Lexus Owners Gift

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AEIOU Foundation

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.

Leukaemia Foundation

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. 

Hummingbird House

2021 Hummingbird House

Hummingbird House is Queensland's only children's hospice providing a medically supported home away from home for children with a life-limiting condition and their families. The Lexus Owners’ Gift facilitated an upgrade to existing areas at Hummingbird House such as their sensory garden and outdoor play space, as well as creating new areas that will enhance the services provided by the House, including the development of a family support counselling suite. As a way to acknowledge the contribution of the Lexus Owners' Gift, Luke at Macs Engineering crafted this amazing toy car! 

2020 Queensland Brain Institute

Born and bred in Brisbane, QBI was established 18 years ago through some very generous benefactors, the State Government and UQ.  The bold plan was to create an institute purely focused on the brain with the goal of understanding what happens in both the healthy and the diseased brain.  Lexus Owners’ Gift purchased an electroporator to benefit dementia and Alzheimer’s research in QBI’s Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research (CJCADR).
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.
Hear & Say 1

2019 WANTZ Committee with Hear and Say

The WANTZ Committee was established in 2003 by several friends from diverse backgrounds who decided to fundraise to purchase equipment for a different charity annually.  Hear and Say was the charity selected in 2019. For almost 30 years, Hear and Say has been dedicated to opening worlds for babies and children with hearing loss. 
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.
MND and Me

2018 MND and Me Foundation

MND and Me Foundation supports people and their families living with MND in Queensland.  The Foundation delivers support programs and funds research into treatments and a cure for MND.  
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.
2016 Mater

2017 Mater Mothers' Hospital Pregnancy Assessment Centre

Located at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals in South Brisbane, Queensland’s first purpose-built 24/7 Pregnancy Assessment Centre (PAC) provides care for women from the very beginning of pregnancy until six weeks after the birth of their baby. The service provides around the clock assessment and care for women experiencing pregnancy related complications or concerns during any stage of pregnancy, and postnatally. Lexus Owners’ Gift donated two gynaecological procedure couches for PAC.  The couches will be used in the consultation rooms for women undergoing examinations.  
2015 Mater Mother

2016 Queensland Children's Hospital

The Queensland Children’s Hospital (QCH) provides care to the state’s sickest and most critically injured children who need highly specialised care. Lexus Owners’ Gift of a Giraffe Warmer will help provide a nurturing, life-sustaining environment that fosters growth and functions as a surgical platform for neonates.  It will be used in the new surgical intensive care nursery and when coupled with the Giraffe Shuttle (purchased through Mater Foundation) it allows for safe transport of surgical and cardiac babies to other areas of the hospital with no disruption to ongoing intensive care.
2014 Mater Mothers

2015 Mater Mothers' Hospital

Since 1960, Mater Mothers’ Hospital has been looking after babies. Lexus Owners’ Gift donated a transport ventilator system.  Transporting premature and critically ill babies is a delicate operation and the transport ventilator system is a vital part of the process.  The life-supporting piece of equipment is used to safely transfer babies from the Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU) at Mater Mothers Hospital to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at the QLD Children’s Hospital.  It works like a docking station that can be attached to transport cots in cases where babies have high-ventilation needs.
2013 Mater Mothers

2014 Mater Mothers Neonatal Critical Care Unit

Each year, more than 2000 seriously ill and premature babies come to the Mater Mothers’ Hospital’s Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU) at South Brisbane to receive around the clock specialist life-saving care from the team. Lexus Owners’ Gift donated a Metronic Powerease System for use in operating theatres at the Mater Mothers’ Hospital.  It is used for drilling, tapping and driving specialised implants during spinal surgery including open and minimally invasive procedures.  Previously, the surgeon tapped and inserted screws manually. The Powerease reduces the time of placing screws during spinal surgery by more than 50 percent therefore reducing ‘wobble’ while placing the screws.  This means the surgeon has more control over the placement of the screws and less strain on their hands, which ultimately decreases the overall risk to the patient.
2012 Mater Foundation

2013 Mater Foundation

Mater is an iconic QLD institution, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1906 committed to providing exceptional care.  Mater Foundation is the community-based fundraising organisation that supports the work of Mater Health, Mater Education and Mater Research. Lexus Owners’ Gift donated autism assessment tools for research into autism and developmental disability in children.  To obtain a more accurate evidence based approach, Mater Foundation is supporting Mater Children’s Hospital in launching a research project that will enable the hospital to collect important information about children with autism and developmental disabilities to get a better understanding of the various individual attributes of this illness.  The findings of the research will not only aid understanding in future investigations but also help establish more tailored treatment plans for patients and their families.
2011 Mater Childrens

2012 Queensland Children's Hospital Outpatients Unit

The Queensland Children’s Hospital provides a range of outpatient services to children. Lexus Owners’ Gift donated a new ECG machine for the Queensland Children’s Hospital Outpatients Unit.  The new state-of-the-art machine allows cardiologists to review ECG outputs from any area of the hospital enabling them to respond faster if a child is starting to show problems with their ECG scans.  This machine will enable the Mater to provide faster assistance to young patients needing cardiac care.
2010 Mater Mothers

2011 Mater Mothers Neonatal Critical Care Unit

Mater Mothers Hospital premature babies are affectionally known as Mater Little Miracles.  These babies are cared for by a team of expert specialists within one of Australia’s largest Neonatal Critical Care Units. Lexus Owners’ Gift donated four overhead heaters for the Mater birth suites.  Mobile overhead baby heaters are used throughout the hospital particularly in rooms and birthing suites where inbuilt baby heaters are not available.  By Keeping babies at optimal temperature with the aid of a baby warmer, they can conserve energy and build up reserves.  This is especially important when babies are sick or premature.
Prostate Cancer

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.


2009 Youngcare

Youngcare is a national not-for-profit, revolutionising the way young people with high care disability live.  Youngcare is creating a more inclusive Australia by empowering industry, government and community to work together and challenge the way society views disability. Lexus Owners’ Gift donated a Toyota HiAce commuter bus complete with wheelchair access.  The bus was presented to Youngcare at the opening of the facility at Sinnamon Park and is used for families and carers to take their loved ones out on excursions.  
Hear & Say Child

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. 

2005 Cherish

2005 Cherish

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.


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