On Wednesday 23 September 2020, Habitat for Humanity Australia in partnership with The Funding Network, will be hosting our first ever Virtual Live Giving Event in support of three exciting and innovative programs from Australia and overseas.
You’ll hear inspiring stories and have the opportunity to pledge your support to these three incredible programs that will help transform lives.
The event will be completely held online and login details will be sent to registered attendees via email on Tuesday 22 September.
Project #1 | Bushfire Recovery New South Wales
Habitat for Humanity has committed to providing recovery services to people affected by the devastating bushfires last December and earlier this year. We have been on the ground in the Southern Highlands, Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Hawkesbury areas of NSW since the smoke cleared restoring hope to communities affected.
Funds are needed to ensure the program can continue to help salvage and rebuild, assisting homeowners. Current needs include clean-up, salvage, sorting and piling of debris including homes, sheds and outbuildings, fencing and tree replanting.
2. Project #2 Nepal’s Most Excluded | Helping Indigenous and Dalit families out of poverty
Nepal is a wonderland of cultural richness and ethnic diversity. This colourful civilisation is steeped in the antiquated social caste system of neighbouring India, where your paternity dictates the role you play in the world. As Nepal makes strides to modernisation, some castes and ethnic groups continue to be marginalised – including Dalits and Indigenous groups.
For these excluded groups, the lack of land and homeownership is a core reason behind their poverty and vulnerability. Habitat for Humanity aims to provide housing for 80 of the most excluded families in the Dhanpura community, creating first-time land and homeowners.
3. Project #3 Accommodation and support for vulnerable youth | South Australia
This project is aimed at addressing a shortage of safe accommodation for young people in the Murray Bridge area. But it’s about much more than a warm bed and welcoming space, with a focus on health and well-being, education, development, connection and engagement. We want to assist in reducing youth homelessness in the region and ensure suitable accommodation is available to avoid vulnerable youths facing additional risks associated with couch surfing or sleeping rough.