A great year supporting our
National Community Partner,
The Smith Family
With their mission to support disadvantaged children through education, The Smith Family is a National Charity
partner Mirvac is proud to support. This year, our partnership was activated through a range of initiatives across all parts of our business. Some of the key
initiatives Mirvac and The Smith Family worked on together include:
Learning for Life
As part of The Smith Family’s Learning for Life scholarship program, Mirvac began sponsoring tertiary students in NSW, VIC, QLD and SA. Learning for Life alumni, May Yousif and Mark Ryan, also visited our offices in NSW and QLD, speaking to our staff to help them understand the value of the program.
Caring For Community
This year, Mirvac provided focused support to four communities across the country: Alexandria Park, NSW; Brimbank, VIC; Brisbane, QLD and Midland WA. This included National Community Day activities such as art and writing competitions for students.
Raising Christmas Spirits
Christmas is a tough time for many – so Mirvac ran a series of special fundraising activities, including a seasonal online program “Simply Giving”. We also ran a book and toy drive (with personal deliveries from our CEO Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz), and raised $4,600 through a gift-wrapping service at Broadway Shopping Centre, with funds going directly to The Smith Family’s learning support programs for disadvantaged children.
Through our Right Place magazine, Mirvac took the opportunity to spread the word about The Smith Family’s work, with 9,000
copies distributed to residential sales office and VIP customers. A further 105,000 customers received the magazine in digital form.
In preparation for our move to the new HQ in Sydney, Mirvac’s tech team donated 214 computers worth $25,000.
Giving in Kind
Recycled clothing collection bins also proved to be a great way to raise awareness and funds for The Smith Family. We placed collection bins in three shopping centres, giving tenants the chance to donate surplus new stock, and also installed them in our Sydney head office and at Summer Festival locations in NSW and ACT.
Mirvac’s offices also played a role in supporting The Smith Family raising well over $8,000 through workplace giving, flower sales, a winter coat drive and a winter warmer lunch. We also moved The Smith Family to our building at 340 Adelaide Street, where we are helping contribute to their rent, allowing them to direct these funds to their education programs.