Helping local communities through the Tibra Capital Foundation
Since the fire season began last year, Australia has been ravaged by the worst wildfires seen in decades, with many lives and homes lost and huge parts of the country razed to the ground.
It’s easy to feel powerless against such a devastating event but the team at Tibra has wanted to help in whatever way it can by donating cash and supplies to help the communities affected. To support this, the Tibra Capital Foundation has matched each donation made (whatever the size) with one of A$450. So far nearly A$20,000 has been raised and will be split between three good causes, including the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, supporting firefighters on the front line; WIRES, which helps rehabilitate affected wildlife, and The Salvation Army, helping people and towns needing to rebuild.
Tibra is committed to making a difference to the people and communities where we live and work, so we’re extremely proud that our philanthropic arm, the Tibra Capital Foundation, has been able to translate our financial success into a real impact on the lives of those in need.
Throughout last year the Tibra team did fantastic work through fundraising and volunteering, benefitting some other very worthy causes. We rolled up our sleeves and got stuck into a variety of activities including; refurbishing old furniture, chaperoning disadvantaged children on days out, packing goods for distribution across multiple charities, selling raffle tickets and wrapping Christmas presents in exchange for a donation.
One of our biggest successes was the epic ‘Austimanjaro’climb, where we partnered with Forever Projects and scaled Sublime Point – a 300-metre peak near our beach-side office in Austinmer – up to 20 times each to raise funds for Tanzanian families living in poverty. ‘Austimanjaro’ grew so big that it received widespread media coverage and garnered broad community support.
We’re excited about the newest tradition we’ve started – the Foundation’s annual Christmas Charity gift drive. Staff are encouraged to donate or buy a gift for the children of nominated charity, and for every staff donation, the Foundation will ‘match’ the gift with a further A$500 donation.