As a values-driven company operating out of the heart of Brisbane, Cornucopia is committed to doing all we can to support our local community.
That’s why we’ve chosen to partner with ChaplainWatch, a charity organisation that provides a vital service to the people of our city.
ChaplainWatch’s mission is to provide a caring and compassionate presence to vulnerable individuals in the city’s entertainment districts.
They offer support and assistance to those who are experiencing homelessness, addiction, or mental health issues. Their work is essential in creating a safe and welcoming environment for everyone in the area.
Cornucopia’s partnership with ChaplainWatch initially came out of a personal connection between Ross and Pastor Lance Mergard, the founder of the organisation and also Ross’s father-in-law. Ross says the two organisations have a lot in common:
“As a Brisbane-based organisation involved in recruiting an enormous amount of young adults, we wanted to make sure that we were true to our values and walked our talk. Partnering with ChaplainWatch not only gives us the opportunity to care for our community, it also allows us to see the inner workings of a local charity, which provides helpful insights for our fundraising staff.”
Recently, Cornucopia staff volunteered their time to attend and help support the Purple and White Ball, a fundraising event for ChaplainWatch held at Brisbane Town Hall.
Ross says the event was a great success, with the Cornucopia team helping to raise much-needed funds for the charity’s work.
“At the ball, we not only supported the fundraising because we’ve got skilled fundraisers, but we attended the event and contributed financially to the organisation as well, which provided an avenue for us to live out our values.”.
As ChaplainWatch continues to grow and impact more people each year, Cornucopia will be there to offer a helping hand at every step of their journey.
“As a team, we’re all really proud of our relationship with ChaplainWatch”, says Ross.
“They provide such an important service to our local community, and we’ve all learned a lot from them about how charities operate and the importance of being able to fund charities so they can improve the lives of people in our city”