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Habitat Victoria news – March 2015

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Habitat for Humanity Victoria loses a stalwart Volunteer and Chapter Leader

Mavis Peet
10th January 1934 – 3rd February 2015

Mavis with a partner family at a Crib Point home handover ceremony

Habitat Victoria farewells Mavis Peet, who sadly passed away on 3rd February 2015. Mavis was dedicated to the work of Habitat for Humanity in Victoria and had been involved with the Mornington Peninsula Chapter over the past 11 years. Over that time, 7 homes were built for 7 new partner families.

Mavis was the driving force behind the Chapter and the Rosebud Restore. She will be sadly missed by friends, work colleagues, volunteers and partner families, many of whom went to her funeral service held on Thursday 12th February. There were many tributes to Mavis who lived life to the fullest and who cared about people in a very practical way, volunteering her time to other local organisations, schools and technical schools. Mavis also visited and offered pastoral care to patients at Rosebud Hospital.

The team at Mornington Peninsula and the Rosebud ReStore are working together to fill a large void, but with the memory of Mavis, the team is determined to continue the work of Habitat for Humanity in the area.

Building Program

Work at our other sites is continuing and at Drouin, internal work is underway with painting started. A team from Dulux will be on site in a couple of weeks to commence painting two of the houses. We also have two Origin teams volunteering to help with other internal works.

At Yea, work continues on the external cladding of the two homes currently under construction and more teams will be on site in the coming weeks to help with plastering and other work.

For information on any of these projects or if you wish to volunteer, please contact us on [email protected]

ReStore (Kilsyth)


Following several large donations to ReStore at Kilsyth, including clothes lines, tile adhesives, grouting and furniture, sales have been progressing well with the number of people visiting the store climbing.

Some of the goods are available through online channels like Graysonline each week. This also brings more customers to ReStore for pickups where we can meet and explain about the work of Habitat for Humanity and how every dollar helps change lives.

Sales continue on an upward trend and it is very encouraging as every dollar spent at ReStore helps build more safe, decent and affordable homes for families across Victoria.

Together, we are making a difference.

You can change lives by donating, volunteering or supporting any of these projects. Please contact the Victorian Office or follow these links:
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E [email protected] T 8720 9200
2/128 Canterbury Road, Kilsyth South, Vic 3137

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