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A splash of paint and volunteers

Whitelion relocate Melbourne office

PIF volunteers got their hands dirty last month when PIF conducted its first workerbee since the COVID-19 outbreak. 

A group of willing volunteers from the PIF (VIC) Future Leaders group went out to help the Whitelion Youth Agency make good on its old premises as it has relocated to a new head office. 

Whitelion is a community-based charity offering support and services to highly vulnerable, at risk young people between the ages of 14 to 24 years. PIF has supported Whitelion for more than ten years and funds two of its outreach initiatives including the Chatterbox Bus. 

In early March, Whitelion relocated its head office from West Melbourne to CarltonThe workerbee’s purpose was to help Whitelion ‘make good on their tenancy at the end of their lease. The two key things Whitelion needed help with was to remove numerous decal stickers from windows and walls of two floors; and sourcing paint supplies to repaint the walls. 

The team of volunteers included Jordan LiptonYvonne Chan, of BuiltAshley Duster of Oliver Hume and Lucy White of Oliver Hume. Thank you 

And we must also pass on our thanks to Tim Jamieson at Dulux who kindly donated over 150 litres of paint to make good on the walls of Whitelion’s old office. Dulux provided the paint for the PIF House Toongabbie (NSW) last year, and have committed to supply paint for our PIF Houses in Clayton and Werribee (VIC) – so we’re grateful to them as an on-going product partner. 

It was great to be able to get together with the Future Leaders in person (at a safe distance, of course) and get our hands dirty for a good cause. We wish Whitelion every success in their new abode! 


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