Window of opportunity
SINCE 2013, Jason Windows managing director Brendan O’Reilly and his team in Welshpool have been a part of a breakfast club at a local primary school.
Wanting to be more hands-on in their altruistic pursuits, Mr O’Reilly reached out to Manna, a Victoria Parkbased charity that feeds the homeless and disadvantaged people.
“We wanted to find a charity that we could not only support financially but also get involved on a more personal, hands-on level,” he said.
Every Tuesday and Thursday, Jason Windows staff serve fresh and healthy breakfasts to children at Brookman Primary School in Langford.
The Manna Breakfast Program currently provides breakfast for around 20 students who might otherwise have gone without.
“Staff see the true value and results of their hands-on volunteering, fundraising … and carrying out creative d453914 fundraising initiatives on a regular basis … such as the breakfast club because Manna receives no government funding. It relies on the kindness and generosity of volunteers and organisations in order to feed the hungry in Perth six days a week,” Mr O’Reilly said.
In three years of collaboration, the company has contributed more than $150,000 to Manna from its breakfast club program, to Community Sleep Out and through fundraising.
Jason Windows volunteers Craig Ennor, Cheri Davis, Vanessa Rendulic and Ken Inman with Brookman PS students Suzu Sato, Shakheia Mateljak and Olivia Corbett enjoy some tasty breakfast at school.