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Bond students contribute in the name of philanthropy

Armed with wash cloths, tool kits and brute strength, a group of Bond University students will put in the hard yards as part of a working bee at the Salvation Army’s Still Waters Drug and Rehabilitation Centre on Mount Tambourine on November 16.

The students, led by keen philanthropist and Bachelor of Business student Tom Hill, are holding a multi-cultural BBQ to raise funds for the Salvation Army as part of their Organisational Behaviour subject, which teaches students the fundamentals of leadership, group dynamics and conflict resolution.

Tasked with a mission to create an event that brings awareness to a certain organisation, the team of six students wanted to take the project one step further; Mr Hill says their idea was to not only raise money and awareness, but to also contribute to tangible results.

“Some of our group members are only in Australia on an exchange semester and were really keen to contribute to the local community while they are here,” said Mr Hill. 

“The Still Waters Centre is located in a really picturesque area of the Gold Coast and the prospect of providing a meaningful contribution to society made it a good fit for our team to work with the Salvation Army’s Mount Tambourine centre,” he said.

Supported by Cav’s Butchery, Bond University and other local businesses, the students will donate funds raised directly to the Salvation Army and take the project one step further by holding the working bee, using resources raised through word-of-mouth and advocacy within the community.

“We are really grateful for the support the Bond community has provided us; contributions have come from all over the place including class members, University management, family and friends.

“It’s really great to see the Bond community wanting to get involved all in the spirit of philanthropy and goodwill,” said Mr Hill. 
The working bee will take place on November 16 at the Still Waters Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre on Mount Tamborine. Students will assist with general maintenance of the centre including window washing, gardening and painting.

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