Sleepout for Homeless Youth on 10 November
The Property Industry’s Sleepout for Homeless Youth is raising money towards building a 19-bedroom refuge for young people in South Dowling, Sydney. Your support will help us give shelter to thousands of young people over its lifetime.
We spoke the team at Taylors why they spending the night in Centennial Park on 10 November.
Why is Taylor talking part in the SleepOut in Sydney this year?
As part of our ongoing commitment to the Property Industry Foundation, Taylor is delighted to be taking part on the SleepOut in Sydney, with funds raised helping to rebuild young lives through the provision of much-needed accommodation.
What is special about the event and how does it bring the industry together for a good cause?
The SleepOut for homeless youth truly unites the property and construction industry, as we come together to rally behind this important cause. On Thursday 10 November 2022, the Taylor team will be giving up our beds for the night – instead, sleeping out at Sydney’s iconic Centennial Parklands with industry peers to show our support of at-risk youth. Through our involvement, we stand arm-in-arm with our colleagues and industry peers to play our part in ending youth homelessness.
What is important to Taylor generally about supporting the Property Industry Foundation and the work we do to build homes for homeless youth?
Taylor has a very close relationship with the Property Industry Foundation. who can always call on the expertise of our team and our loyal suppliers and subcontractors. Our regular participation in industry events assist the Property Industry Foundation to plan ahead each year and make long-term improvements by increasing the availability of transitional housing for homeless youth (aged 25 and under) through the Haven Project.
We’re also committed to supplying in-kind services to support the Foundation. For example, out team and incredible subcontractors previously partnered with the Property Industry Foundation and Turner Architects to refurb the office space of The Girls and Boys Brigade – an inner-city centre that works with vulnerable youth and their families. COVID-19 saw a sharp increase in enrollments to their programs as more people were affected by loss of income, with food security being a major factor.
This space was transformed into an open and flexible area fostering more cohesion to support the rollout of their programs, including after-school care and holiday programs for families who desperately need their support.
Tim Christie, General Manager – General Build, said: “Taylor has proudly supported the Property Industry Foundation for more than a decade. This year, we are delighted to strengthen our ongoing advocacy as we come together to help young people rebuild their lives.
We are passionate about advocating for this important, industry-led cause, and will be fundraising to help make a difference in the fight against youth homelessness.”
Join us in Centennial Park for a night of food and entertainment to support those who don’t have a safe place to call home. Sign Up here.