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Sydney Airport kicks off lost property auction for charity

Sydney Airport will donate proceeds from its Lost Property Auction to charities

Sydney Airport is putting lost and unclaimed items by its more than 43 million yearly visitors to good use with an auction.

The ‘Bid for Good’ Lost Property Auction will auction off items to members of the public, with proceeds going to charities. Grants between $10,000 to $100,000 are available for charities.

The auction has been put together with Sydney Community Foundation and is run by Pickles Auctions, and will consist of 10 online auctions held over nine days.

CEO of Sydney Community Foundation Jane Jose said she was delighted to partner with Sydney Airport for community giving through ‘Bid for Good’, funding much needed programs as part of our postcode based local philanthropy.

“The programs we fund help build stronger communities by giving local support to programs that respond to their particular local community need,” said Jose.

“It’s so encouraging to see an organisation like Sydney Airport showing real leadership and giving people who are truly suffering in our community a chance to get back on their feet.”

Since 2013, the auction has raised more than $836,000 for charity, with funds distributed to a range of local and national charities.

Cana Communities has already been announced as the major grant recipient for 2018, with the grant assisting the charity to support those suffering from homelessness, drug addiction and mental illness.

CEO of Cana Communities, Julie Sneddon, said the grant would be a game changer for the charity which is run by volunteers who are committed to assisting those in most need.

“Like most charities, we rely on the generosity of the community and our volunteers to provide support to those who are highly vulnerable and living on the margins.

“This amazing gift from Sydney Airport will allow us to continue delivering holistic care to people who have been severely disadvantaged.”

 

 

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