Date: Feb 6, 2017
Recently COS and The Lyone Foundation held a “Vote to Change Lives” within the COS company. Each staff member was gifted a monetary donation to go to their choice of three charities as chosen by The Lyone Foundation. The Lyone Foundation was founded by COS Managing Director Dominique Lyone as a way to give back to deserving Australian charities like the ones that so helped he and his family when they immigrated to Australia, from Egypt in the 1960’s.
Feel the Magic runs the country’s leading grief education and support program ‘Camp Magic’, for bereaved children who have lost a parent, sibling or legal guardian. It is a safe place to explore and understand their grief with peers who share a similar experience, allowing them to flourish in spite of their loss. The $19,000 donated by COS staff votes allowed 19 kids to attend the ‘Camp Magic’ program at no cost to their families.
COS staff are thrilled to have helped, by way of the Lyone Foundation, these fantastic, deserving charities and are proud to be a part of a company that would support such an initiative.