Great Philanthropy Story

In a heart-warming story reported in The Age newspaper yesterday, the Rats of Tobruk auctioned their property in Albert Park (Melbourne) in order to give the proceeds to the Royal Children’s Hospital for medical research.  The WW1 veterans were stunned to hear the building’s new owner, who paid $1.73M, said that they could keep the hall as long as they want it.

This is such a great example of how “giving” doesn’t always mean the often complex bureaucratic process of “tax deductible donations” and “grant applications”. Stories like this that pop up really help to remind us just how rewarding the “joy of giving” can be for all of us involved!

You can read the story here.

Apr. 20, 2007

 Tags: stories, news, media

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