Community Day is just one day of the year that Lendlease employees give back to their community. Community 365 gives our employees the opportunity to help people of their choosing, when they want and using the skills they're good at, all year round.
Born to tap into the passion and strengths of our diverse workforce around the world, this is our hands-on approach to enhance leadership, decision-making and problem solving skills.
Group Head of Sustainability at Lendlease, Geoff Dutaillis said Community Day offers employees a chance to apply their skills where they are most needed.
“Since Community Day started in 1996, we’ve supported the community in a number of ways, ranging from aiding disaster recovery efforts, renovating buildings for those struggling with homelessness or domestic violence, restoring important green spaces and assisting children with special needs.”
For more information about this year's Community Day, you can view our media release.
The Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade team swapped excavators for shovels and paint brushes to refurbish the not-for-profit and family-run Kiah Health Support Services on Community Day 2016.
Murray and Teena Vogt, founders and operators of Kiah, provide a one-of-a-kind support service for Indigenous patients and their carers travelling to Brisbane for medical treatment.
“Kiah relies on the support of our community to provide health services to Indigenous people from rural and remote communities. We are very grateful to Lendlease and the Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade team for their support and dedication to our cause,” Murray Vogt said.
Lendlease employees, along with the support of suppliers, subcontractors and Lendlease Foundation, collaborated to achieve amazing results on the day. The work included a newly painted fence and landscaped recreational area, as well as the delivery of marketing collateral including a new logo, flyer, website and signage.
Greg Fokes, Project Director at the Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade was delighted with the community spirit on the day. “The turnout on the day was fantastic; everyone put their best foot forward to create something special for a truly important service in our local community.” Greg said.
Kiah is just one example of the incredible achievements of Lendlease employees on Community Day 2016. Congratulations to everyone involved in making a difference in their local community this year.