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Hands Across Canberra a beneficiary of the MBA Deakin Charity House 2015

Published on 16 November 2015

On 13 November, the Chief Minister of the ACT, Andrew Barr officially launched the Deakin Charity House Project from the Rex Hotel. The venue was shifted from the Boundless Children’s Playground due to rain on the morning of the event.

The Deakin Charity House project is a joint project where the LDA is contributing two adjoining separate title in-fill parcels of land in Deakin and MBA members, led by Renaissance Homes, are donating (or providing at low cost) construction materials and labour. The 2015-16 Project will deliver two home and land packages to market for auction in 2016.

The net proceeds from the auctions will be distributed to local charities supporting people with a disability. The three organisations selected to benefit from the proceeds of the Charity Houses are:

Boundless Children’s Playground – 70% 
Hands Across Canberra – 20%
Hartley Lifecare – 10%.

MBA has delivered two Charity Houses previously, in 2006 the Jenolan Charity House and in 2013 the Franklin Charity House. Combined the previous projects raised just over $850,000.00. The scale of this current project and the knowledge gained from previous experience should see over $1,000,000.00 raised.

Watch this video about the project