Partnering with WPI to provide new beginnings for vulnerable women
Built has supported Women’s Property Initiatives (WPI) since 2021, a registered charity that provides affordable homes for women and children who are at risk of homelessness, many of which have suffered domestic or family violence.
WPI currently provide affordable homes for over 250 women and children around Melbourne in thriving communities. They also provide women with access to support networks and ongoing advocacy to give them the opportunity to live with dignity and break the intergenerational cycle of poverty.
Built provides WPI with financial support, pro-bono services, employee volunteering and fundraising partnerships that help WPI undertake their valuable community work to create new beginnings for these families.
Built have supported WPI in many ways, from being a major sponsor of the WPI 25th anniversary gala dinner which raised over $185,000 in June 2022, through to swapping our hard hats and safety vests for gardening gloves and a shovel to transform backyards into safe and welcoming spaces for families to use.
A Built employee said about volunteering with WPI, “It was a really satisfying experience to be able to give back to the community and give a helping hand to a great cause. It was also fun trying something out of my usual weekly routine which I would not normally get the opportunity to do.”
Jeanette Large, CEO of Women’s Property Initiatives said WPI’s partnership with Built has been a “game changer”.
“By providing us with financial support, pro bono services, volunteering, fundraising and raising awareness within their extensive networks, Built have helped us progress some really important projects and initiatives. The end result is the delivery of secure and affordable homes that change the lives of vulnerable women and children,” she said