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- We’re being told to stay home. Imagine if you didn’t have one.
- We’re being advised to wash our hands regularly. How would you do this if you were sleeping rough?
- We’re finding it difficult to access toilet paper. This is the norm for people who are homeless.
The children and young people of Australia need our help. The basic needs of any human being are food, water and a place to call home. COVID-19 is having a huge impact on vulnerable young people without a safe and secure home.
Job losses and subsequent financial stress will see relationships break down and the rates of domestic and family violence rise. Many more Australians will experience homelessness for the first time as a result. Going off the most recent figures, over 40% will be 25 or under. Over 35% of this group will be 12 or under.
Become a regular giver
A regular gift can make a massive difference to the life of a young person. Some people prefer to spread their donation over the course of a year, in line with their pay cycle.
$10 / fortnight adds up pretty quickly to $520 per year. This can go towards:
- Furniture for a PIF house
- Supplies for a PIF kitchen
- Skills training for the live-in carers
- Education essentials
- Counselling services
If you’re in a position to give regularly, be assured we will put your money to good use. Make your selection to become a regular giver using our online donation form.
All donations are tax deductible.
Consider us in your Will
Your legacy will be your kindness, empathy and compassion.
Every day, children as young as 12 years become homeless.
A gift in your Will, no matter whether small or large, will keep generations of homeless young Australians safe. You can still ensure your family and friends and other causes you care about are provided for.
Your donation will go towards building homes for homeless youth. It’s a solution which is tangible, enduring and will help many young people over many years.
Find out more about the PIF House Program.
If you’ve already made your decision to include us in your Will – thank you. All you need to do is provide your solicitor or Trust Manager with our Australian Charity Number which varies depending on your preferred State:
Why Richard and Ceinwen left a bequest in their Will
Ceinwen Kirk-Lennox and Richard Lennox spent their lives working in the property and construction industry.
“You work hard and have some luck along the way, and then you realise it’s time to give back,” said Ceinwen of a decision she made back in 1999 to get more involved in the work of the Property Industry Foundation.
“We want to leave a sustainable legacy, one that will ensure the longevity of the Property Industry Foundation – so that more young people can have a safe place to call home and learn the necessary skills to build independent lives.”
“Once you have looked after your own, we believe that anyone who has benefitted from a successful career within our industry – and any industry for that matter – should consider a gift in their Will.
Nothing is more important than having a home. Property Industry Foundation does that for young people. Our family feels a huge sense of pride in our decision to leave a bequest to the Property Industry Foundation.
Anyone who is in a position to do the same can feel that same sense of pride. It’s simple, make the decision and talk to your solicitor today.”