The Property Industry Foundation’s volunteer program, PropertyBlitz, will conduct a three-day project this week to work on the Lighthouse Foundation’s Boronia home for homeless youth in Victoria.
From 17-19 May, more than 70 industry professionals and tradespeople will volunteer their time to deliver the project, a makeover of a house that provides long-term accommodation for homeless youth.
The Property Industry Foundation already funds a full-time carer to provide therapeutic care for up to four homeless young people at the residence.
The volunteers will assist with general maintenance, including painting and landscaping, as well as create an additional bedroom to help more young people. Foundation corporate donor Watpac will provide project management services and a number of tradespeople for the working bee.
“We are delighted to be involved with such a worthwhile project,” said Nick Pavlovic, Watpac’s Victoria state manager. “Our staff, subcontractors and suppliers have all been very keen to help too. They can see there is a real need out there and want to make a difference.”
Other donors include Mr Carpets, DEC Group Painting, Dulux Paints, Coates Hire and Kennards Hire.
The foundation has to date raised more than $12 million for homeless and troubled youth around Australia through events and initiatives such as the Charity Sailing Challenge and National Hard Hat Day.