of 7, it is great to be involved with such an amazing charity, that provides guests with a homely place to stay, where staff and guests provide moral and emotional support to one another, to assist getting them through their child’s illness. Office Supplies Australia and Ronald McDonald House are like minded organisations that are committed to the health and wellbeing of seriously ill children and their families.

Other charities that Office Supplies Australia support are KidsXpress, Gidget Foundation, Bears of Hope and Northcott.

I am looking forward to hosting with the Office Supplies Australia team, Meals from the Heart. Quoted by Ronald McDonald House “A meal has the power to turn a house into a home, and a stranger into a friend. This is a night that will see the Office Supplies Australia team providing the ingredients and cooking the families staying at Ronald McDonald House a lovely home cooked meal, by the friendly and happy Office Supplies Team. We will have the opportunity to learn about their journey and make a little difference by making them laugh and smile to leave a positive impact on their day. This will provide a reality check as to how fortunate we are, and why it is so important to support great charities like Ronald McDonald House Westmead”.

Office Supplies Australia strongly believes in giving back to the community and lending a helping hand when needed. When it comes to giving back to the community, we provide support and sponsorship to assist young Australians with the resources and opportunities that they need in order to reach their full potential.

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KidsXpress Life – Helping Troubled Kids

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Kids Xpress is a charitable organisation with the vision of transforming the lives of children impacted by emotional trauma through the use of expressive therapy.

Their purpose is to enhance the emotional wellbeing of children, their families and their communities by managing and minimising the impact of emotional trauma.

Sometimes it’s tough being a kid.

Especially when you’re dealing with serious life challenges. You can feel alone – with emotions too big and complicated to handle. That’s where we can help.

KidsXpress offers children who are facing emotional trauma a place where they can really figure things out.

Working in small groups, our therapists encourage each child to not only explore their thoughts and feelings, but to find their own ways to cope with them.

Not just for now, but from now on.

OSA is proud to lend assistance in helping kids in need.  We also join in a lot of fun along the way!

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Northcott

Office Supplies Australia are proud supporters of Northcott Disability Services

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Northcott’s 20th Anniversary Cricket Legends Luncheon is supported by Major Sponsor Office Supplies Australia for the fifth consecutive year running!

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Northcott’s 20th Anniversary Cricket Legends Lunch was a great success in 2016, raising over $120,000 for Northcott’s recreation services.

The afternoon started with drinks on the hallowed turf of the Sydney Cricket Ground. Afterward, guests enjoyed a three course lunch in the Noble Bradman stand followed by a Cricket Legends panel discussion.

Thanks to our guests, we can provide social, sporting and recreational activities for children and adults living with disability. With limited to no government funding, we rely on the generosity of our supporters to ensure we can continue to provide our clients with a broad range of leisure activities and opportunities.

Special thanks go to our Charity Partner, Cricket NSW, and Major Sponsor, Office Supplies Australia, for their ongoing support.

Office Supplies Australia, Director Fraser Thomson said “Northcott’s 20th Anniversary Cricket Lunch was an exceptional event that saw over $120,000 raised on the day. The event numbers continue to grow year on year and Office Supplies Australia is honoured to be the Major Sponsor of this great event, raising much needed funds to enable Northcott to continue the exceptional job they do in providing programs and services for children and adults with disabilities and their families living in NSW and the ACT.”

Thank you also to our wonderful event sponsors: Ethan GroupGrant ThorntonKPMGNGO RecruitmentParramatta City CouncilRussell InvestmentsSydney Cricket Sports Ground Trust and Worldwide Printing Solutions Parramatta.

We hope to see you at 2017’s Cricket Legends Lunch on 17 February 2017