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The International Day of Charity is an international day observed annually on 5 September. It was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012. The prime purpose of the International Day of Charity is to raise awareness and provide a common platform for charity related activities all over the world for individuals, charitable, philanthropic, and volunteer organisations for their own purposes on the local, national, regional, and international level.
The date of 5 September was chosen in order to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 "for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace."
From the day we opened, Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments has and will continue to support the AEIOU Foundation for Children with Autism (AEIOU) as our charity of choice.
AEIOU has a simple, yet sincere goal: to provide life-changing early intervention. It’s how they do it that sets them apart from everybody else.
AEIOU is a profit-for-purpose organisation, which was established in 2005 to deliver high-quality therapy and care. Their family-centred program meets the Guidelines for Good Practice (Roberts & Prior 2012) and supports children with autism to develop essential life skills, independence, confidence and inclusion.
AEIOU is an approved NDIS provider and supports families transitioning to this new funding scheme.
Along with providing early intervention, AEIOU is also committed to research and chairs the AEIOU Research and Innovation Committee.
We have had the privilege of getting to know the team at AEIOU over the years and watched how passionate and determined they are to make a difference. In 2019 we were fortunate enough to be awarded a visit to their Logan Centre where we were allowed to observe the pure magic that is performed by their staff. Interacting with the children was an experience we will not forget, and to learn how far some of them have come since their first day at AEIOU was extraordinary. To think that some children were non-verbal when they commenced and now they are communicating is so very special, and we can only imagine the joy it must bring to their families.
We support AEIOU through various events, corporate programs, and onsite hotel activity. We also provide avenues that allow our guests to donate.
Supporting AEIOU Foundation is a joy and a privilege. On this International Day Of Charity, we want to say THANK-YOU to AEIOU for their hard work and dedication to continued research.