The Power of Community
April 20 2022
The devastation caused by flooding across Queensland and Northern NSW has been heart-breaking to witness in recent months.
Many lost their homes, possessions, livelihoods and tragically even their lives when forced to flee the worst flooding these areas have ever seen.
Like many across Australia and around the world, our team was asking, How can we help?
In late 2021 Kollosche established a Community Fund as a means for the business and its sales agents to support charitable causes within our local communities.
A percentage of every property sale goes into the Kollosche Community Fund with additional donations from the business contributing to a goal of $500,000 in 2022.
One recipient of the Community Fund is Volunteering Gold Coast, which has mobilised and moved vital resources, equipment and volunteers to clean up flood-affected areas.
“By playing to our strengths we were able to respond very quickly through our database of volunteers, and of course utilise our transport fleet,” says Nicole Smith, Volunteering Gold Coast General Manager – Marketing and Communications.
“Kollosche’s contribution has enabled Volunteering Gold Coast to connect with thousands of volunteers and Not-For-Profits, increasing our ability to adapt to the community’s needs.”
At the peak of the floods crisis, Kollosche was also proud to partner up with Boho Hair in Labrador and The Craft Parlour in Burleigh Heads in driving donations of essential items, cleaning products and cash.
Kollosche Community Fund has supported a wide range of causes over the past year, many of which hold special meaning to our team and the communities in which we live, work and play.
Those beneficiaries include Serving Our People, 10 Cent Tom, Kurrawa Surf Club, Broadbeach Cats AFL Club, Men Matter Raceday and Wandering Warriors, Broadbeach United Soccer Club and Rosies.
A committee has been established to consider both internal submissions and external requests for support through the Kollosche Community Fund.
“Seeing how those funds are being used by groups, charities and clubs within our community has been very rewarding for our entire team,” says Kollosche Managing Director Michael Kollosche.
“We plan to continue building the structure behind the Community Fund this year to ensure this heart-felt initiative continues to have an impact for years to come.”