How our communities dug deep to help those in need
Over the past year, GemLife staff and residents have come together to show their generous spirits, taking part in a number of fundraising initiatives for various causes across Australia and raising thousands of dollars for not-for-profit organisations.
From bake sales, barbecues, and knitting pouches for native wildlife injured in the summer bushfires, to sewing COVID-safe scrub caps and masks for hospitals, as well as hygiene bags for indigenous children in remote parts of Australia, our communities showed their big hearts.
Some of the causes supported by GemLife this year included the Australian Koala Foundation, Australian Red Cross, Cancer Council Australia, WIRES Wildlife Rescue Organisation, Polished Man, Red Cross and Helping our Hospital Heroes.
In addition to donating hand-made goods and volunteering their time, GemLife’s residents and staff raised nearly $19,000 in 2020.
GemLife Director and CEO Adrian Puljich said the GemLife community had really stepped up and surpassed expectations last year.
“It was amazing and inspiring to see the generosity and selflessness of the GemLife community and I cannot wait to see what our staff and residents will achieve in 2021,” said Adrian.