2019 International Women’s Day Volunteering

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2019 International Women’s Day Volunteering

In recognition of International Women’s Day, Habitat for Humanity Australia mobilised 465 corporate volunteers from 18 different companies to renovate women’s crisis accommodation and build homes for vulnerable women in Australia.

Domestic Violence is the leading cause of homelessness in Australia. Over one-third of people accessing homelessness services in Australia are women and children who are fleeing physical and/or emotional abuse at the hands of their partner.

Having a clean, safe and well-maintained place to go is an important component for women leaving an abusive relationship. Existing services cannot meet the demand for crisis accommodation and the available accommodation is often run down and in need of refurbishment.

In addition, women-headed households are increasing. With the stress of raising a family and earning an income falling on the shoulders of single mothers, providing a hand up this International Women’s Day made a world of difference.

A big thank you to ADCO, AMP, Arup, BGIS, Boston Scientific, Boral, CoreLogic, Cuscal, Downer Group, Hollard, Morgans, Partridge Structural, ProBuild NSW, SMEC, Suncorp, and Youi for brightening the lives of women escaping violence and long term homelessness!

Through our Australian Program, we have helped over 1,200 people through Brush with Kindness activities and engaged with more than 10,000 volunteers from both the community and corporate sector.

We can book teams within 4 weeks’ notice and do ask for a financial contribution to support the day’s resourcing and ensure the sustainability of our programs. We invite corporates to talk to us for any further enquiries. Corporate sponsors can also support our work through financial sponsorship and donated or discounted building materials.

If you would like to learn more about corporate volunteering for your organisation, please contact our Partnerships Team on (02) 9919 7002 or partnerships@habitat.org.au.

 

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