YMCA ReBuild Welcomes $15,000 Donation from Amber Infrastructure

  • Date: 04 October 2018
  • Category: News
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Amber Infrastructure and International Public Partnerships has strengthened its support of YMCA with a generous $15,000 donation to ReBuild.

A proud partner of YMCA since 2015, Amber Infrastructure’s involvement began with the Victorian New Schools Public Private Partnership (PPP). Through a range of initiatives such as After Hours School Care, YMCA and Amber Infrastructure worked together to turn a number of new schools being built into community hubs.

Having first attended the annual YMCA Bridge Project Breakfast in 2017, Chief Operating Officer at Amber Infrastructure Michael Gregory said supporting such an initiative ‘just makes sense.’

“Not only do the economics of offenders not returning to jail speak for themselves but the ability to give people a second chance… really aligns with our desire to support and add value to the communities we operate in,” Gregory said.

It’s also a clear way of demonstrating to our own staff and wider stakeholders the wider benefits public private partnership can offer.”

The donation has allowed ReBuild to invest in brand new uniforms for 40 of its crew members and leaders over the next 12 months. For the first time in its operations, each and every one of these new uniforms also proudly display the ReBuild logo. The donation will also provide the opportunity for further training for young employees at ReBuild.

“We are extremely grateful to Amber for their kind donation and support,” YMCA Bridge Project Manager Mick Cronin said.

“Amber are demonstrating how companies can support a social enterprise like ReBuild in different ways. We look forward to strengthening our partnership with Amber Infrastructure into the future.”