‘Be Uplifted’ Receives Community Grant Worth $10k from Westpac

Last February, officials from Westpac Aspley personally awarded “Be Uplifted” with a community grant amounting to $10,000. Inspirational stories were shared over morning tea and delightful cakes during the awards ceremony.

Be Uplifted described the moment as a “wonderful honour” and was more than grateful to host the officials at their headquarters at Zillmere. Present at the awards ceremony were two branch managers, one financial manager, and Westpac’s very own regional manager.

Credit: Be Uplifted

“Be Uplifted Inc is so grateful for the generosity of the Westpac Foundation and knows those breast cancer recipients who will benefit from this grant will also appreciate the generosity,” the charity said in a statement.

Since 1999, Westpac Foundation has granted more than $35 million to more than 500 not-for-profit organisations addressing social issues within the community. As much as $10,000 community grants are being awarded to selected community organisations at the grassroots level, particularly those who seek to provide fellow Australians support in education, training, employment, and other needs.

In 2017, Be Uplifted was among the institutions who were listed as a recipient of the grant. The charity was chosen because of its mission to improve the lives of local men, women, and their families who are experiencing difficulty and consequences of breast cancer.

Volunteers at the Be Uplifted headquarters shared with Westpac Aspley officials how they support breast cancer patients and their family through different events and fund raising activities.

Credit: Be Uplifted

The Aspley Op Shop is a good example of an establishment that provides a sustainable source of good quality second-hand clothing and household items at affordable prices. Proceeds from sales at the shop are all donated to patients and their families. It is located at Robinson Rd, at the corner of Wilmah St, just near the Aspley Village Shopping Centre.