The Shepherd Centre is delighted to announce a three-year partnership with the Financial Industry Community Aid Program (FICAP), which will see the organisation become FICAP’s charity partner for 2015-2017. The Shepherd Centre was chosen from a remarkable short list of charities, with FICAP receiving a record number of nominations this year.
Chris Larsen, FICAP’s Chairman for 2015 said, “It’s never an easy task to choose between so many worthy causes but we were incredibly impressed with the work The Shepherd Centre is doing with deaf and hearing impaired children.”
“It costs approximately $18,000 a year to provide each child with the essential therapy they need to learn to listen and speak, the vast majority of which The Shepherd Centre must cover through fundraising,” said Larsen.
CEO of The Shepherd Centre, Dr Jim Hungerford, said the organisation was delighted to join Redkite and Weave Youth & Community Services as FICAP’s chosen charities in 2015.
“With FICAP’s generous support, we can continue to provide our life-changing early intervention program to deaf and hearing impaired children and their families, to help them learn to listen and speak, and reach their full potential in life,” Dr Hungerford said.
The Shepherd Centre will receive 33% of all proceeds raised by FICAP in 2015 and will remain a charity partner for a three year period. The remaining 66% raised will go towards Redkite’s ‘Support a Young Person Program’ in NSW as well as Weave’s ‘Kool Kids Club’.