Community Support at Bendigo Toyota

Bendigo Health Foundation

With over 3,500 staff and covering an area a quarter the size of Victoria, Bendigo Health is a 653 bed service that treats over 37,000 in-patients, deals with over 45,000 emergency attendances and 1200 babies born each year. These services are complemented by a 60-bed rehabilitation unit, eight bed critical care unit and five operating theatres where around 10,000 surgical procedures are performed annually.

Bendigo Health has been fundraising since the early 1800s. The Bendigo Health Foundation team, with volunteer support, is responsible for all fundraising for the organisation. Monies raised through the foundation, fund various aspects towards improving patient care.

Bendigo Toyota has been a proud supporter of Bendigo Health for a number of years. Our partnership with the Bendigo Health Foundation is more than 7 years old and continues to grow. Bendigo Toyota supports the Foundation by providing a Toyota Hilux to help with fundraising activities. The use of the Hilux means the Foundation doesn’t have to find money in its budget for a vehicle.

Bendigo Toyota is also one of the Bendigo Health Foundation/Bendigo Bank Fun Run major sponsors. The Fun Run is held in early November through the streets of the Bendigo CBD.

Visit www.bhfoundation.org.au for more details.

The OTIS Foundation

The OTIS Inspiration

The Otis Foundation was inspired by Judy Burley (1963 - 2000). Judy was a teacher with a passion for social justice who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 29. She had a vision to deliver the peace, nurturing and comfort she found in nature to others faced with a similar challenge.

About The OTIS Foundation

OTIS are a small but rapidly expanding not-for-profit organisation delivering tangible assistance at a grass roots level to Australians from all backgrounds and all walks of life. They operate without discrimination, with a focus on supporting women with breast cancer.

About Breast Cancer

OTIS are a small but rapidly expanding not-for-profit organisation delivering tangible assistance at a grass roots level to Australians from all backgrounds and all walks of life. They operate without discrimination, with a focus on supporting women with breast cancer.

The OTIS Foundation Vision

To reduce the psychological impact on those living with breast cancer, their families and communities through the provision of a national network of quality retreats provided at no accommodation cost.

The OTIS Foundation Mission

The Foundation aims to provide sanctuaries to nurture those facing the challenges of living with breast cancer. Paul & Sue DeAraugo have been long time supporters and friends of OTIS and assist in fundraising.

Visit The OTIS Foundation website for more details.

Bendigo Foodshare

Bendigo Foodshare

Bendigo Foodshare

Bendigo Toyota have been sponsors of Bendigo Foodshare since 2015.

We immediately jumped at the chance to help Foodshare after hearing of the hidden poverty levels that are a reality for so many people in our community. Currently 1 in 9 people in our community 

Food Insecurity doesn't discriminate…it can affect people struggling with homelessness, addictions, but also professionals who may find themselves out of a job or underemployed with loans and commitments to meet.

Foodshare does an incredible job of sourcing and distributing food throughout the region to those in need, be it through schools, community groups and emergency relief organisations. 

Throughout the year, we take up the challenge to host a community Food Drive and aim to fill the tubs of Hilux's with non perishable food and personal hygiene donations. We host a drive-through donation drop in the front yard of our dealership. We also jump in a HiLux and head out to supermarkets to encourage everyone to grab a few extra cans of food, bags of rice, boxes of cereal or jars of vegemite to place in the back. 

In December, when asked to help with a donation drive before Christmas...be were able to collect an incredible 2015kg of food for Bendigo Foodshare,

bendigofoodshare.org.au

Bendigo Toyota is proud to also be associated with the following community organisations and initiatives

  • Elmore Football Club
  • Inlewood Community Neighbourhood House
  • Huntly Fire Brigade
  • South Bendigo Bowls Club
  • The Charlton Driving School
  • Field and Game Australia – Bendigo Branch
  • Bendigo Biggest Ever Blokes Lunch
  • Give Me 5 For Kids
  • Australian Cancer Council
  • Boort Football Club