About the Sebastian Foundation
Four years ago, Guy and Jules Sebastian began The Sebastian Foundation. Based on an understanding of the positive impact a strong family unit can have on both individuals and community, The Sebastian Foundation aims to provide a little bit of the warmth and benefit of family where it might be missing through underpriviledge, serious illness or domestic violence.
The Foundation collaborates with like minded partners and charities on a project basis. Examples of the work the Foundation has done over the last year include donating sleeper beds to The Children's Hospital at Westmead so that families can stay together through treatment, creating a garden in a women’s shelter to give hundreds of women escaping domestic violence a sanctuary within which to heal and start to get their life back together, and making over the kitchen and living area of the only young girl’s refuge in NSW which has had an incredible impact on their quality of life.
In 2017 already we have plans greenlit for improving several Domestic Violence crisis accommodation centres to make them more like a home rather than simply a roof over their heads, an indigenous refuge that specialises in reuniting mothers with kids who have been removed from them, and a cottage where families can stay together when a parent is going through treatment for serious illness.
Further, Jules and The Foundation are working with the Minister for Social Housing on possibilities for reform in the way women and families escaping domestic violence will be sheltered, driving change which will have a long reaching and deep impact.
The work The Sebastian Foundation delivers in this space is quite unique and has bought about real change in some of Australia's most vulnerable lives.
Funds are raised in collaboration with Foundation Corporate partners and at our annual Carols in the City event held each December at Luna Park, where some of the finest voices in Australia donate their time to celebrate the season for a good cause.