1600 Gold Coast kids now safer as Von Bibra donates $46,082 to Bravehearts
than 1600 Gold Coast kids are now safer after attending Bravehearts’ personal
safety education program thanks to a partnership with Gold Coast auto dealer
the inception of the community initiative in January this year, Von Bibra has
donated $46,082 to Bravehearts, including a cheque presentation last week for
part of a sponsorship deal worth up to $60,000 per year with funds going
directly to Gold Coast education and counselling programs with Von Bibra able
to see real results of its philanthropy in the community.
vital support has enabled Bravehearts to reach 1600 Gold Coast kids aged from
3-8 with its Ditto Keep Safe Adventure Show since February. The program is
delivered in childcare centres and lower primary and will reach a further 3580
children before the end of the year – totalling 5180 local kids over 12 months
who will be safer, educated and more aware.
the end of the year almost 25,000 children in SEQ will know about protective
behaviour safety education.
Bibra’s support has also ensured Bravehearts’ team of psychologists can meet
community demand for specialist counselling services. Since January it has
delivered 697 counselling sessions to Gold Coast survivors of child sexual
assault – 460 in the last three months.
Founder and Executive Director Hetty Johnston applauded Von Bibra for its
continued support of Gold Coast children.
“We congratulate and thank
Warren, Wade and all of the staff, who are now a part of the important work
that Bravehearts does in protecting Australian kids,” said Ms Johnston.
their amazing continued support this would not be possible. On behalf of more
than 5000 Gold Coast children who this year will directly benefit as a result
of this partnership, we say a big thank you.”
Bibra is a long-standing and reputable Gold Coast business incepted in 1938 and
is owned and managed by Warren Von Bibra and son Wade. It has four locations -
Southport, Ferry Rd, Helensvale and Robina.
buying customers at the Group’s four dealerships are given a choice to donate
$20.00 from the sale to either Bravehearts or its other beneficiary Animal Welfare
is Australia’s leading child protection organisation. It’s vision is to make
Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child by 2020.