Christmas is often a time of reflection which can create feelings of being thankful for our health and happiness and consideration for those less well off. At this time of year charitable giving is often front of mind.
Throughout the year O'Brien's has been proud to have supported several charities which do great work for those in need by raising funds, awareness and conducting research.
Through office activities such as our annual Australia's Biggest Morning Tea, team games, coffee jar, participation in Melbourne events and general fundraising we have made over $5,500 in donations this year to Cancer Council, Olivia Newton John Wellness Centre, Stroke Foundation, Let's Talk, Big Group Hug and Buy a Bale. We also make a significant monthly contribution to the Count Charitable Foundation (CCF) which supports those less fortunate to achieve their dreams via charitable donations. CCF has donated $25,000 to some of the above charities on our behalf in 2018, in recognition of our commitment to fundraising and pro-bono work.
Perhaps you are looking for a meaningful way to make a difference and provide a lasting legacy for future generations. If so, philanthropy is something we can assist you with in our Family Office advisory service offering. We can help you and your family give in the most effective way ensuring you make the greatest difference and create real community benefits. Importantly, we will also ensure that your philanthropy is structured most effectively for you; be it leaving a legacy through your will, setting up and administering your charitable trust or helping you grow your donation so that it gives in perpetuity.