The Kay & Burton Foundation was created to formalise the philanthropic efforts of our team, clients and partners. Focussed on the core tenants of relief, improvement and social reform, the Kay & Burton Foundation passionately supports a range of organisations and initiatives delivering safe and secure shelter for those at risk or experiencing homelessness.
We believe that safety, security and shelter are fundamental human rights and our current partnerships with Kids Under Cover and St Kilda Mums support early intervention and prevention of youth homelessness and families experiencing hardship. To learn more about the Foundation or support one or more of our partners, please visit the following links.
St Kilda Mums
St Kilda Mums is an organisation built around the mission of providing safety, opportunity and dignity for children and families in Victoria. They work with a wide network of existing social service agencies to rehome, recycle, reuse and repurpose essential nursery equipment such as highchairs, car seats and cots, as well as toiletries, linen, toys and books, to support families experiencing hardship. Not only does the organisation provide parents in need with equipment that enables them to sufficiently care for their babies and small children, but it also prevents good quality items from going into landfill.
Kids Under Cover
Kids Under Cover is a not-for-profit organisation established to aid the intervention and prevention of youth homelessness. The charity’s unique solution provides housing and education to those aged between 12-25 that are “either already homeless or at risk of homelessness”. The organisation’s accommodation solution aims to create a sense of stability in the youth’s life, with relocatable studios predominantly built in the backyard of a family member or carer’s home. Kids Under Cover’s mission has been aiding those at risk for more than 30 years with the help of monetary and tangible donations including education scholarships.
What is the Kay & Burton Foundation?
Established in 2021, The Kay & Burton Foundation exists to formalise the philanthropic efforts of our team, clients and partners. The Foundation operates with its own Board, constitution and is registered under the Fundraising Act.
What is the Foundations focus?
We believe that safety, security and shelter are fundamental human rights and the Foundation passionately supports organisations and initiatives focussed on early intervention and prevention of youth homelessness and families experiencing hardship.
How is the Foundation managed?
The Kay & Burton Foundation operates under its own Board which currently includes Louise Opie (Chair), Peter Kudelka, Chloe White and Herb Fischbacher.
How do I donate to the Foundation?
To donate to the Kay & Burton Foundation, please click here.
Is there a minimum or maximum amount that I can donate?
No. There is no minimum or maximum amount and all donations are welcomed and appreciated. In addition to monetary donations, our current partner organisations appreciate and accept items such as highchairs, car seats, cots, toiletries, linen, toys, books, furniture (couches, fridges, chairs, tables, bedroom side tables etc) and used roadworthy cars.
Where are the funds distributed?
All funds donated go towards the Kay & Burton Foundation, who in turn provide funds to each of our nominated organisations in support of their excellent work.
Who is the Foundation currently supporting?
The Foundation is currently supporting Kids Under Cover and St Kilda Mums.
Why were these partners chosen?
Our current partnerships were chosen because their values and objectives align with that of the Foundation. Both organisations believe that ‘everyone deserves a sanctuary’ and a place to call home. Each organisation also provides an opportunity for our staff to volunteer their time to provide much-needed help.
Do I need to be a client of Kay & Burton to donate?
No. We encourage anyone to donate at any time regardless of their relationship with us.
Can I publicise my donation?
Absolutely! We encourage you to promote your generosity on social media and within the press in order to set an example for others to follow. Please remember to include a link to our website to encourage more donations while including the hashtag #K&BFoundation.
Can I volunteer my time to the Foundation or its partners?
Absolutely! To volunteer your time to the Foundation or one of its partners, please contact Peter Kudelka at email@example.com.