Earlier this year, the Brookfield Residents’ Association, recently donated over $10,000 to Habitat’s Cyclone Winston appeal to rebuild Fiji.
The retirees at Carinity Lifestyle Brookfield in Queensland have a long history of successful service and fundraising but with diminishing numbers, decided to wind up their Association. A little over $10,000 remained to donate to a worthy cause.
The residents were looking for a way they could really make a difference. Cyclone Winston had devastated Fiji earlier in the year, and many of them felt strongly about donating there.
Carinity Manager for Chaplaincy and Mission Services Don McPherson suggested Habitat for Humanity’s Fiji campaign. “I suggested Habitat for Humanity because their mission really lined up with what the residents were seeking to achieve,” he said.
The residents’ committee are delighted to see the fundraising effort making a real difference as communities are re-built to support and enrich the lives of people in Fiji.