The team from BHP and Rise staff at Kira House
The Integrated Operations Mines team from BHP Billiton Iron Ore joined the Rise Youth team at our Young Women’s refuge, Kira House, for a Corporate Volunteer Day in October.
After months of planning and designing the project was a complete success, assisting in the transformation of Kira House into a more welcoming and homely environment. With the help of 13 Integrated Operations Mines employees, the whole house was painted and flat packed furniture assembled. It wasn’t only their valuable time that was donated to the project, the team raised money to fund the entire project.
A special thank you to Garth Walter, from the Integrated Operations Mines team, who was able to arrange a special donation of paint from Taubmans for the project which enabled more funds to be spent on new furniture for the home.
The day was full of laughter with three challenges across the afternoon. The painting challenge saw one team apply, what felt like 10 coats of paint to a room; a flat pack furniture challenge which tested a lot of patience and a baby (toy) change challenge which tested the teams ability to change a nappy, dress and swaddle the baby.
BHP staff get involved with challenges
On behalf of the residents and staff at Kira House and the entire Rise team, we would like to thank the Integrated Operations Mines team for their generosity, enthusiasm and energy towards our project! We look forward to working with you again in the future. To view more photos from the day, visit our Photo Album here.
Natasha Zeplin, HR Officer and Penny Webb, Divisional Manager Mental Health & Youth