The Mounties Group has donated $75,000 to the KARI Foundation for educational materials in “an inspiring show of support for community empowerment”. Funding from the southwestern Sydney club will go towards the KARI Foundation’s commitment to supporting educational initiatives that improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and youth.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with the Mounties Group to empower First Nations high school students. By providing them with comprehensive support and access to education and career opportunities, we aim to break down barriers and ensure their long-term success. Together, we will foster a generation of confident and resilient Indigenous leaders,” KARI Foundation COO Cain Slater said.
The partnership with Mounties Group, led by CEO Dale Hunt and his team, holds tremendous promise for creating additional opportunities and making a lasting impact on the community’s educational landscape. The donation not only provides immediate support to the KARI Foundation but also sets the stage for future opportunities.
“Mounties Group are excited to be collaborating with the team at KARI. We donated $75,000 for 500 Essential Backpacks full of school needs that will be gifted to local indigenous youth in our communities,” Hunt said.
“The Transition to School Backpack Initiative provides Aboriginal young people commencing school with the resources needed to be equipped for all subjects. Not only does this reduce the financial strain on families, but it also means young people have the best opportunity to start their schooling experience on the front foot.”
Both organisations said they recognise the transformative power of knowledge and its ability to uplift individuals, families, and society as a whole. The partnership between the KARI Foundation and Mounties Group extends beyond the financial contribution.
“Together, we are dedicated to working closely, pooling their strengths and expertise, to maximize the effectiveness of their efforts,” the two organisations announced.