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We offer young people the unique combination of supported housing options with scholarships
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In March 2017 Kids Under Cover will be holding its annual Cubby House Challenge. Kids Under Cover is the official charity partner of the 2017 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (MIFGS).
The Cubby House Challenge aims to raise funds for Kids Under Cover’s work and educate the public on the importance of keeping at-risk young people connected to their family, community and education.
MIFGS is the largest horticulture event in the Southern Hemisphere with over 100,000 visitors through the gates over the five show days. The Kids Under Cover Cubby House Village is a major draw card for visitors who flock to see some of the best cubbies in Australia.
The leading build and architectural teams take on the challenge to build Australia’s best cubby. Cubbies are judged by a panel of experts with all teams vying for the ‘Best Architectural Cubby’ award. The cubbies are then auctioned with the highest selling cubby going for over $17,000 in 2016.
The Cubby House Challenge goes from strength to strength each year and is our premier fundraising event with the 2016 challenge raising over $100,000.
Wednesday 29 March 2017 – Sunday 2 April 2017
The Kids Under Cover Cubby House Challenge is an exciting and innovative fundraising event. It brings together the top players in the building industry to design, build and decorate highly unique children’s cubbies. These cubbies are then displayed for the general public and subsequently auctioned, raising awareness and much needed funds to help prevent youth homelessness.
Expressions of interest are now open for our 2017 Cubby House Challenge. If you are an Architect or Builder and would like to get involved by building a cubby in next year’s event, then please submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) and our Event Manager will be in contact.
EOI’s close on Friday, 16 September 2016
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2017 Cubby House Challenge, then please complete the following form and our Event Manager will email you through a copy of our Sponsorship Prospectus.
Each year we require over 150 volunteers to make this a successful fundraiser for Kids Under Cover. If you would like the opportunity to volunteer for us at the 2017 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show, then complete the below form.
Please note: All volunteers will need to complete either a Police Check or a Working with Children’s Check before volunteering with Kids Under Cover. Click here to complete your check.
If you have any questions about the event, then please contact our Event Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.