Canberra Raiders donate $20,400
Today Canberra Raiders CEO Don Furner and Nick McDonald-Crowley from Denman Prospect presented Homes for Homes with a donation of $20,400, which will go directly towards addressing homelessness in the ACT through the creation of social and affordable housing.
Over the past five years, the Canberra Raiders with major partner Denman Prospect have been running the ‘Homes for Homes Points for Cash Initiative’, pledging to donate $100 to Homes for Homes for every point scored by the Canberra Raiders at a home game.
Since the start of the initiative more than $134,500 has been raised for Homes for Homes, including $20,400 this season. As Australia’s first Homes for Homes suburb, Denman Prospect has separately contributed more than $400,000 in donations to Homes for Homes, through donating 0.1% on all land sales.
Homes for Homes CEO Steven Persson was delighted with this season’s donation.
“Homes for Homes thanks the Canberra Raiders and Denman Prospect for their continued commitment to solving homelessness. This donation will go directly to increasing the supply of social and affordable housing in Canberra, putting a roof over the heads of those in our community who need it most.”
Canberra Raiders CEO Don Furner said the organisation is grateful to be part of solving this important social issue.
“We value this important community partnership with Homes for Homes, and congratulate them on their dedication and on-going commitment to helping eradicate homelessness in Canberra,” Mr Furner said.
Homes for Homes has made major impacts in the ACT. $500,000 has been granted to two social and affordable housing projects in the ACT. One project from Community Housing Canberra (CHC) will house young adults with a mental illness, currently cared for by ageing parents. The home will provide independence and appropriate 24/7 care.
The other project from Havelock Housing has provided safe and permanent accommodation for a matched pair of older women who have experienced domestic violence. The women are settled into their home and enjoying independence, peace and security. A further $200,000 will be granted to social and affordable housing projects early next year.
Homes for Homes thanks Canberra Raiders and Denman Prospect for their support, generosity and commitment to ending homelessness.