Hume Community Housing doubles donation to show support for the Liverpool Women’s Resource Centre
Hume Community Housing has matched the fundraising efforts of their own Housing Options Team, bringing the amount raised at the Nite Under the Stars event up to nearly $3,000.
The Housing Options team from Hume camped out at the Whitlam Leisure Centre on Friday to sleep rough and raise money for Nite Under the Stars, a charity event raising awareness and money for Liverpool Women’s Resource Centre.
Hume’s Executive was so impressed by the Housing Options team’s fundraising efforts that it has been matched to the cent, increasing the total amount raised for the Centre to nearly $3,000.
Executive Manager People, Culture and Communications Lisa Bonavia says it is inspirational to see the Hume team living the organisation’s values.
“The Housing Options Teams is at forefront of Hume’s mission to create opportunities for people to prosper by building vibrant and connected communities, and by specifically helping people understand and navigate towards housing options that are sustainable and appropriate for their needs ” she said.
Teryza Segi, Jasmine Tarabay, and Julie Cleary volunteered to sleep rough on behalf of Hume Housing, and their passion, dedication, and generosity resulted in raising over $1,300 for the Liverpool Women’s Resource Centre.
The Housing Options Team has been devoted to raising awareness of the important services provided by the Women’s Resource Centre, which include counselling, domestic violence aid, childminding, and telephone and social support for women in Liverpool and the wider community
Seeing firsthand the impact homelessness has on women, children and families, Housing Options Officer Julie Cleary says “When we were presented with the request we didn’t even hesitate.” she said. “It is a pleasure to be part of a team and organisation that cares about the homeless in our Local Government Area.
“It was also great to meet the organisers and the people that the funds will go towards helping,” she said.