Thursday, November 23, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Giving the Gift Of Housing

With The Tiny Homes Project

The Tiny Homes Project has rounded out 2023 with a fantastic rock n’ roll Christmas celebration, raising a massive figure of $15,050 on the day, bringing the overall project total to a mammoth $681,601.

This means the group are on-track to deliver four ‘tiny homes’ to homeless women over 55 in the Whitsundays by mid-2024.

“We completely filled up the Sailing Club dining room,” Sandy Clark, Fundraising Coordinator for Tiny Homes Project, explained.

With the themes of 60s Christmas, outfits consisted of classic rocker, with hints of red and the best tinsel.

“We had such fabulous outfits, and everyone embraced the rock n’ roll theme!”

The event included a live auction and silent auction, with the hot ticket items of a pink guitar signed by the 2018 Airlie Beach Festival of Music stars, a voucher to Eastwoods Dining and Bar, and a fantastic Stevie Nicks artwork.

While this event was the last for 2023, Sandy and the Tiny Homes Team are excited to regroup in the new year and continue their efforts.

“We plan to continue. We’ll kick off with the four tiny homes, but we’ll be ongoing. This need isn’t going away, and it isn’t just a Whitsundays issue, but a national issue.”

With only a short $18,399 left to reach their overall target of $700,000 the Tiny Homes Team are welcoming any and all donations to their cause.

To donate or learn more, feel free to follow the QR Code.

The perfect Christmas celebration: Fiona Donnellan from the Tiny Home Project, Joanne Moynihan CEO of Whitsunday Housing, Mayor Julie Hall and Sandy Clark from the Tiny Homes Project. Photo credit: Rachael Smith

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