AEIOU is Australia’s largest provider of full time early intervention for children with autism aged from two and a half to six years.
It costs $40,000 to put one child through a year at AEIOU. This valuable program enables kids with autism to integrate into mainstream schooling and reach their full potential. Currently, there's a $10,000 funding gap for each child’s placement at an AEIOU centre. For every $10,000 AEIOU raises, they can then leverage a further $30,000 of funding in Government support, therefore providing a placement for one child.
We raise money by participating in fundraisers throughout the year, including walking 40kms each October in the annual ‘Take a Hike Challenge.’ As always, we take our team outfits very seriously and are well-known for the enthusiasm we bring to our fundraising. Check out some of our costumes in the gallery!View Gallery
Epic Good Foundation
Epic Good brings together the portfolio of philanthropic activities that the Epic Pharmacy Group, Stuart Giles, Cathie Reid and their children are involved with. One of the benefits of success in business is that it provides an ability to support other organisations who are focused on improving the world and societies that we live in. Philanthropy is something that we are very passionate about and feel a real sense of obligation to pay that success forward into a range of activities and causes, all of which have hit a chord to engage us in some way.
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Very Special Kids
Very Special Kids cares for children with life-threatening conditions by providing a children's hospice and professional family support services. They help more than 800 families across Victoria with ongoing support from diagnosis all the way through to recovery or bereavement.
We learned about VSK and the amazing work they do through close friends of Epic. They have found enormous benefit in the care VSK provides their son.
For the last two years we’ve entered teams into their 24-hour Treadmill Challenge, and held fundraisers throughout the year to help support this amazing organisation.View Gallery