There are four projects in particular which are very close to our hearts.
Compassion – helping release children from poverty
A21 Campaign – which aims to bring about the abolition of slavery in the 21st century
Give Me 5 For Kids which raises much-needed funds for the children’s wards in our local Tasmanian hospitals
Stuff the Bus Christmas Appeal – aiming to help families going through a tough season
Sponsorship gives kids safe places to play, the chance to see a doctor when they’re sick, education, and the opportunity to discover the fact that their life matters. It gives them a brighter future so they, and eventually their own children, can live free from poverty. Sponsored children are more likely to grow up to be employed and be leaders in their communities. Many of our staff actively sponsor 1 or more Compassion children.
As a company we choose to also support the Compassion Early Childhood Survival Program – since infant mortality is extremely high in some parts of the world (more than 6 million children a year never make it to their fifth birthday), the first priority in promoting effective child development is to ensure that children survive the early years when they are most vulnerable to disease and malnutrition. That means educating the mother or primary caregiver, before and after her child is born, about providing critical care during the earliest years.
Below is a short excerpt from Sam’s recent trip to Uganda:
Human trafficking fuels the growth of organized crime, undermining health, safety, security, and the basic needs of humanity. It is the fastest growing crime in the world.
A21 is a non-profit organisation who believes that we can end human trafficking together through a strategy of Prevention, Protection, Prosecution and Partnership. We support A21 through our partnership with Be Hers who work to fundraise and bring awareness to this important campaign.
Give Me 5 for Kids is an annual fundraiser which runs for the entire month of June raising funds for the Royal Hobart Hospital children’s ward to buy much needed medical equipment that assists in helping seriously ill children.
We are proud to be the major sponsor for this years campaign.
It is a time where we invite everyone to jump on board and “Stuff the Bus” with BRAND NEW unwrapped Toys, Gifts and Food hamper items.
We provide parents who are facing a tough season with food for the family and toys for their children to celebrate Christmas. The toys are delivered unwrapped to the parents so they can give gifts directly to their children with the aim of bringing dignity to parents.
If you are interested in supporting these projects please contact us.
Any support is greatly appreciated.
In addition to these initiatives we support many other local organisations and events, including local schools and sports clubs.
We are proud to offer a dollar for dollar initiative for causes which have particular significance to any of our staff.
Petrusma Property and our staff have proudly supported the following: