777 Foundation - Supporting local charities
The 777 Foundation was established to provide charitable support for community health projects and local charities. The funds raised by the 777 Foundation have primarily been donated by the 777 Group directors, pharmacy owners and staff.
Where do 777 Foundation donations go?
St Vincent De Paul Society - Refugee & Migrant Learning Centre
The St Vincent de Paul Society fondly known as Vinnies provides a helping hand to many Western Australians through food assistance, material aid, budget advice, shelter, advocacy, friendship and support.
A recent donation of $1,000 to Vinnies has gone towards assisting its Migrant and Refugee Learning Centre (M&R Learning Centre) in Nollamara which offers learning, support and community inclusion services to people who have resettled in Western Australia.
The M&R Learning Centre assists people who have left their home countries for reasons such as war, conflict and persecution with opportunities to rebuild their lives and secure a future for their families. The service promotes community inclusion, positive integration, compassion and the respect of basic human rights.
Pharmacy 777’s donation will support the English language conversation classes, purchasing much needed stationery, a whiteboard and a laser printer.
For more information, please visit the St Vincent de Paul Society website at vinnies.org.au
Teen Challenge Western Australia
The primary recipient of Foundation funds to date has been the Teen Challenge Grace Academy.
This very worthwhile cause supports families and individuals who have made wrong choices in their life and find themselves in a downward spiral of drug addiction and associated problems. This program is particularly relevant to our pharmacy group who are at the “coal face” of drug use and abuse and other harm prevention and rehabilitation programs. Every person working within our organisation will know or assist people with drug problems, almost on a daily basis. The Pharmacy 777 employees are generally a young group of people, and as a result, many have seen friends or family members affected by drug addiction.
Mental Illness Fellowship of WA
The Mental Illness Fellowship of WA (MIFWA) acts as a first point of call for people with mental illness, their carers, family and friends in providing information and support. MIFWA is committed to promoting an understanding of issues relating to mental illness in the community leading to better mental health. MIFWA Services include:
Telephone Information & Referral Service
Recovery Rehabilitation Program for adults with mental illness; Lorikeet Centre Rehabilitation Program
Carer Services; Carer Respite and Well Ways Carer Education Program
Youth Services; Early Intervention Recovery Program (EIRP)
Family Services; Family Support & Parent Peer Support Programs
Support for Smokers with mental illness; Tobacco Free Program
Supported accommodation, Individualised Support for Community Living
For more information please visit the MIFWA website at www.mifwa.org.au or call 08 9228 0200.
Cosmos Health Care
A recent donation of $3,000 has gone to Cosmos HealthCare - a Christian international health and development organisation based in Perth, Western Australia. They are committed to improving the lives of people in some of the world’s poorest communities. They value people and their right to be treated with dignity and equality, regardless of social status or religion. Cosmos HealthCare currently works in India and Zimbabwe supporting their long-term health projects by sending regular volunteer medical teams and by providing logistical, supply and funding support.