The largest initiative of Villawood’s philanthropic program is our collaboration with Henley Homes and their Queensland subsidiary Plantation Homes through wich we donate land in our vibrant communities so that they can build the stunning homes which are auctioned for charity. In eleven years of collaboration with Henley on the Good Friday Appeal Charity Home Auction we have raised more than $6million for the Royal Children’s Hospital. In 2019 we joined the House for Life initiative and were thrilled to help raise $986,000 for the Mater Little Miracles initiative.
We also believe it’s important to give back to the smaller community groups, which may otherwise escape the attention of other corporate sponsors. For this reasoon, Villawood supports dozens of community groups each year, bit at a project level and at a corporate level.
Melbourne’s surging property prices are making it increasingly difficult for people in the essential services to get into the market. Villawood’s Care Worker Support Program has been created so that people working in these roles can still afford to buy land in Villawood projects
Under this initiative, purchasers who are employed as care workers who work within a 10km radius of a Villawood community that they are seeking to buy in, will be eligible for a $20,000 rebate on their block of land. Villawood devised the Care Workers Support Program so care workers may live and work in the communities they serve.
The joy of one ecstatic family will be spread to countless others with Plantation Homes and Villawood Properties record-breaking House For Life Charity Home Auction result coming in at $986,000 every cent of which goes to Mater Little Miracles.
This House for Life is the eighth home that Plantation Homes has built and auctioned, in support of Mater Little Miracles. 2019 marked the the inaugural year of the partnership between Plantation and Villawood Properties, an extension of the philantropic collaboration with Henley Homes on the Good Friday Appeal Charity House Auction.
Money raised by the House for Life Project, contributes to funding knowledge and expertise that assists more than 2,000 sick babies that are cared for at the Mater each year.
For the past decade, Villawood Properties has been a passionate supporter of the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Villawood joined project partner Henley in 2009, by donating a block of land in its Alamanda community. Since then, it has become our largest philanthropic initiative.
The enthusiasm behind the Good Friday Appeal grows each year, because like many Victorians everyone from Henley, Villawood and all the supporting trades and services, has a link or appreciation for the invaluable service the Royal Children’s Hospital provides. Each year, Villawood staff get behind the cause wholeheartedly and over the past decade their efforts have contributed to raising more than $6 million for the Good Friday Appeal.
The most recent Good Friday Appeal Charity Auction was held at our boutique Delaray community and raised $761,000 – every cent of this sum going to the Royal Children’s Hospital!
Villawood is committed to creating healthy, safe and engaging communities, both within our developments and more broadly through our local clubs and community group relationships and our extensive philanthropic program. In 2018 Villawood supported hundreds of community groups to a value exceeding more than $1.7 million.
Beyond financial support, Villawood is committed to fostering genuine relationships with local community groups, working closely with them to deliver benefit at a grassroots level.