Paul Newman was committed to helping make the world a better place. To carry on his philanthropic legacy, Newman’s Own Foundation turns all net profits and royalties from the sale of Newman’s Own products into charitable donations.
WA charities receive $200,000+ from Newman’s Own Foundation
Four West Australian charities will share in $USD205,000 in donations from the US-based Newman’s Own Foundation, the private foundation established by the late actor Paul Newman.
Altogether Newman’s Own Foundation has donated more than $1 million to Australian charities this year for projects either focusing on children with life-limiting conditions or hunger and nutrition initiatives. The four WA charities are:
Manna Incorporated, Western Australia
A $25,000 grant for their Breakfast Club program, which will be used to purchase new appliances for kitchens at five schools and allow them to provide breakfast on school days for children from deprived areas of Perth.
Muscular Dystrophy Association of Western Australia, (MDWA)
A $75,000 grant for the purchase 10 custom made standing frames, which through regular use can help maintain muscle length and the ability to walk, thereby improving respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary and skeletal health.
The Kyle Andrews Foundation, Western Australia
A $30,000 grant for the annual Kyle's Camp in Broome for children with cancer from Princess Margaret Hospital in Perth. The camp offers fun activities and the chance to form new friendships, so these children can, in Kyle's words, “feel better”.
David Wirrpanda Foundation, Western Australia
A $75,000 grant to fund the food expenses for their 2013 Aboriginal health and education programs. The grant will be dedicated to ‘Merany Yanginy’ which literally means 'to give food' in local Nyoongar Aboriginal language. The program provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants with healthy and nutritious snacks along with healthy diet education, dietician visits and cooking lessons.To date, Paul Newman and Newman’s Own Foundation have given over $350 million (USD) to thousands of charities around the world including $18 million for Australian and New Zealand charities.