Community Giving

Forget ‘better for business’

We’re doing business better.

More than ever, corporations have a responsibility for positive social impact. The world is changing and Porter Davis acknowledges the pivotal role we have in shaping the future we want to see. An unrelenting commitment to our customers is one thing, but we also place great emphasis on consistently finding new ways to support and invest in people.

Below are a handful of the initiatives that we have been delighted to be involved in, that have positively contributed both socially and financially to the communities in which we work.

OzHarvest

Feeding community

OzHarvest

Forming part of Porter Davis’ core values, respecting and helping people is integral in what we do day-to-day. We’re constantly looking for ways we can give back to the communities in which we operate, which is why we’re beyond thrilled to partner with OzHarvest. Not only do they nourish those in need, but Ozharvest save tonnes of perfectly edible food from going to landfill, while also chipping away at the $36.6 billion that food waste costs the Australian economy every year. Making this both a social and a financial issue we had to get involved with.

As part of this collaboration, Porter Davis’ contributions are set to provide over 200,000 meals to those in need — rescued, cooked and delivered by the incredible Ozharvest team. On top of this, as an organisation we’ll be dedicating countless hours to assist with food rescue runs, donation drives and spreading the message of food sustainability to all our stakeholders.

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Home For A Cure

We donated a house!

Home For A Cure

My Room is a charity organisation raising funds to achieve a 100% cure rate for childhood cancers. In partnership with prestigious land developer Satterley, in 2021 Porter Davis donated a four-bedroom, two-bathroom house and land package to go under the hammer at the ‘Home For A Cure’ charity auction. Thanks to our construction teams who navigated the everchanging on-site restrictions, our wonderful interior designers who spent countless hours styling the home, and contributions from our generous supplier partners, the winning bidders claimed their furnished home for an incredible $821,000! With all proceeds going directly to My Room.

We can’t wait to be a part of this amazing initiative once again 2022!

Chain Reaction Challenge

Raising money for sick kids

Chain Reaction Challenge

In 2021, two of our senior executives, Sebastian Catalfamo and Shaun Patterson, represented Porter Davis in the Chain Reaction Challenge. Cycling circa 1000km over six days, Shaun and Sebastian were ecstatic to be able to contribute to the $34,000 raised by their team, adding to the overall $1.2 million that was raised for Chain Reaction’s 2021 charity partners: Very Special Kids and Starlight Children’s Charity.

In 2022 we’re going even harder, recruiting the whole executive team for the challenge, but this time also donating a complete house and land package in conjunction with Woodlea! Set to be our ever-popular 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom Charlton 27, the home will go to auction with all net proceeds going to Chain Reaction’s 2022 charity partner, the Starlight Foundation.

The MS Dream Home Lottery

Supporting those living with multiple sclerosis

The MS Dream Home Lottery

For the past three years, Porter Davis have supported the MS Dream Home Lottery. As the most common chronic neurological condition affecting young adults in Australia, three out of four people are diagnosed with MS before they reach the age of 35. Historically, the ‘Dream Home’ campaign has offered two lucky winners a $1.5 million home of their dreams in the suburb of their choice (built by us of course!) OR the opportunity to take home $1.5 million in gold. All proceeds go towards providing vital services and support to thousands of Australians affected by MS.

FareShare

Volunteering our time

FareShare

Our sales team have been busy in the kitchen, undertaking volunteer shifts with FareShare—an organisation rescuing quality surplus food and cooking it into nutritious meals for people doing it tough. Last year many of our employees committed their evenings to chopping vegetables, washing dishes and packing meals for frontline charities such as soup vans, homeless shelters, women’s refuges and community food banks. Resonating with FareShare’s drive to positively impact the communities in which they operate, we couldn’t be happier to support them in the valuable work they do.

International Women's Day

Lifting up and supporting our female staff

International Women’s Day

Once again, this year we are hosting our annual ‘Women at PD’ International Women’s Day lunch. This year the theme is ‘Break The Bias’ – a call to action to call out gender bias, discrimination and stereotyping each time you see it. This year we’ll hear from the incredible guest speakers below, offering our attendees the opportunity to ask questions and get involved.

  • Gorgi Coghlan – Television Presenter and Performer
  • Fiona Nield – Executive Director, Victoria Housing Industry Association
  • Rebecca Casson – CEO, Master Builders Victoria

We’re committed to empowering our female employees and encouraging diversity in the building industry – contributing to a world that’s diverse, equitable and inclusive.

The Oranges Toolkit (TOT)

Creating resilient staff and helping fight cancer

The Oranges Toolkit (TOT)

The Oranges Toolkit (TOT), as part of Camp Quality’s social enterprise, offers wellbeing and resilience training programs that build mental and emotional agility in employees. Feeling as though this was particularly relevant throughout COVID-19, we got our teams involved in a number of workshops and webinars through TOT — all the profits of which went towards helping kids with cancer.

The sessions covered everything from staying connected during social isolation, to cultivating optimism and hope. The feedback from our staff has been that these sessions were invaluable in helping them through a time that was fraught with uncertainty.