Manildra Foundation was established to support important causes in the communities in which we operate and beyond.
Making a long-term positive difference is important to us, which is why we’re proud of our partnerships with trusted organisations who, like us, want what’s best for our communities. We have dedicated significant time and resources to see these partnerships strengthened and share their commitment to their causes.
Some of the organisations supported by the Manildra Foundation are below, we encourage you to go to the relevant websites to learn more.
Make-A-Wish Australia was founded in 1985, and now, in their 30th year, they have granted over 8,000 wishes to children with life threatening illnesses. They believe in the healing power of a wish. Make-A-Wish wishes give seriously ill children hope for the future, strength to face the challenges of their illness, and joy from their incredible wish experience.
See more at: www.makeawish.org.au
As Australia’s largest national education-oriented charity, the Smith Family support disadvantaged Australian children to participate fully in their education, giving them the best chance at breaking the cycle of disadvantage. Their learning support and mentoring programs help children in need to fit in at school, keep up with their peers, and build aspirations for a better future for themselves.
See more at: www.thesmithfamily.com.au
Foodbank is a non-denominational, non-profit organisation which acts as a pantry to the charities and community groups who feed the hungry. It was first established in 1992 in NSW and now has a presence in every state and the Northern Territory with distribution centres in all state capitals as well as a number of regional centres. Last year alone, Foodbank provided enough food for over 40 million meals. Foodbank is a conduit between the food industry’s surplus food and the welfare sector’s need. See more at www.foodbank.org.au
Starlight’s Children’s Foundation’s mission is: “To brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families”.
Starlight helps sick children forget their illness and re-discover the joy of childhood. Starlight believes there is more to treatment than medicine, and for 27 years in partnership with Australian health professionals, has worked to develop programs based on ‘positive psychology principles that support the total care of children and teens.’
Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) pioneers advances in melanoma research and treatment that are making a difference to the lives of patients today. They are a non-profit organisation dedicated to preventing and curing melanoma through innovative, world-class research, treatment and education programs.
See more at: www.melanoma.org.au
Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick is a very special place. Every day around the clock, our brilliant and dedicated staff save lives, deliver expert medical care and help children and families navigate the challenges of injury and illness.
Over the past 30 years, Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation has contributed more than $100 million to support the Hospital’s priority needs. We have invested in medical, nursing and allied health specialists, high-tech equipment, groundbreaking medical research and capital works such as ward refurbishments and new buildings.
We also fund Child Life and Music Therapy activities and innovative Art Program workshops and exhibitions that create a positive, vibrant and healing environment. Thanks to The Manildra Foundation’s support, we are helping to ensure all children get the health care they need and deserve—now and in the future.
See more at: www.schf.org.au