First National Foundation - the philanthropic arm of First National Real Estate, was founded to consolidate the network's fundraising efforts and strengthen local communities.
First National Mudgeeraba together with First National Real Estate offices around the country are closely involved in our own communities.
Every year, First National members partner with charities to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to help their local communities in times of natural disasters - money for schools, community building, healthcare, local sporting organisations - as well as when it's smooth sailing.
2020 Bushfire support: BEYOND THE BRICKS
We have witnessed the tragic loss of property and lives in the communities where we live and work. The cost to our native flora & wildlife is immense. By working together, we intend to restore hope for the future, help people rebuild their lives, and then help local economies get back on their feet.
First National has worked with members, other industry brands and relief organisations to find out how we can best provide immediate and longer-term support to those affected by the 2020 bushfires.
As a result, numerous real estate brands and institutes have now come together, with more than 27 groups throwing their support behind the industry-wide campaign.
First National's members work with people and are very much a part of their local communities. As an industry, we want to support our communities through a three-phase recovery plan that will provide cash relief, support rebuilding, and then economic restoration, helping local economies get back on their feet.
Why we chose these charities:
The Australian Red Cross and the Salvation Army are first responders. They’re the ones on the ground, manning evacuation grounds, feeding people and making sure their basic needs are fulfilled.
St Vincent de Paul is mainly staffed by volunteers who live and work in every local community - they have 630+ physical locations around Australia. Not only supporting first responders, they work with local communities through the rebuild and store phases, making sure those in need get what they need - whether it be financial support or the replacement of household goods.
WWF is our fourth charity whose focus is on rescuing wildlife during the crisis but also on reforestation and restoring habitats/climate change.
You can find out more and donate here.
Every 90 seconds a young person reaches out to Kids Helpline - a free, private and confidential telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25 years.
For more info on Kids Helpline & First National Foundation, click here.