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Changing Lives through Education and Rehabilitation


Snack Brands Australia (SBA), a recent acquisition of URC, actively engages local communities in Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji through its social support programs geared toward education and rehabilitation. Now, under the leadership of URC, SBA will continue to engage and empower local communities with its global reach, especially as the company pursues its purposeful transformation through sustainability.

Now, under the leadership of URC, SBA will continue to engage and empower local communities with its global reach, especially as the company pursues its purposeful transformation through sustainability.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE SABETO DISTRICT SCHOOL

Despite its limited resources and rudimentary facilities, the Sabeto District School has done an outstanding job of catering to the educational needs of more than 200 students from four rural villages in Nadi, Fiji.

As part of our annual business conference activities, SBA decided to help the school upgrade its resources and facilities. Conference attendees painted and renovated eight classrooms, and also painted and donated 230 new desks and chairs to the school.

Thanks to the generous contributions of some SBA employees, most of whom did not even attend the conference, we were also able to distribute 260 gift bags to the students of the school. The gift bags, prepared by SBA employees in Australia before being shipped to Fiji, contained school supplies and some of the Company’s well-loved snacks.

SUPPORTING ONE80TC’S WOMEN’S CENTER

For the past five years, SBA has been a strong supporter of ONE80TC, a Christian-based not-for-profit organization that provides long-term residential treatment and rehabilitation services for men who want to overcome drug and alcohol addiction. Since 1974, ONE80TC has provided assistance to over 5,000 young men aged 18 to 35 years old through its rehabilitation center in Hawkesbury, New South Wales, which houses 45 beds and 25 staff members.

Now, with further support from SBA, ONE80TC’s long-held vision to provide the same level of rehabilitation assistance to women is coming to fruition. SBA recently signed a five-year contract with ONE80TC to provide funding for a female case worker in its soon-to-open Women’s Center in Kurmond, New South Wales. As per the contract, SBA will donate AUD250,000 to ONE80TC over the course of the next five years.

As per the contract, SBA will donate AUD250,000 to ONE80TC over the course of the next five years.

This shows SBA’s long-term commitment toward the development of the Women’s Center, in addition to the work it is already doing with ONE80TC through fundraisers. Aside from drug and alcohol rehabilitation services, the Women’s Center will also offer emergency housing and support for women who are victims of domestic violence.

ONE80TC’s Women’s Center in Kurmond, New South Wales is expected to be operational in 2018.

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