MAX giving pledge benefits Youngcare and Purple House

Published by MAXSolutions on September 04, 2019
Clients of Purple House receiving cheque from MAX Foundation


MAX Solutions is delighted to announce it has made donations totalling $30,000 to support four valuable Australian charities.  

MAX’s charitable arm, the MAX Foundation, makes regular donations to worthwhile causes, with employee contributions matched dollar-for-dollar by the company.

In its latest round of donations, the MAX Foundation has donated $5,000 each to Sir David Martin Foundation, which helps young people in crisis and Cystic Fibrosis Queensland, with another $10,000 each given to Guide Dogs SA/NT and veterans charity Buddy Up Australia.

The donations will help:

  • provide safety, hope and opportunity for young people in crisis who come to Triple Care Farm funded by Sir David Martin Foundation 

  • people living with cystic fibrosis in Queensland

  • Guide Dogs SA/NT’s Neurological Vision Service alleviate the challenges met by individuals who have experienced an acquired brain injury

  • the vital work in connecting Australian current and ex-service personnel to their community through purposeful volunteering with Buddy Up Australia.

Managing Director Deborah Homewood said: 

“Purple House and Youngcare run programs that are close to our hearts.

“They provide a safety net for some of the most vulnerable people in our society.”

Purple House is an Indigenous-owned bush dialysis clinic operating from a base in Alice Springs.

“Remote Indigenous Australians are up to 30 times more likely to suffer kidney disease than non-Indigenous Australians,” Ms Homewood said.

“When patients need to be in Alice Springs or Darwin for treatment, communities are left without elder leadership, and cultural links are weakened.

“Patients can suffer from isolation and depression being restricted by a dialysis machine for long periods of time.

“Purple House offers a sanctuary and offers a ‘home away from home’ for many patients.

“Similarly, Youngcare works hard to ensure young Australians with high physical care needs can maintain their independence and dignity, and helps people find specialist disability accommodation.”

Chief Executive Officer of Purple House, Sarah Brown said: “Our directors and patients are always thrilled when people hear our story and want to help. We’d like to thank the MAX Foundation whole-heartedly for their generous support.

“This donation will help to keep the Purple Truck on the road, and out to remote communities to get people home.”

Chief Executive Officer of Youngcare Anthony Ryan said there is currently a critical shortage of age-appropriate housing for young people living with disability.

“There are more than 12,000 young people with disability being left behind in institutionalised housing – places like aged care – simply because they have no other option,” Mr Ryan said.

“This is not good enough and it’s only with the support of the community and socially conscious organisations like the MAX Foundation that we can make a difference to their lives. 

“Our passion is to give these young Australians choice in where they live, who they live with and how they live their lives. It’s humbling to have the support of the MAX Foundation behind us, and to work with a team who share this passion, to give young people the freedom and choice that we all deserve.”


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