Property industry helps rebuild young lives

20 December 2016






Queensland’s property industry has dug deep, making a sizeable Christmas time contribution to local services working to rebuild young lives.

Over $34,000 was raised by the Property Industry Foundation (PIF) at the Property Council’s Annual Downtown Christmas Party on Friday 2 December.

Property Council Queensland Executive Director, Chris Mountford, said the sum was a record collection from the PIF raffle, which is held annually at the industry’s end of year event.

“This contribution will make a real difference to the lives of many young people over the Christmas period,” Mr Mountford said.

“A big thank you to the 1,500 property industry professionals who attended the Property Council Christmas Party and helped break our fundraising record.”

The Property Industry Foundation, are the property and construction industry’s national charity, raising $2 million net per annum to combat the issue of youth homelessness.

The funds will be directed to Act for Kids, a not-for-profit organisation working tirelessly to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect.

Act for Kids CEO, Dr Neil Carrington attended the Property Council’s event and said he was blown away by the support from everyone in the room.

“We are so grateful to Chris Mountford, the Property Council Queensland and everyone involved in the Property Industry Foundation for their continued and ongoing support of Act for Kids. Once again, they have raised much needed funds that will go a long way in giving Queensland children their childhoods back,” Dr Carrington said.