Buderim Foundation Commits $32,000 For Students In Need

Buderim Foundation announced in February 2021 that it will be giving away $32,000 worth of $50 vouchers to help local families who need assistance with school expenses such as clothing, shoes, and stationery.

It’s part of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) Back to School Program, which aims to assist over 640 students from Buderim Mountain State School, Chancellor State Primary and State College, Kuluin State School, Mountain Creek State Primary and High School, and Sunny Kids.

According to Buderim Foundation’s Director Rebecca Ramsay, the funds in 2021 included an allocation from the FRRR of $20,000 to the Buderim Foundation. Around $1,500 of the donations came from Buderim Lions Club, $1,000 each from Buderim Rotary Club and the BWMCA and $2,500 from the Buderim Foundation were then matched dollar-for-dollar by the FRRR, totalling $12,000.

In the past 17 years of collaboration with FRRR through the Back to School Program, the Buderim Foundation has distributed around $197,000 worth of vouchers to families facing financial hardship.

Buderim Lions President Brian McBride said: “Our Club is well aware of the difficulties many families are facing at present and we welcome the opportunity to co-operate with other likeminded organisations in providing vouchers to help ease the burden and to show that we are part of a community that cares.”

For further details about the student vouchers, visit https://www.buderimfoundation.org.au/

About Buderim Foundation

Buderim Foundation is not-for-profit organisation registered under the Commonwealth Corporations Act. The purpose of the Buderim Foundation is to build a stronger community by harnessing the power of giving. It does this by receiving donations and bequests; carefully investing the funds to generate income; and distributing the income as grants to organisations that provide services to Buderim.