Organisations we partnered with in 2016 and 2017
So They Can
So They Can is an inspiring charity empowering communities in Kenya and Tanzania through education, so that individuals can break the cycle of poverty.
Our partnership began with sponsoring the education of one, seven-year-old girl, Joyce Wambui, who attends the Aberdare Ranges Primary School in Kenya. The school was established and is operated by So They Can. As our partnership with So They Can developed, our vision of how we could support the charity grew. This culminated in us setting a target of raising at least $50,000 for So They Can. Our team also visited So They Can’s projects in Kenya, participated in a working bee to paint classrooms, hallways and the kitchen at the school, as well as joining in the school sports day. Along the way the team ran in the Maasai Mara Marathon.
During the course of a year, our lawyers and staff raised in excess of $100,000 for So They Can – double our fundraising target, and secured the ongoing sponsorship of the education of 33 children at the Aberdare Ranges Primary School.
OzHarvest was founded in November 2004 by event organiser, Ronni Kahn. Stunned by the amount of food wasted by the hospitality industry, she decided to do something about it.
OzHarvest is the first perishable food rescue organisation in Australia. It collects quality excess food from more than 3,000 commercial outlets and delivers it, direct and free of charge, to more than 1,000 charities.
Since 2004, OzHarvest has delivered more than 60 million meals and saved more than 20,000 tonnes of food from ending up in landfill. With nearly three million Australians living in poverty, this is a very important contribution.
Our focus in 2017 was to raise funds and awareness of the great work of OzHarvest and encourage people to think about how they can minimise food waste at home and at work. Our lawyers and staff volunteered at food markets across the country and engaged our clients in an initiative to “cook for a cause”.