Join us on February 4th at Waters Edge Resort to help raise money to build Tiny Homes for homeless single Women over 50 in the Whitsundays.
Hosted by local comedian Brad Elliot, auctioning off amazing Whitsunday Tours, Accommodation and Events. Tickets include a cocktail on arrival, Indonesian inspired canapes and live entertainment by ViVa Acoustic. Come dress in your best Bali inspired outfits for a chance to win a major prize!
Auction Items (so far) include;
- SeaLink Whitsunday – Whitehaven Beach Big Island Day Tour
- Whitsunday Terraces 3 Nights Accommodation
Donations and raffle prizes are welcomed!
The Tiny Home Project provides emergency accommodation to homeless single women over 50 in the Whitsundays. We have the land – now we need a final push to build the Tiny Homes!
Homelessness for women 55 and over is a problem and is the highest statistics age group of homelessness Australia wide.
COO Joanne Moynihan (Whitsunday Housing) said “There is a definite need for housing for Homeless women over 55 who are a hidden statistic in our Whitsunday community – they tend to fly under the radar, they are embarrassed about their situation and tend to stay with friends or family, live in their cars or in overcrowded dwellings. One of our recently housed 66 year old women was sleeping on a mattress on the back patio of her daughters house.
45% of older women were spending more than 30% of their income on rent, with 17% spending more than 50%.
27% of our tenants are single women over 50.
There are more than 39,000 Queensland women over the age of 55 who are doing it tough – suffering financial hardship driven by rising living costs, lack of employment, or no superannuation and a lack of affordable housing options.”
We are not just building tiny homes we are building our community.