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Corporate Volunteers give Kira House a new look

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Two young women walking away from camera holding hands with a young child in the centre swinging him so his feet are off the ground

Kira House is a safe and spacious 24-hour crisis house for young women aged between 14 and 18 years, who may have accompanying children, but who are leaving a violent family or domestic situation.

In 2015, the house was in need of freshening up and the Rise Youth team planned for a transformation, set to turn Kira House into a more welcoming and homely environment.

We were thrilled to welcomed BHP Billiton Iron Ore to join us at the Young Women’s refuge, for a Corporate Volunteer Day to help with the work.

With the help of BHP Billiton, the whole house was painted and furniture assembled. It wasn’t only their valuable time that was donated to the project. BHP and staff raised money through their staff donation program to fund the entire project. Then even arranged 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 as everyone worked together to achieve a better place for the young women we support and their children to stay.

We are extremely grateful to the BHP team for their generosity, enthusiasm and energy towards the project.

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