Brush with Kindness

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Brush with Kindness

Brush with Kindness is a home repairs and maintenance program working in partnership with disadvantaged and socially isolated members of the community. Brush with Kindness mobilises teams of volunteers to conduct landscaping and minor repairs to the homes of people living in poor housing.

The program helps preserve homeownership by partnering with disadvantaged homeowners struggling to restore and maintain a safe and decent place to live.
When basic expenses exceed income month after month, home maintenance is often the first casualty. Years of deferred maintenance can cause a downward spiral of home deterioration and unsafe living conditions.

The program is designed to revitalise the appearance of communities and encourage connections within the community, thereby increasing social inclusion.
Without decent housing people become vulnerable to a range of issues, including increased health risks, reduced security and social isolation.

This program has already assisted a number of families in their time of need, undertaking small building and maintenance projects.

For volunteering opportunities in South Australia, please contact Mark Phillips by calling 08 8344 6009 / 0438 523 715 or email mphillips@habitat.org.au. You can also fill out our volunteer registration form and return to us to get involved.

For volunteers who have already registered, please take our online safety induction test here.