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Stockland Bundaberg awards 2020 CARE Grants

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Wendy MacDonald at Red Cross with the locally made Trauma Teddies that have received Stockland CARE Grant funding

Stockland has announced the recipients of its 2020 CARE Grants, awarding $3,000 to three local community groups in Bundaberg.

In 2020, Stockland has awarded $276,000 in grants to 266 local groups, clubs and programs across Australia who support health, wellbeing, community connection, education or local environmental initiatives.

Stockland Bundaberg has awarded its 2020 CARE Grants to Angels Community Group, Australian Red Cross Society and the Run Beyond Project.

Angels Community Group, supports those in the community who are underprivileged, unemployed or at risk.

The group runs programs including the School Lunch Program, which delivers 95 packed lunches to seven local primary schools.

The grant will be used towards sustaining this program.

Australian Red Cross Society will use the grant towards creating more stuffed bears for their Trauma Teddy program which provide comfort to children during times of trauma or stress.

The Run Beyond Project helps high school students through education and coaching programs which use running as a medium to develop capacities around goal setting, commitment and resilience.

The grant will be used towards continuing to offer this program to students at Bundaberg State High School.

Paul Davis, Centre Manager at Stockland Bundaberg, said that the centre is proud to once again give back to the community it serves.

“We recognise and appreciate the incredible value that these groups bring to our local community, and are pleased to help support them in their efforts with these $1,000 grants,” he said.

“We want our customers and community to thrive and these grants are one way in which we can help to achieve that.

“We are pleased to continue to support local organisations whose work, dedication and commitment are an essential part of helping our community to grow and flourish.”

The Stockland CARE Grants program, now in its seventh year, has distributed over $1.7 million in funding to more than 1,500 local community groups nationally.

Earlier this year, Stockland also pledged a donation of $500,000 to organisations including the Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal (FRRR) and other organisations supporting the relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts of the Australian bushfires.

Stockland CARE Grants is an annual program run throughout communities located near a Stockland Retail, Residential or Retirement Living community, and provides local organisations with funding support to help them establish more cohesive, inclusive and engaging programs.

For more information on the 2020 CARE Grants program, current and past recipients and selection criteria, please visit the website.

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