Respecting and helping people is core in what we do day-to-day.
Porter Davis’ point of difference has always come from fostering respectful relationships and going above and beyond to make a difference in people’s lives. At first this focus was on our customers, but after decades of operation our capacity to create positive impact has grown and as a result our mission to respect, protect and nurture people's dreams has expanded to include people from all walks of life.
Kids Under Cover
Our Charity Partner
Kids Under Cover is a not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to preventing youth homelessness. KUC support at-risk youth between the ages of 12-25 by building relocatable, 1 and 2 bedroom studios with a bathroom, in the backyard of a family or carer’s home. The purpose of this space is to prevent overcrowding, particularly in foster homes, and relieve tension by providing young people with a safe and secure living environment.
Since 2013, Porter Davis has worked in partnership with KUC to provide support in the form of regular donations, fundraising activities and volunteer days in which our team help build the studios the kids will reside in. We’ve been eager participants in the Kids Under Cover Cubby House Challenge for the past 6 years, with the final designs auctioned off to provide further funding support to the Foundation. We are extremely proud of this partnership and commend KUC for the tireless work they do in respecting people’s individuality.
2021 Melbourne Ride
Chain Reaction Challenge Foundation
From 20 – 26 March 2021, GM of Sales and Marketing, Shaun Patterson and General Manager of New Business, Design & Development, Sebastian Catalfamo, will be representing Porter Davis, for the Chain Reaction challenge. They will join 43 other senior business people to cycle circa 1,000 kilometres to raise much needed funds that will save and brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families.
The 2021 Melbourne Challenge will see riders complete a loop within Victoria, visiting iconic regional locations, taking on spectacular roads and finishing in Melbourne. The ride will support Starlight Children’s Foundation and Very Special Kids.
Supporting those living with multiple sclerosis
The MS Dream Home Lottery
We proudly supported this year’s MS Dream Home Lottery. The MS Dream Home Lottery helps raise much needed fund to provide support and services to those living with multiple sclerosis. MS is the most common chronic neurological condition affecting young adults in Australia, and more than 2 million people suffer with the disease worldwide.
Helping to break the cycle of homelessness
Vinnies CEO Sleepout
Founder, Anthony Roberts and director, Paul Wolff, participated once again in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout. The one-night event takes place over one of the coldest and longest nights of the year, where hundreds of business and Government leaders spend the night exposed to the conditions to experience firsthand the realities of homelessness. The money raised goes toward providing much-needed housing, food and support to vulnerable members of our community.
Together, Anthony and Paul raised over $15,000 and helped provide:
- 49 individual support programs
- 129 beds
- 518 meals
Because all kids deserve the same opportunities in life
Variety Home Auction
We are thrilled about the successful result of the recent Variety Home Auction, having sold a beautiful four-bedroom Porter Davis home for $530,000 in Lotus Living’s Jubilee estate to a pair of happy first home buyers. The house was built and donated to help raise money for Jubilee’s charity partner, Variety, the Children’s Charity.
To raise even more funds, Porter Davis along with Lotus Living, Ivy Street and Oliver Hume are delighted to again return to the annual Variety Bash, aiming to add the number from the auction result to top the $126,000 donated to the charity last year.