ProCare gifts more than $200,000 to ProCare Charitable Foundation

ProCare gifts more than $200,000 to ProCare Charitable Foundation

 ProCare has gifted $227,400 to the ProCare Charitable Foundation to help further its work promoting health and well-being of disadvantaged communities across Auckland.

“We are very proud to be able to make this, our second payment, to the Foundation,” says Dr Harley Aish, Chair, ProCare. “The Foundation is committed to the relief of poverty, the advancement of education and improving population health outcomes and it is a privilege to financially support this work.”

ProCare Charitable Foundation grants to seven charities

 The ProCare Charitable Foundation today announced the successful recipients of its second round of its grant funding programme. The Foundation received over 40 applications for grants with seven registered charities being awarded combined funding of more than $200,000.

Chairman of the Foundation, June McCabe, says “to be able to provide some support to those providing important health and wellbeing services across the Greater Auckland region is a most rewarding experience which is made possible through the generosity of the shareholders of Procare.”

“This was our second year of offering grant funding to charities and once again we found it hard to decide because of the high calibre, quality and worthiness of all those who applied”. The seven chosen will improve access for health services across a diverse spectrum of health and wellbeing needs. We feel privileged to be able to help in a small way and wish we could do more”, she says.

The seven registered charities to benefit from the 2016 ProCare Charitable Foundation funding allocation are:

The Upside Downs Education Trust: Sharing the gift of speech with children with Down syndrome by providing these children with life-changing speech language therapy to improve their confidence, communication skills and independence.

Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua: Improving access to health services for rural and isolated Maori communities by fitting out a mobile health van with appropriate clinical equipment to carry out health checks at home and at the marae. The overall focus will be on promotion of health and well-being, improving long term condition management, increasing engagement and increasing enrolments.

Auckland District Kidney Society Incorporated: A Wellness and Rehabilitation Programme in for patients with kidney failure so they can maximise the quality of life, independence and motivation.

Big Buddy Mentoring Trust: An expansion of services into South Auckland – by matching South Auckland Little Buddies with a positive male mentor.

Anxiety New Zealand Trust: A Community Awareness and education treatment programme with a focus on Maori, Pacific and Asian and lower socio economic families and including resiliency workshops for children, adolescence and their families.

Children’s Autism Foundation: Providing access for families in hardship who have autistic children including outreach family support, skills through play, understanding autism and strategies for behaviour so as to enable independence within the community.

Muscular Dystrophy Northern Incorporated: Providing a field service to support those suffering from Muscular Dystrophy and their families. Allowing them to improve their experience of living with a neuromuscular condition.

“On behalf of the Foundation Board and Trustee (Public Trust), thank you to all those who took the time to apply and we will of course continue the annual granting programme again in August – November 2017”.

The ProCare Charitable Foundation was established by the shareholders of Procare who gifted over 90% of their shares to the Foundation in 2012. The purpose of the Foundation is to help promote the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged communities, deliver health-related activities that improve a community’s wellbeing, or reduces health inequalities and alleviates poverty and deprivation in the Auckland region.

For more information about the Foundation and previous grant recipients, click here.

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