Carat Team Out In Force For Father Bob
The Carat team hit the streets this week, shaking tins to raise money on behalf of one of their charities of choice – the Father Bob Maguire Foundation.
More than 40 Carat employees rattled tins in Melbourne this Thursday to support the Father Bob Maguire Foundation Scholarship Fund to keep kids in school and off the street. The team hit the streets to encourage local residents and visitors to raise money to support the vital work the Foundation is doing. This is the first time, the Foundation has partnered with a business with a ‘tin rattling’ campaign.
Simon Ryan, CEO of Carat Australia, said it was a privilege to support the Foundation’s work on behalf of children and families who live in the City of Port Phillip. “Father Bob is a local legend and many marginalised people owe their lives to his remarkable work,” Ryan said. “It’s a privilege for us to commit our resources to a very worthwhile cause. We encourage everyone in the area to drop a coin or two into our tins, or drop into the Clarendon Street branch of Bendigo Bank to donate.”
Father Bob has spent the best part of 50 years working to keep children safe and to help them find pathways to a successful future. “Education is the elixir of good fortune that teaches a great many things beyond the 3 ‘R’s’,”says Father Bob. “Educating young people is a pathway out of poverty and a way to engage them in the community. If we want them to succeed, we have to put an end to intergenerational disadvantage.”
The cost of a scholarship is $5,000. It will cover tuition, books and extracurricular activities. It is offered to young people regardless of their background, race or religion. Currently, there are 20 children who are receiving financial support from the Foundation. They are studying in years 7 to 12 at Albert Park College, Christian Brothers College (CBC) and Presentation College Windsor (PCW).