The Melbourne Oracle team takes part in Oracle Volunteer Day by Amin Abbas
By user769227 on Sep 24, 2009
The Melbourne Oracle team takes part in Oracle Volunteer Day!
As part of Oracle Volunteer Day, a team from Oracle spent a day volunteering at Moira Kelly's Children First Foundation farm in Kilmore, an Australian foundation that facilites medical treatment to children from all over the world. Our volunteers enjoyed the team work and excellent weather, and completed a significant amount of gardening and maintenance work at the farm. In addition, The Oracle team built two veggie patches, planted some fruit trees and presented the resident children with some gifts and books.
The foundation's volunters were impressed with Oracle 's team work and dedication to the tasks. In one comment, Patrik Walden, the farm's volunteer and manager remarked that they've never had volunteers arriving before 8am or finshing after 5pm, the Oracle team did both. So impressed was he with the work being done that he was greatly surprised hat these people were IT professionals and not gardening/landscape contractors. Well done to all.
Many Thanks to the voluteers that gave their time and effort on the day,
We had so much fun that we decided to go again next year!
We also thank all those that donated money or supplies to make our project happen. A total of $1126.70 was collected in less than two weeks, in addition to non-cash donations. Many Thanks to the fund raising team. Look forward to see more volunteers paricipate next year.