As a company, we are committed to using a portion of our annual profits in direct humanitarian aid work both overseas and in Australia. The aim is that through the use of our own resources and the commitment of our staff we will endeavour, through partnerships with local communities, to bring long term benefits and opportunities to those communities.
North is honoured to sponsor and participate in The Glen Centre’s annual touch football competition. Located on the Central Coast, The Glen is a residential Aboriginal drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre offering programs where Indigenous values are adopted.
North has participated in the Oxfam Trailwalker Australia challenge for the past three years. Oxfam Trailwalker is Australia's original charity team endurance event. Teams of four walk 100km or 50–55km of bush trail in under 24 or 48 hours to raise support and awareness for those living in poverty.
Each year a dedicated group of Northies, known as ‘Team Morth’, grow their Mo’s and get their move on as part of the incredibly important Movember movement. This global initiative of the Movember Foundation addresses some of the biggest issues faced by men – prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
North is proud to be long term supporters of the Red Shield Appeal, The Salvation Army’s signature fundraising drive which helps fund their vast network of social and community services.
In 2012, North was commissioned to deliver refurbishment works for Coast Shelter, a not-for-profit charity that provides accommodation and support for people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or escaping domestic and family violence. Upon completion of the construction project, many of our employees wanted to stay involved with the charity and began volunteering at the shelter once a month. During these volunteer evenings, our staff prepare, cook and serve free meals to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
In 2012, North employees and subcontractors completed construction works on the Yegeli Early Childhood Development Centre in Papua New Guinea. Working with New Hope International, an established Australian aid group working in Africa and the Pacific region, our Yegeli project involved working with the Duna (Yuna) people of the Pori area in the Hela Region of the Southern Highlands Province. The Pori community based development group CIEDA (Community Integrated Educational Development Agency), nurtured the idea of an Early Childhood Development Centre at Yegeli as a model for a centre caring for the needs of the local children from prenatal to Elementary School level.