A large part of McCormack’s philosophy is our connection to community. Our ‘Family Built’ motto reflects the genuine relationships we have with all our community and ’family’. Recently, with the help of our suppliers and contractors we completed an amazing refurbishment for the Lighthouse Foundation.

Having previously spoken about our long-term commitment to Lighthouse Foundation we wanted to make it known that our pledge meant more than just financial support.

Being able to dedicate our time and resources to upgrading their existing facilities in Cremorne was a very important mission for us, and one we didn’t take lightly. “We really called in a lot of favours with our contractors and our suppliers, but the best thing about our community is that they’re all willing to help.” Lauren McCormack, McCormack Director, knows that these things aren’t easy, but they are important.

“It has a sense of warmth and care and I just know the young people will love this space. It’s that intangible feel of us showing them that by providing this space for them, that we love them,” says Lighthouse Foundation Director, Susan Barton AM of the new space.

As an extension of our values… and understanding the difference love, consistency, care, and safety can make to a child’s life, McCormack has and will continue to help spread the message of Lighthouse’s amazing work through support drives, community engagement, and awareness campaigns.

As a way of creating awareness and acknowledging the great work of our community, we captured our team on site and asked what support means to the work Lighthouse Foundation and Susan Barton does every day for kids in need.

This is a long-term relationship, one that exhibits and encapsulates all the values McCormack have and want to instil in our staff and community.  It doesn’t take much to change a child’s life and if we can draw attention to the good work of the foundation and the positive effects we are having that is a success. Behind the scenes the building has been built to improve the day-to-day operations of the foundation, making the job of supporting kids an easier experience.

“The smallest thing makes the biggest difference,” says Lauren. “We really want the kids that are coming in to feel as though this is part of their home now. That they can always come here.”

We’d like to extend our deepest gratitude to those who put their hearts into this project, our project and site teams, Create Workspace, BJ Joinery, Findlay Electrical, How Group and Insite FC.