ARIA is committed to working with the local community and has a strong focus on children and education. For seven years, ARIA has worked with the Smith Family, donating over $250,000, mentoring disadvantaged students and running the Learning for Life Program to facilitate life experiences in the property, construction, hospitality, architectural, sporting and government sectors.
Education is a central ARIA value, with Tim’s father Rod a founding board member of the University of the Sunshine Coast and founding Chairman of Matthew Flinders Anglican College, now the number one school on the Sunshine Coast.
ARIA Managing Director Tim Forrester has participated in the ‘Vinnie’s CEO Sleep Out’ which raises money for Brisbane’s homeless. Other beneficiaries of ARIA’s support include: the University of Sunshine Coast Rugby, Mooloolaba Surf Lifesaving Club, West End Community House, The Ride to Cure Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis Queensland, Down Syndrome Association of Queensland, Leukaemia Foundation, Kids Cancer Project, Oxfam, Movember, Alzheimer's Queensland, Mater Foundation and CEO Cookoff.
ARIA will continue to support the local community throughout 2016.