Community care and support for the arts
At BDO we’re committed to building positive relationships with our community and creating opportunities for our people to get involved. Through the Community Care Program, BDO has established community partnerships with two charities – Good Beginnings and Summer Foundation. We’re delighted to offer financial support and technical expertise to assist these organisations thrive and provide vital support for people in the community.
Good Beginnings is a charity that provides a range of early childhood and practical parenting programs for disadvantaged children and families across Australia. BDO encourages staff and partners to volunteer their skills and time by spending a day working at the Good Beginnings head office. Skilled volunteering opportunities can include helping with events, providing human resources or finance, and participating in panel interviews. BDO has also initiated a workplace giving program and provided once-off donations – all in an effort to raise vital funds. Our relationship and association with Good Beginnings is met with full BDO partner and Board support. Learn more about Good Beginnings.
Summer Foundation is a charity that assists young adults with a physical or brain injury to secure best permanent care and independent living options through advocacy and services. Many of the initiatives that BDO Sydney is involved in reflect the importance of visibility and recognition. For example, BDO takes part in a unique program called ‘Tell your story’ which documents the lives of young people accessing Summer Foundation services. Their journey is captured using simple words told in a poignant and compelling way. The program is empowering them to tell their story and create greater awareness of the need to build better lives for young people in nursing homes. Find out more about Summer Foundation.
BDO Sydney also has a strong commitment to supporting local arts institutions. We have been proud sponsors of the Griffin Theatre for ten years; and an Art Gallery of NSW sponsor for six years. Read more about BDO Sydney’s sponsorships.