Giving back is the key to success

The late Eva and Dr Les Erdi have been fundamentally entrenched in the effort to advance medical and humanitarian efforts around the globe. Whether it is Living Trees, a joint initiative with Israeli Scientists to promote agrarian prosperity in otherwise unused deserts, their generous contribution to The Alfred Hospital’s new Eva and Les Erdi Emergency and Trauma Centre in early 2016, or their work as the driving force behind the creation of the Australian’s History Initiative on the Sandridge Bridge in Melbourne, their spirit of philanthropy and innovation has known no bounds.

The Erdi Foundation has been established in order to provide philanthropic support for charitable events and organisations within Australia.

In partnership with the Foundation, each hotel in the business supports a local charity which is close to their heart, and through fun and engaging activities with team members and guests raise money for their organisation’s cause.

The Swanston Hotel & Mercure Welcome Melbourne

The Mirabel Foundation are a leading Australian children’s charity whose mission is to break the destructive cycle of addiction. We achieve this through the delivery of proven programs for children who have been orphaned or abandoned due to their parents’ illicit drug use. To support The Mirabel Foundation, The Swanston Hotel and Mercure Welcome Melbourne have raised money through sausage sizzles, an annual beer night, donations upon checkout and collection tins.

Hotel Urban St Leonards

The Humpty Dumpty Foundation raises money to purchase vital children’s medical equipment for over 250 children’s hospitals across Australia. To support The Humpty Dumpty Foundation, Hotel Urban St Leonards have raised money through charity runs, barbeques and various other initiatives.

Novotel Geelong

Give Where You Live Foundation is a Geelong community foundation aiming to alleviate disadvantage through annual community grants & strategic initiatives. To support Give Where You Live Foundation, Novotel Geelong have raised money through a local concert and various other initiatives.

Rydges St Kilda

Sacred Heart Mission assists hundreds of people who are homeless or living in poverty to find shelter, food, care & support. To support Sacred Heart Mission, Rydges St Kilda have raised money through various events and other initiatives.

Ibis Lt Bourke St

Backpacks 4 Kids are a Victorian non-profit organisation supporting children who are placed into foster or emergency care by providing filled backpacks. To support Backpack 4 Kids, Ibis Lt Bourke have raised money through fundraising chocolates, donations upon checkout, afternoon teas, charity runs and various other initiatives.

To be truly rich in the heart, one must give.

- Les Erdi OAM

Erdigroup is involved in a range community and goodwill organisations, whose main objectives are to create better communities through the services or products they offer.

We participate in a host of community projects, charities and initiatives. From the environment to the city, we care, and always behind Les and Eva Erdi's generosity is the desire to improve people’s lives.

Some of the organisations and initiatives we work with are listed below:

Sandridge Bridge

University of Melbourne

Monash University

Emmy Monash Aged Care

Greening Australia

Jewish National Fund

Leukemia Foundation

International Diabetes Institute