Eastwood Shopping Centre owner Yuhu Group presented $743,000 to eight charities and institutions including six local Eastwood organisations at their annual Giving Day last Friday.
Eastwood beneficiaries were Eastwood Public School, St Kevin’s Catholic School, Christian Community Aid, Eastwood Uniting Church, Eastwood Chinese Senior Citizens Club and Tzu Chi. Children’s Medical Research Institute Westmead and Bear Cottage Manly also benefited.
Ryde MP Victor Dominello as Minister for Citizenship and Communities represented NSW Premier Mike Baird at the Westin Hotel presentation. Also present and pictured above were Bennelong MP John Alexander OAM, Beecroft MP Philip Ruddock, Drummoyne MP John Sidoti, Eastwood Chamber of Commerce president Vic Tagg and Hugh Lee OAM.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott sent a message of congratulations with best wishes for a successful Giving Day and a prosperous Year of the Sheep ahead.
Yuhu Group Gifts Local Schools
Eastwood Shopping Centre owners Yuhu Group presented cash awards to six local Eastwood schools and charities at their annual Giving Day ceremony last Friday.
Eastwood Public School received $6,000, pictured above, while St Kevin’s Catholic Primary School received $5,000. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO.
Eastwood School’s donation go towards computer equipment for the school of 700 students where more than 80 percent of students have English as a second language.
St Kevin’s School donation will contribute to upgrading the library facilities to create a better learning environment.
Eastwood based Christian Community Aid benefitted by $5,000 as did Eastwood Senior Citizen’s Club while Eastwood Uniting Church was the recipient of $2,000 to assist with their English language classes.
Tzu Chi Foundation Eastwood which is a United Nations acknowledged NGO with volunteers in 50 countries and 345 offices worldwide received $20,000.
Two largest donations of $600,000 and $100,000 respectively went to the Children’s Medical research Institute Westmead and Bear Cottage at Manly which is the only children’s hospice in NSW.