FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Sione's Foundation and what does it do for the Pacific?

Sione’s Foundation is a non-profit foundation that is dedicated to helping people across the Pacific. From building schools and health care facilities, enhancing water accessibility and sanitation, to creating sporting programs for kids to thrive at - these are just a few of the projects we work on to close the gap in accessibility and quality of life for the Tongan and Pacific communities.

What kind of projects does Sione's Foundation undertake to support the people of Tonga & Pacific?

Our initiatives and aid missions are strategically focused on improving infrastructure, educational system, healthcare system, and general standard of living. This is done through coordinating projects and donations for the construction of hospitals, schools, and other public facilities, as well as the provision of emergency aid, are examples of how we assist the people of Tonga and the Pacific.

How does buying merchandise from Sione's Foundation help the Tongan & Pacific community?

All earnings from your purchases from Sione's Foundation go directly towards supporting our projects in for the Pacific. Your purchase, whether it's a cap, a t-shirt, or a sweatshirt, supports our goal of enhancing quality of life.

How can I get involved with Sione's Foundation's projects?

There are several ways for you to become involved with our projects. You can support our initiatives in Tonga and greater Pacific by directly donating money or materials for projects, purchasing from our merchandise range, attending our fundraising events, or even volunteering in person.

What upcoming events does Sione's Foundation host to support Tonga & Pacific communities?

Upcoming events the foundation hosts include The Sporting Lunch, the Golf Charity Day, and Beach 5's Australian Rugby. These are just some of the few events we host annually, giving businesses and individuals the chance to be involved on a local level. All of the money raised at these functions is used to support our projects.

How does Sione's Foundation use donations to make a difference in Tonga & Pacific?

Every donation we get goes directly towards funding the projects we're working on. We make sure that within a year, the changes brought about by your contributions become apparent. Each donation enables us to change lives, whether it be by constructing schools or enhancing water systems.

Who is Sione Finefeuiaki and why did he start Sione's Foundation for Tonga?

Tongan football star Sione Finefeuiaki founded Sione's Foundation out of a strong desire to give back to his community. He was born and raised in Tonga, and his desire to do more for his country inspired the founding of Sione's Foundation. Now, with our goals getting bigger we are able to help more than just Tonga - dedicating our projects to all Pacific communities. 

How does Sione's Foundation ensure that the funds raised are used efficiently in Tonga & Pacific?

We are serious about accountability. We make sure that every dollar is used properly and economically for what we do. Within a year of donation, donors can see the results of their support through our frequent aid missions and passion for change - check out our previous projects and see the transformations we have been able to make with your help!

Can I join the volunteer opportunities in Tonga with Sione's Foundation? If yes, how?

You can, indeed! We provide individuals with special chances to participate in our programmes in Tonga as well as the Pacific. To participate in this hands-on experience, apply for the next mission here!

What makes Sione's Foundation different from other non-profit organisations?

Due to our innate ties to the Tongan community and value for transparency, Sione's Foundation stands out from other non-profits. We make sure that donors can immediately see the results of their donations, are endorsed by the Tongan Princess and government dignitaries, as well as providing the chance to physically participate in projects and witness the change we can have on the Tongan and Pacific community.

How does Sione's Foundation contribute to building schools and improving sanitation in the Pacific?

In order to improve sanitation and education in Tonga and greater Pacific, we carry out focused projects. To improve access to clean water, this involves erecting buildings for schools and carrying out water-related projects.

How can I keep track of projects and initiatives that Sione's Foundation is planning?

All information about our current and planned projects can be found through following our social media accounts, joining our annual events, as well as sending through an enquiry on our website!

What type of merchandise can I buy from Sione's Foundation to support the Pacific community?

A few examples of our products are caps, t-shirts, and hoodies. Every purchase we get directly benefits our work in the Pacific.

How does Sione's Foundation work with local communities in the Pacific to implement its projects?

We support community-driven development. In order to understand local communities' requirements and implement programmes that best meet those needs, we engage closely with them and our partners and patrons, including Princess of Tonga, Lātūfuipeka Tukuʻaho, to effectively evaluate immediate needs and dedicate projects to alleviate pressures on healthcare systems or general infrastructure like schools and food hubs.

What is the vision of Sione's Foundation and how does it plan to achieve it in the Pacific?

The goal of Sione's Foundation is to assist and uphold the Pacific community as a whole, particularly the underprivileged and lonely children. Through a number of initiatives emphasising the growth of infrastructure, healthcare facilities, and general wellbeing, we are able to give children and communities an opportunity to thrive.

Sione’s Foundation is a non-profit foundation that is dedicated to helping people across the Pacific. From building schools and health care facilities, enhancing water accessibility and sanitation, to creating sporting programs for kids to thrive at - these are just a few of the projects we work on to close the gap in accessibility and quality of life for the Tongan and Pacific communities.

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Previous Projects

Explore Sione's Foundation's uplifting past by going back in time. Numerous lives in the Pacific have been impacted by our previous aid missions, which have sparked transformation. Explore the inspirational tales of hope and resiliency to see how every action has an impact. The next chapter could be written with your help. Discover our past projects now and become inspired for our future missions.

TESTIMONIALS

Chris Adams
Volunteering Since 19’

I'm humbled to be part of the Aid Trips in Tonga because the Tongan people are such warm hearted loving people that deserve a chance to live a healthy quality life like the rest of us.

George Fonua
Volunteering Since 23’

I heard that there is someone doing something to help Tonga, and it wasn't about himself [Sione]. I was a bit cynical at first - then I saw what he was doing and I went ‘Oh wow - it's real’.

I have since joined a project while my son has been on 2. The camaraderie of the foundation and having people wanting to get together to make a difference while having a positive vibe amongst positive people wanting to make a difference. I think it is something we can do really well - getting that connection between Australia and the Pacific for me is the biggest thing.

John Fonua
Volunteering Since 18’

I heard about Sione’s story in 2018 and helping the people of Tonga and the disability centre and I thought it's a good thing to get involved with. Ever since I have been involved - I have been back to Tonga about 5 times now with the Aid group in October and the Water Project Sione conducted over in the islands.

My favourite project I have been a part of has been helping out in the disability centre - I got so much out of it, helping the people there that cannot be helped themselves.

Pat Conroy
Minister for International Development & the Pacific
Minister for Defence Industry

I am writing to express my admiration for the incredible work of Sione’s foundation in supporting the Alonga Disability Centre’s work caring for people with disabilities in the Kingdom of Tonga. I was honoured to meet the many staff and supporters during my visit to Tonga and was moved by their dedication and generosity.

You should be proud of how your foundation is supporting the centre and the dignity of its residents. Your foundation’s work is a testament to the importance of cooperation between the peoples of Australia and Tonga.

Georgina

Seeing the direct impact is incredible!

I have participated in some of the foundation's local events, and it is so humbling to know that I have contributed to helping people who need it most - even in the smallest way. I have learnt so much now about what the foundation executes on their aid projects, and to say that I am excited to join next year is an understatement!

I can't wait to see what they plan next to help communities of the South Pacific that need it most

Macy
 

Sione's Foundation's impact on the Tongan community is just incredible!
I have only recently become involved with Sione's Foundation and I am absolutely blown away by how much they do. The charity golf day was my gateway to understanding their mission, and it was an event that was not only so much fun but truly eye opening. It was a fantastic day that left me both educated and inspired.

I'm so excited to get more involved and make a difference!

Jeff Picton
Fin Windows & Doors

Fin Windows and Doors proudly supports Sione’s Foundation because of the great work they are doing on the ground in Tonga, improving actual facilities so that the whole Tongan community can benefit from it.

And after meeting Sione and seeing his passion and the works already carried out, we felt now we only have one choice, we need to support his foundation and help where we can.

Whilst Fin Windows and Doors are a local Hunter company who support local community schemes, we feel that we can also spread our wings per say and help where we can with other deserving charities like Sione’s Foundation.

Jack
 

You know, when you see an organisation that's really making a difference, it just kind of sticks with you. And that's exactly what's happening with the team from Sione's Foundation. They're not just talking about change; they're out there, boots on the ground, making it happen.

From building better schools to providing medical supplies, and even setting up sports programs - they're doing it all. I love being a part of the movement!

Daniel Hersee
Black Lion Digital

As soon as the big fella (Sione) told me about what he does and the direct impact that they make, I knew I had to get on board as a sponsor. The events they have are always amazing to attend and a great opportunity as a business owner but the real reward is seeing the genuine impact and difference they are making.

I'll be a sponsor for life and I'm grateful to be a part of their journey for change in Tonga

Wayne Grant
Secretary

I wish to express my admiration for Sione and the Foundation for the work they do for the Tongan community. I am especially proud and honoured for the chance to be involved, with the members of Newcastle Mens Shed, travelling to Tonga as part of the 2022 and 2023 aid trips. Meeting new people from home and in Tonga and getting to work and socialise as a team for the Tongan children and general community is a genuine highlight in my life and one that I will never forget. I wish to continue being involved as long as I possibly can.

Sean Hersee
Managing Director

I am honoured to share my heartfelt testimonial regarding the gratifying experience of working alongside the Sione’s Foundation over the past five years. In my role, I have had the privilege of contributing to the foundation's mission of supporting the people of Tonga through the donation of paint and supplies and sending a dedicated team to participate actively in painting schools and community buildings.

The partnership with Sione’s Foundation has been nothing short of transformative. Our commitment to giving back to the community aligns seamlessly with the foundation's vision, and the impact we've collectively made in Tonga is a testament to the power of collaboration and shared values...

Christopher Jones
Volunteer in 23’

I first encountered Sione years ago through working with Sean Hersee and SAGE Painting. He would always come through the office with a big smile and a big dream. I recently travelled to Tonga to help Sione’s team work on ‘Eua Water Treatment Program - it was a challenging but rewarding experience and I look forward to going back.

Craig Harris
Event Attendee

I first met Sione through working with SAGE Painting - we have been a major sponsor on a couple of his projects. Sione works tirelessly to get these events up and running and he has such passion for what he does. With a big heart and infectious laugh, that just makes you want to be a part of his mission for change. It's incredible to know that the money he is raising and projects put together are changing people's lives.

The golf days we have been to have been nothing but fun and laughter - and at the end of the day it's all about making money for the people of Tonga to deliver simple things that we take for granted like clean water. Getting to know Sione and his enthusiasm and passion for what the does - I would highly recommend anyone to come onboard as a sponsor or join the events and just show whatever support you can, because you know that he is making a difference and feels good to be a part of that.

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Own a business and unsure how you can be involved? You can make a difference today! Join us at one or all of our upcoming events and be a beacon of hope for the Pacific community.

22 MAR

2024 ANNUAL GOLF DAY

TIME: 7:30AM to 4:00PM, Friday
LOCATION: Sunshine Coast - Course TBD

25 JAN

2024 SPORTING LUNCH

TIME: 12:00PM to 4:00PM, Thursday
LOCATION: Merewether Surf House

26-28 JAN

2024 RUGBY DAY

TIME: Australia Day Festival, Friday to Sunday
LOCATION: Nobby’s Beach, Newcastle

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