2023 AEIOU Foundation
This Lexus Owners' Gift donation provided the much needed support of 15 iPads with various communication applications installed, which will help a number of children across 4 AEIOU centres.
Over 70% of children who commence with AEIOU, and have a diagnosis of autism, are nonverbal or have limited communication. A child without a functional means of communication cannot communicate with their families and peers, or confidently request their needs and wants. These devices will empower AEIOU therapists to determine immediate and ongoing support requirements for each child in their care.
2022 Leukaemia Foundation
The Owners' Gift is truly a gift that keeps on giving! By installing solar panels on the Leukaemia Foundation Fortitude Valley's head office, this will generate cost savings of $150,000 as well as having a positive impact on the environment. Many Australian's require immediate treatment after a blood cancer diagnosis, and for regional families - this means uprooting their lives and moving away from home to survive. The contributions made by the Lexus Owners’ Gift will help provide urgent accommodation close to life-saving treatment to more people as well as continue to fund leading edge research for years to come.
2021 Hummingbird House
2020 Queensland Brain Institute
An electroporator is utilised to enable large molecules, such as DNA and some drugs, to move directly into living cells by using an electrical current to ‘push’ them through the cell membrane without damaging the cell. This process assists scientists in their research to study dementia and to investigate possible treatments in cells and animal models.
2019 WANTZ Committee with Hear and Say
On behalf of Lexus Owners’ Gift, WANTZ Committee purchased critical audiology equipment for Hear and Say to provide an assessment for a child’s hearing and help to diagnose potential issues. Funds were also used to purchase laptops for clinicians to use the audiology equipment to full capacity.
2018 MND and Me Foundation
Motor Neurone Disease is the name used to describe a group of diseases in which the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control the way we walk, talk, eat, swallow and breathe, progressively die. Lexus Owners’ Gift donated five BiPAP A40 non-invasive ventilators to assist people living with MND. A BiPAP machine is a ventilator used to treat chronic conditions that affect breathing. The ventilators enable MND and Me Foundation to fill a gap in the public health system and provide patients with crucial symptom management support and peace of mind knowing they have disease-specific equipment.
2017 Mater Mothers' Hospital Pregnancy Assessment Centre
2016 Queensland Children's Hospital
2015 Mater Mothers' Hospital
2014 Mater Mothers Neonatal Critical Care Unit
2013 Mater Foundation
2012 Queensland Children's Hospital Outpatients Unit
2011 Mater Mothers Neonatal Critical Care Unit
2010 Mater Prostate Cancer Research
The 2009 recipient of the Lexus Owner's Gift was the Mater Medical Research Institute (MMRI) for Prostate Cancer Research. The Lexus Owner's Gift donated a Rotor Gene Q machine to MMRI. This machine allows scientists to look at the gene makeup of a cancer cell and aid the identification of those genes which may cause cancer or stop the cell from dying naturally. With this gift we are working to help the MMRI towards their goals in prostate cancer research.
2008 Hear and Say
The Hear and Say Centre offers to children with hearing loss the potential to; Hear the world around them, Listen to their parents, families and friends, Speak like their hearing friends, Believe they can do anything they want, Dream about a future with many possible life pathways. The Lexus Owners' Gift will provide the Hear and Centre with much needed occupational therapy room, named the Lexus Owners' Room to help each child achieve their potential.
Cherish enabled our Owners the opportunity to support a group of Autistic children from Junction Park State School and AEIOU (Autism Early Intervention Unit). Four artists were placed in-residence at these two schools to work with children aged 3-8 years to produce all the artworks exhibited in Cherish. The program was given the name 'The Lexus Owners Gift @ QPAC' and gave the children the opportunity not only to explore creative arts, but to showcase their artwork at the 2006 Out of the Box Children's Festival at QPAC.