Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Tiny Homes Project Is Playing For Purpose

A local charity’s Tiny Homes Project has partnered with Play for Purpose – a national raffle organisation - to bolster its plans of housing women over 55.

In collaboration with the special fundraising raffle site managed by The Lottery Corporation, Whitsunday Housing Company Ltd (WHCL) hope to raise the money to build four tiny homes on donated land.

Play for Purpose runs regular raffles for major causes across the country, using their platform, contributing 50 per cent of ticket price to charities of choice and using the remainder to purchase prizes such as a $15,000 travel vouchers, campervans, and more.

WHCL’s Tiny Homes Project was established in late 2022 in effort to ease the housing crisis for elderly homeless women over 55 years of age right here in the Whitsundays with the help of two local women: Fiona Donnellan and Sandy Clark.  

With the reach of the project rocketing in 2023, “the race is on to raise the money and to build the homes.”

Volunteer Sandy Clark said if people can save the link and share it with their friends, the funds can

“roll in quickly for the Tiny Homes Project.”

“This is bound to be a great opportunity and a great way of raising money for our build,” she said.

“Not only this year, but ongoing if people believe in our cause and spread the link.”  

Multiple Play for Purpose raffles will run during the year however, the current online raffle closes on June 15.

Many prizes are on offer, with tickets easy to purchase, and the first prize is a VW Crafter Campervan and gold bullion worth $250 thousand.

Tickets are $10 each and 50 per cent of the ticket price will be paid to the Tiny Homes Project at WHCL.  

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