Act For Kids
Mercedes-Benz Brisbane has proudly partnered with Act for Kids since 2009, joining their mission to keep Australian children safe from abuse and neglect. Alarmingly, there are more than 50,000 cases of child abuse in Australia each year.
Act for Kids provides specialised counselling to these children to help them overcome the terrible trauma they have suffered, to go on living an improved, happier life. The foundation's free program includes intensive therapy for children and their families, positive parenting courses and personal safety classes for Year One students.
Mercedes-Benz Brisbane donates $40 from every car sold to their cause and is a major sponsor of the Platinum Class Lottery (a premium charitable lottery). We have raised over $643,000 in order to provide Integrated Therapy Services to children who have experienced abuse and neglect. With only 9,000 tickets per draw, the odds are unbeatable, and every dollar goes towards giving these children a brighter future.
Additionally, our dealership also hosts exclusive Fundraising Events such as Gala Balls, Golf Days and Charity Challenges, as well as donating prizes to auction such as the Mercedes-Benz AMG Snow Performance in Queenstown, New Zealand.
"Helping to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect is a cause close to our hearts, and we are passionate about helping Act for Kids make a real difference in these kids' lives." - Shane Parkins, Dealer Principal.