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Raising funds all around Australia

Last Friday was the official day for Hard Hat Day where construction sites and offices had workplace gatherings to help raise funds for homeless youth.

While Hard Hat Days can still be had through September when it suites your workplaces best, we thought it would be nice to take a look at what events conspired from the 28th.

Still would like to host a Hard hat Day? It’s not too late.

Hard Hat Friday

Roberts Pizzarotti

Roberts Pizzarotti got the day kicked off bright and early with a raffle ticket drive that continued into a lovely BBQ lunch for workers at the Concord Hospital Site.

The staff had the opportunity to rest and come together to close their week. The raffle on the day was $5 tickets to put staff into the running for a number of prizes including a major prize of a 65 inch TV going to one lucky participant.

The day was a great success raising over $2,000.


The Lendlease construction site at Sydney harbour ran a food truck on a lovely Sydney day that provided workers with lunch boxes and drinks while being able to donate at the counter or by donating to the PIF representatives on-site on the day.

Workers enjoyed the end of week lunch feast and were more than eager to give what they could to help youth in need.

The Lendlease site made sure to put the cause front and centre waving the PIF banner on not one but two cranes on site!


Probuild took Hard Hat sky-high raising the flag over a very scenic Sydney morning.

Probuild had some exciting raffle activity on their Greenland and MLC sites with a number of donated raffle prizes to get the fundraising juices flowing. Some raffle prizes won on the day included, Makita cordless packs, Nespresso packs and visa gift cards. The MLC site then gathered for a workplace BBQ for a well-earned rest.

Probuild received some generous donations from subcontractors on the day, helping to bring their total fundraising amount on the day to over $8,600!

Destination Gold Coast Consortium

Around 200 construction workers at The Star Gold Coast took a well-earned break from the Dorsett hotel and apartments tower project to support Hard Hat Day with a BBQ fundraiser.

Hutchinsons Builders contributed by subsidising the cost of each BBQ lunch ticket for every site worker to raise funds for the cause. The PIF flag was raised over a Queensland skyline and food trucks prepared some rather gourmet lunch options as a thank you to the workers and support to our PF House Programs across Australia.

Payce Foundation

Payce Foundation took to the cafes to raise funds this Hard Hat Day. Using their amazing Kick Start Cafe (read about it here) they were able to take a hospitality set up that was already empowering youth in need and use it to help youth in more ways than one.

All funds earned through the Kick Start Cafes went directly to PIF House Programs!

With these cafes set up in three locations, and with Charter hall and Frasers Property matching all funds raised, Payce has gone above and beyond to contribute to making a difference in the lives of youth in need.


Taylor raised their hands to host a BBQ on-site. Charter Hall and a number of wonderful contractors came down to join in on the time together, contributing to the funds raised on the day while enjoying some deserved rest together as an industry.

Property Industry Foundation CEO Kate Mills also made an appearance to spread the cause and give thanks from the PIF team.

A big thank you to all the companies that took the time on the day to slow down from the workweek and come together in the name of stopping youth homelessness.