Fawkner Community Delight in Cubby Donation

Fawkner Community Delight in Cubby Donation.

Jack Nicholls from Probuild with Martin Murley (Kids Under Cover), Alex White (Gandel Philanthropy), Genevieve Timmons (Portland House Foundation) and Ben Rodgers from Inner North Community Foundation

A generous supporter of our work, Portland House Foundation purchased the ‘Chameleon’ cubby built by Probuild at this year’s Cubby House Challenge event.

Paying it forward for the second year, the cubby was gifted to the Inner North Community Foundation who found a welcome home for it at Fawkner Community House.

We were delighted to receive an invitation to attend the handover of the cubby in June alongside friends from Portland House Foundation, Probuild and Gandel Philanthropy.

The Inner North Community Foundation hosted a wonderful morning with local families and children from the centre, who will benefit from the generosity of both foundations for years to come.

Ben Rodgers, Executive Officer, Inner North Community Foundation, said of the placement of the cubby, “Provides a rich example of partnership and collaboration, we’re thrilled to have another concrete example of how our work strengthens prosperous, connected and cohesive communities in Melbourne’s Inner North.”

Guests at the launch event were treated to a performance by the Heart and Soul Community Choir, followed by a variety of delicious biryanis provided by the community house.

Fawkner Community House was over the moon to receive the cubby, a welcome addition to the playground for the children, one which will most certainly be used every day.

Kids Under Cover CEO, Jo Swift was pleased to see another cubby being placed with a community centre, saying “This cubby represents more than just a space to play, it represents collaboration at the highest level. The Cubby House Challenge has become a powerful way to connect different community groups, offering other avenues of support, as we have seen in this instance. I applaud the Portland House Foundation for continuing to think outside the square when it comes to philanthropy.”



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