Hyundai Motor Company Australia has announced a further seven recipients of the philanthropic program Hyundai Help for Kids, a collaborative partnership between the 161-strong Hyundai National Dealer Network and Hyundai Motor Company Australia.
Established in January 2014 as part of Hyundai Motor Company’s global CSR program, ‘Moving The World Together’, the partnership provides grants to a range of organisations focused on delivering assistance to children and the families who support them – through sport, culture, education, health, community engagement, and social welfare initiatives.
AEIOU Foundation, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, John Maclean Foundation, Make-A-Wish, Motorvation Foundation, Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children – Indigenous Outreach Program, and Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation will receive financial and/or vehicular assistance from Hyundai Help for Kids, allowing each organisation to continue vital work supporting young Australians.
AEIOU Foundation is one of Australia’s leading organisations dedicated to delivering a full-time early intervention program for children diagnosed with autism, aged two and a half to six years. Their two year education program and therapy support gives these children the skills and tools for school, employment and beyond, changing the course of their lives and allowing them to reach their full potential. Hyundai Help for Kids joins AEIOU as a Proud Partner providing monetary funding, and vehicle support for fundraising programs – helping create brighter futures for children with autism and their families.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance is an organisation providing therapies, life skill programs, equipment and support for people with cerebral palsy and their families. Their priority is to assist those living with cerebral palsy to lead the most comfortable and independent lives possible by providing access to innovative services and programs. As a Proud Partner of Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Hyundai Help for Kids will support their work through financial and vehicle provision helping to build brighter futures for children living with cerebral palsy.
The John Maclean Foundation changes the lives of young Australians who use wheelchairs, helping them remain active, to be included in everyday life and to chase their dreams. In many cases, the families of children who use wheelchairs have limited government and charity assistance, while incurring extraordinary costs for vital equipment and treatment. Hyundai Help for Kids will be a Major Partner of the John Maclean Foundation by offering both financial and vehicle fleet support, helping them to improve the lives of wheelchair-dependent children and their carers.
Since 1985 Make-A-Wish® Australia has granted over 8,000 cherished wishes to children and young Australians diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. Their wishes give hope, strength, and joy at a time when it’s needed most, resulting in significant improvements in the child’s mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. As an official Bronze Business Partner of Make-A-Wish Australia, Hyundai Help for Kids will help to grant more wishes for children and young people right across Australia.
Specialising in driver awareness and psychology programs created specifically for young drivers, Motorvation offers driver education across Australia through schools, universities, and community and sporting clubs. Motorvation programs have been shown to substantially reduce crash risks and improve driver safety. As a Proud Partner of Motorvation, Hyundai Help for Kids will supply a vehicle fleet to assist the real-life in-car training component of the courses.
Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) is helping achieve the best outcomes for generations of Australians living with vision or hearing loss. Operating from 17 permanent sites and serving thousands of children and families throughout Australia, RIDBC connects people with vision or hearing loss to the expert therapy and services they require. The Hyundai Help for Kids grant will offer both financial and vehicular support to RIDBC Indigenous Outreach Program, which has been developed to specifically support communities which may otherwise not have access to these critical services.
Shortly before dying of cancer, 19 year old Steven Walter wrote a powerful letter to his family and friends asking them to raise money for childhood cancer research “so that one day no other kid would have to go through what I’ve been through”. Since 2001Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation has been instrumental in supporting clinical trials and research projects, the development of specialist therapies and the creation of a fellowship to train a specialist in all aspects of oncology. Hyundai Help for Kids will further assist this vital work with a financial and vehicular grant.
These seven new Hyundai Help for Kids recipients will join existing beneficiaries Ronald McDonald House Charities, Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation, Clown Doctors, Little Wings, Hyundai Goals for Grassroots, Kids Tennis Foundation, and the Hyundai HyTech Donation Program.
Hyundai Help for Kids hopes to grant close to $1.5 million in 2014 to not-for-profit organisations supporting Australians under the age of 18. To date the program has already raised over $1,000,000 via 50:50 Hyundai and Hyundai Dealer Network contributions made from every vehicle sold in Australia from 1st January, 2014.
A dedicated communications and resource hub for the Hyundai Help for Kids program, including a suite of social media outlets, has been established to not only offer connectivity points with the organisation, its partners and their work, but also to provide grant application guidance and a pathway process.
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