We at Compass Pools are delighted to share the good news that we recently hit a major milestone in our Giving Back charitable initiative. This is something extremely close to all our hearts, and we want to thank our valued customers for enabling us to get behind several extremely important causes in this way.
Why give something back?
Like many Australian companies, we have become increasingly aware that not everybody is as fortunate as we are. As a well-known and trusted business, we feel we have a social responsibility to ensure that those in need within our society can benefit from our success.
Over the course of our 37 years in business, we have been lucky enough to develop productive and long-lasting relationships with many of the families and communities we serve throughout Australia. This is why we feel particularly strongly that, on a human level, it’s important for those communities to realise we don’t just see them as customers – we actually care about their welfare as people. As a result, the Giving Back Initiative was born.
What is the Giving Back Initiative?
At the beginning of 2017, Compass Pools created the Giving Back Initiative – our pledge that a portion of the profit from every single pool we sell would be donated to worthy causes, to help those communities we have come to regard as our friends throughout our years in business. Our goal was to donate $150,000 to charitable organisations over a two-year period, from January 2017 to December 2018. We are delighted to announce that we have recently hit the huge milestone of $125,000 donated to our chosen charities.
This puts our ultimate aim clearly within our sights, and we would like to thank all of our customers for choosing Compass Pools – your money is helping to transform lives throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Which charities do Compass Pools support?
We support a number of extremely worthy causes by donating portions of our profits from every pool we sell. The charities we currently support are:
The McGrath Foundation
This highly important charity provides essential help and support, through its dedicated team of specialist nurses, to patients and families affected by breast cancer in Australia. As an official partner of the Foundation, Compass Pools has donated over $65,000 to this vital service throughout 2017, a commitment we have renewed for 2018.
We have also furthered our efforts for the McGrath Foundation by holding a charity auction at our annual Compass Pools Dealer Convention in Fiji, raising awareness of the cause throughout our entire dealership. The auction also raised an additional $51,000 for the charity.
The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation
For every pool we sell in New Zealand, a portion of the profit is going towards helping those fighting this devastating disease in NZ.
The John McLean Foundation
The John McLean Foundation works tirelessly to improve the lives of Australian children who use wheelchairs. John’s inspirational speech at our Dealer Convention encouraged a number of our dealers and manufacturing staff to join him in his challenge of climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge. As a result, Compass Pools raised almost $15,000 for the Foundation.
The Live For Lily Foundation
The Live For Lily Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for childhood cancer. Our Bendigo dealer, BG’s Pools and Spas, are large supporters of this charity. We’re helping them raise awareness by creating a special order of Compass Pools with turquoise exteriors, in addition to donating an extra $5,000 to the charity.
It’s all because of you!
Compass Pools is only able to support these essential causes because you choose to buy our products – and as Australian manufacturers, this means a great deal to us. We intend to continue giving back to the communities we serve and we would like to thank you for supporting us this far in our journey.
We will keep you updated of our progress along the way and we hope you’ll support us on the road towards our $150,000 goal.