The Phillips Foundation is the recipient of coaching fees that are generated by Phillips Coaching, so we can support a range of causes that are dear to our hearts.
During this extraordinary summer of bushfires, Phillips Coaching matched, dollar for dollar, the coaching fees collected from November to April and donated them to Dymock’s Children’s Charities and their Bushfires Appeal.
Evelyn Liu, the General Manager of Dymock’s Children’s Charities, provided an update:
“We are enormously grateful to everyone who donated to our emergency Bushfires Appeal earlier this year. A $30,000 grant from the Phillips Foundation gave the appeal an early boost, while donations from the Dymocks store network and many private individuals meant we raised over $166,700.
“This means we placed over $333,400 worth of books in the hands of children affected by the bushfires. In the weeks immediately following the bushfires, we were able to provide books to children in a number of different communities, including Eden, Cobargo, Bateman’s Bay and Gippsland.
“After consulting with coordinators on the ground, we supplied books for care packs being delivered to evacuation centres, and books for backpacks which also included other essential items such as pens and pencils, exercise books, lunch boxes and drink bottles.
“Receiving these books provided a much-needed boost to these communities, as the teacher at Kangaroo Island Community Education told us “I am blown away by the generosity here. Both myself and our leaders are extremely grateful for the support that you are offering with the books.”
“Over the past two months we have worked alongside various community groups who have coordinated the delivery of more books to schools and communities and are currently working with a further 13 schools to supply books to children in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.”
“Your news has made my year so far – literacy is so important to us at our school and this donation will go so far!” Principal – Talbingo Public School.
Thank you to our coaching clients who make these contributions possible, and to Dymocks Children’s Charities for such a successful Bushfire Appeal.