A big thank you to all who participated in the Link Housing Home Sweet 2017 event and made it the great success that it was.
A lot of hard work went into creating a community event that ran smoothly and to our delight far exceeded the goal of $100k raising over $120k. The Burdekin Association would like to thank Link Housing, all the Home Sweet 2017 sponsors and donors, participants, volunteers and those who took the time to share on social media. Without all of this support it could not have happened.
‘Home Sweet 2017’ also raised awareness about youth homelessness and its causes. The problems leading to youth homelessness can happen anywhere, even in seemingly affluent communities like the Northern Beaches.
Mr McAnulty says the community response has been amazing. “We’ve had donations, feedback and enquiries from sports groups, schools and families. We would like to thank all those who helped make it a success and encourage the community to consider getting involved in Home Sweet 2018.”
Justene Gordon, Chief Executive of The Burdekin Association says it shows enormous generosity and vision for Link Housing to have organised the event. “We could not have hoped for a better result. As well as the extra funds – so we can provide more services to more young people – there is now more awareness of the causes and extent of youth homelessness on the Northern Beaches. Home Sweet 2017 has directly benefitted the whole community, and as this is the first of many, it will have a really solid long term impact too.”
Read the official press release: Homeless youth campaign exceeds goal and some wonderful photos below from the event – are you in any of them?
Special thanks again to the major sponsors: Bendigo Bank, PwC and Community Sector Banking
Special thanks to our community partners who organised the event!
Link Housing Ltd is one of the oldest not-for-profit community housing providers in NSW having been formed in 1983. We have a history of providing affordable rental accommodation to people on very low to moderate incomes. Link is a Tier 1 registered community housing provider with more than 1500 homes under management. We have an independent skills-based Board, and the skills and financial capacity to deliver new ideas, concepts, and growth.