There are many ways to participate in our work. While one of the best ways to help the young people we work alongside is a financial or in kind contribution, there are many other ways too.
You can also assist by choosing to become a carer for young people or to volunteer. Volunteering in service delivery programmes are limited, however, we run many events and are always in need of volunteers to assist in running these smoothly. Please contact us if you are interested in helping and would like to discuss opportunities.
You may be able to offer a unique product or service that will support our work and change the lives of young people. The possibilities are endless, and often hugely inspiring.
If you would like to partner with us in any way and help us to solve youth homelessness please get in touch!
We put together a wish list of goods and services, check it out and see if you can assist.
cURRENT IN KIND PARTNERS
The people over at BINGO Industries have been a huge support to The Burdekin Association by providing about $10,000 - $15,000 worth of bins over the last year. The bins are being used to clean up properties....such wonderful support that we are really appreciative of.
We are always saying this but ... it really does take a village and we are so lucky to have found ours! Thank you everyone for your precious time and donations.
JOHNSON WINTERY AND SLATE
The team at Johnson Wintery and Slate, an Australian law firm with Sydney offices, loaned a pro bono legal hand to our newly acquired Inner West Residential Services. The work was time-intensive and critical to the service we provide and involved many hours on the weekend breaking the legalistics down into plain English….without their legal skills and knowledge the transfer wouldn’t have been possible.
King Living have been donating the most beautiful lounges from one of their stunning ranges to one of our Stanmore properties. These pieces have gone into new homes for our young people and look amazing.
"We received the beautiful couch and dining table set on Monday which was assembled by two really lovely men. The Burdekin Association is grateful for the ongoing support both organisations provide. The houses we find automatically feel like homes with the quality of these items." Matt, The Burdekin Association.
NORTON ROSE FULLBRIGHT
Thank you to Norton Rose Fullbright (NRF) Sydney for assisting with the preparation of a Crown land lease and lengthy negotiations. This involved tricky advice and a lot of work, we are so grateful for the most professional pro bono advice. Additionally, NRF lawyers also loaned their expertise to reviewing the new lease for our new Inner West Residential services. We appreciate you so much!
Bringing people together to create a better world for young people.
cURRENT WORKING BEE PARTNERS
Bunnings and Taubmans Paints
Ensuring fire safety in our properties is a priority for us and we thank Bunnings Warringah Mall for donating fire safety products such as fire extinguishers, fire blankets, first aid kits and other fire safety accessories to reduce the risk of fire and keep our young people safe both in the Inner West and Northern Beaches.
The Burdekin Learning Space
Recently the wonderful people at Bunnings Warringah Mall and Taubmans Paints helped us with a very special project – The Burdekin Learning Space. We are thrilled to say that, at a property in North Head, we now have a classroom, therapy room and sensory room. Our young people are going to benefit so so much from this space where specialist education workers will provide trauma informed education. None of this would be possible without the kindness and generosity of community! Read more about our Learning Space and Education Specialists fundraising page here.
Multiplex Construction and the Property Industry Foundation
Support from Multiplex Construction and the Property Industry Foundation involved considerable time and financial investment into completing works on one of our properties. Work included a remodelled and widened front yard, security lights, replacement of two kitchens and more. Where would we be without our community?!
Further thanks must also be extended to: Euroline Joinery, Austral Interiors, Goldline Electrical, Peter Kelly Flooring, Moits, Planet Plumbing, AYZ Landscapes, Team Members Tiling, Harvey Norman Commercial and Metrotex Painting and Decorating. As well as, special thanks to our own Matt Nugent, Jade Nicholson (Multiplex) and Maureen Collins (PIF) for bringing the project to fruition…. amazing, amazing commitment and goodwill.
the Stanmore property working bee with Charterhall and Flick Macqueen Plant Designs
Staff from Charterhall and plants and pots from Flick Macqueen Plant Design helped us with a garden design at one of our Stanmore properties. Charterhall's website says: "Our team are encouraged to give 1% of their time to support community projects."
What an amazing ethos and the team did an incredible job.