Perth based company Carbon Business Group helped spread the Christmas cheer by organising a BBQ fun day with Mission Australia. Carbon’s employee met with 50 of MA’s DAYS, (Drug & Alcohol Youth Service), Youth Beat WA and Children & Family Support members at Outback Splash in Bullsbrook, as a way for the young people to come together in a social, relaxed setting, whilst having fun and sharing a Christmas meal.
Mission Australia is a leading not-for-profit organisation committed to helping people in need find pathways to a better life. Some young people have to overcome huge barriers in their lives; growing up with violence, abuse, poverty and neglect, which can affect a child’s development both physically and emotionally. Mission Australia believes in the potential of every young person, and believe young people should have the opportunity to move through their adolescent years well prepared for adulthood.
As the Carbon staff and young members met, they shared stories and experiences, with Carbon’s Accounting Partner Steve Wai passing on his life stories, reminding MA members that with the right mindset and support programmes, they can achieve anything. After a fun day at the maze, members were each presented with a Big W voucher as part of the Christmas spirit.
Carbon’s Co-Founder Nathan Hood described why the company chose to be involved with Mission Australia. “As our company grows, we want to give back to the community. However, we didn’t want to just hand out money without seeing any outcomes. Mission Australia were the only charity that will allow us to interact with the young people. We have a diverse group of people working at Carbon, and we really feel we can have a positive impact on the lives of young people who have come across difficult situations in their lives. We all enjoyed the day, and look forward to mentoring Mission Australia’s members on regular future occasions.”