We have been raising and distributing funds since early 2011, and in 2012 we established a formal Charitable Foundation to drive and strengthen our support.
The McDonald Jones Homes Charitable Foundation is a registered charity which distributes much-needed funds to a variety of worthy causes across NSW, Queensland and the ACT. Each year, the foundation raises hundreds of thousands of dollars which are then donated to organisations throughout the communities we work in. Suppliers, partners, trades, staff and customers play an integral part in supporting the donation process and, therefore, the life-changing causes which fit our giving ethos.
From supporting HMRI and the Mark Hughes Foundation in the Hunter, to the Guy Sebastian Foundation, Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service and Ronald McDonald House, we’ve made a conscious effort to give back to the communities that have wholeheartedly supported and welcomed us.
BUILD FOR A CURE
We have a proud history supporting the Children’s Cancer Institute. From attending charity nights to building architecturally designed homes as part of the Build for a Cure project, we have raised over 1.5 million to make a difference in the lives of children with cancer.
In 2014, the MJH Group was approached by Children’s Cancer Institute and Austral Bricks with a challenge and a vision. The challenge to build one of our home designs in only 21 days, fully furnished, in Western Sydney, to build for a cure
In 2014, the first Build for a Cure project in Sydney was a huge success and resulted in a donation of $783,000 – the Children’s Cancer Institute’s biggest single donation yet.
While we were proud of what our team, partners, suppliers and trades achieved through the first project, it simply wasn’t enough. In 2016, the Build for a Cure mission was brought to the Hunter Region, building another home for auction in Billy’s Lookout, Teralba. The home was built in under two weeks, with the block of land generously donated by Jeff McCloy and the McCloy Group.
Every dollar raised went directly towards cancer research to help cure kids’ cancer, including research into tailored therapies for high-risk child cancer patients across Australia.