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At Macarthur Square we share the same local spirit as you and that's why we have proudly supported the community since 1979.

At Macarthur Square, we share the same local spirit as you and that's why we have proudly supported the community since 1979.

Macarthur Square is continually dedicated to helping the local community by assisting organisations that are also devoted to improving the community. These organisations play a vital part in shaping the lives of many Australians.

Some of the organisations we’ve supported in the past 12 months include:

Some of the organisations we’ve supported in the past 12 months include:

Kids of Macarthur

Since 2000, Kids of Macarthur Health Foundation has been Macarthur’s premier children’s charity. Kids of Macarthur Health Foundation aims to purchase the most technological paediatric medical equipment available to enhance the level of health care offered locally.

Macarthur Square has provided ongoing support to Kids of Macarthur Health Foundation such as the annual Christmas Gift Wrapping Appeal where Macarthur Square patrons can have their present’s gift wrapped for a gold coin donation. All proceeds are donated to Kids of Macarthur Health Foundation.

 

Macarthur Disability Services

Over 30 years ago Macarthur Disability Service (MDS) envisioned a world where people with a disability participated fully in society and were valued and empowered to realise their potential. This vision has inspired their goals to become a premier non-profit community organization in the Macarthur region across South West Sydney and the Southern Highlands.

Macarthur Square has generously provided ongoing support to MDS such as the annual Christmas Gift Wrapping Appeal and Mother’s Day Gift Wrapping Appeal where Macarthur Square patrons can have their present’s gift wrapped for a gold coin donation. All proceeds are donated to MDS.

As part of Lend Lease Community Day, Macarthur Square has been involved in various initiatives to support MDS including:
  • 2011 - Macarthur Square helped created a sensory garden at MDS Tahmoor site. This included purchasing all the required equipment and volunteering time to plant the garden
  • 2013 - Macarthur Square rendered the front of the house and fence, installed a letterbox, planted a new garden bed and removed a tree stump from the backyard at MDS, Dumaresq Street site.
  • 2014 - Macarthur Square helped create a kitchen garden at MDS, Tahmoor site. This involved planting a number of cooking herbs to be used by their hospitality clients. All materials were provided by Macarthur Square.
  • 2019 – Macarthur Square painted the creative arts hall and planted a garden bed along the fence at MDS Bradbury site. All materials were provided by Macarthur Square. 

    “Macarthur Disability Services are incredibly appreciative of the ongoing commitment from Macarthur Square Lend Lease. Their financial and kind support has enabled us to continually improve our services and programs and enabled us to offer our clients opportunities above and beyond their wildest dreams. The projects completed by Macarthur Square Lend Lease will have a lasting impression and yield long term positive outcomes for our organization, our staff and most importantly the people we support”.
  • Australian Red Cross

    Australian Red Cross is building a better society based on people helping people. Saving lives and supporting people before and after disasters strike. Red Cross also work to assist our most vulnerable community members – no matter their circumstances.

    As part of Lendlease Foundation, Australian Red Cross has been a National community partner. Lifeblood Teams member.  As part of this partnership, Lendlease is an Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Teams member. Lifeblood Teams provides an opportunity for organisations and groups across Australia to unite to save lives through blood donation.

    Macarthur Square continues to support Australian Red Cross through blood donations. During the bushfires of Summer 2019/20, Lendlease donated $500,000 to the Australian Red Cross. Supporting expert organisations, who are already working directly with impacted people, is the best way we can help in the first instance.

    Macarthur Square collected donations for the Red Cross Bushfire appeal at events held within the centre during the summer bushfires.  

     

    Youth Solutions

    Youth Solutions is a youth drug and alcohol prevention and health promotion charity working with young people 12 – 25 years of age and the broader community.

    Youth Solutions works across the Macarthur and Wingecarribee regions of NSW, delivering health education programs, campaigns and activities aimed at reducing and preventing our community’s young people from experiencing the harms of drugs and alcohol.

    Working to educate and empower young people, to inch closer to their vision of a community of healthy, safe and connected young people. Their drug, alcohol and wellbeing strategies focus on learning, participation and support.

    Macarthur Square has been an ongoing supporter of Youth Solutions, sponsoring their annual Charity Ball, enabling them to continue providing their much-needed services to the youth of our community.

     

    Salvation Army

    The Salvation Army has been active in the Campbelltown community for over 50 years, the work is based around social welfare, counselling service, money care, family store and more.

    The Salvation Army has been given the opportunity over many years to have committed Salvation Army personnel at Macarthur Square, handing out the weekly paper “The War Cry” for donations towards their work in the community. Additionally each Christmas, for the month of December, the Salvation Army Brass Band play Christmas Carols in Macarthur Square.

    “We are extremely grateful to Lend Lease, Macarthur Square for the availability of the stand on a Thursday night”
    - Garry Cox (Major, The Salvation Army)

    Orchid Society

    Orchid growers who are part of the Campbelltown & District Orchid Society Inc (C&DOS) showcase locally grown, prize winning Orchids bi-annually at Macarthur Square. The event is judged by accredited judges before the Orchid display to the public.to The Orchard plants are made available to the public for purchase at Macarthur Square on behalf of the hobby growers at a reduced price.

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