30 Jun Port to Park Community Beneficiary Announced
Local charity Choice Passion Life, which is based on Toolooa Street in Gladstone, will receive $20,000 in funding towards their Mylestones Employment Program.
The money will go towards new equipment to expand and grow their services, and help more people living with disabilities to gain skills and employment through the program. The money will directly support CPL’s garden crew.
GPC CEO Craig Haymes said the programs with CPL are an incredibly valuable service for the region, that make an enormous difference to the lives of people with disabilities.
“People with a disability represent one in five Australians, so it’s important they are given employment opportunities and we know the funding will go a long way to support this program,” Mr Haymes said.
“The idea of the community beneficiary is to support a worthy group not only through funding but also by raising awareness about the fantastic work they do in our community,” he said.
“It’s great to see CPL offering employment in the garden crew and provide training for people with a disability to one day achieve mainstream employment or develop their own garden service business.
“We can’t wait to see how the Port to Park community beneficiary funding grows the program and enhances these people’s lives.”
Registrations for the FunD Run are now open for the event, which will take place on Sunday August 21.
Photo credit to Gladstone Ports Corporation.