Developer and Construction Company Deicorp is giving a $50,000 gift to Hills Community Aid this week as it launches its new sponsorship and charity program _ Deicorp Community.
Managing Director Fouad Deiri spoke to volunteers and staff of the neighbourhood centre at Baulkham Hills on Tuesday, August 25, saying he was delighted to launch the foundation in a district he grew up in and lives in.
The signing of the $50,000 sponsorship and partnership agreement between the newly-formed Deicorp Community and HCA is expected to be the first of many community-based sponsorship programs.
Hills Community Aid will use the donation on the Community Transport program, particularly for the elderly and frail, tutoring support for vulnerable children, funding for community events and festivals, as well as skills training programs with the Hills Daily Grind coffee van.
Mr Deiri said the decision to partner with Hills Community Aid recognised the outstanding reputation and great work the centre is known for.
“It is very important that Deicorp Community partner with organisations that are well- connected with the communities they serve and highly regarded for their decency and compassion.” Mr Deiri said. “Hills Community Aid easily meets our expectations and there is a clear alignment of our priorities and their capacity to deliver.
“Deicorp is committed to strengthening the communities we work in, building hope and opportunity for the people who live and work there.”
“We want to make a difference by being genuinely engaged with the communities we work in, through sponsorship, donations and support. Deicorp Community will help us deliver on our values of integrity, decency and respect.”
Mici Beer, Executive Officer of Hills Community Aid welcomed the sponsorship agreement with Deicorp and commended the company’s willingness to support grass-roots community-building.
“Neighbourhood Centres like ours are the real front-line of services to vulnerable and disadvantaged residents in our community,” Ms Beer said. “Our aim is to create safe, healthy, connected and inclusive communities through a wide range of sustainable social, financial, health/well-being and educational programs.”
“We’re delighted that Deicorp has recognised the vital work we do and offered to help us deliver more of this work in our community.” She said the support would enable HCA to expand the programs to reach more people.
Deicorp has several projects in the Hills Shire Council area: Castle Quarter at Castle Hill, Showground – 449 apartments and retail. Proximity, Rouse Hill – 375 apartments and 2,500m2 of retail and commercial. North West Village, Tallawong – 1,100 apartments with commercial, retail and 3,400sqm Park.