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Build a Bench 4 Good

HIA Charitable Foundation Build Support Month

Regional News

Build a Bench 4 Good

HIA Charitable Foundation Build Support Month

Regional News
This year, HIA launched Build Support Month to raise awareness and donations, with a bench-building project involving members and regions competing to raise funds. The North Queensland team built a bench for The Oasis Townsville, supporting vets' mental health. Join us on July 22-23 to support North Queensland’s efforts and donate to the HIA Charitable Foundation.

HIA Charitable Foundation has an 11-year history of stepping up to support causes that matter to the residential building industry and the community. The Foundation’s current beneficiaries include Beyond Blue where the HIA Charitable Foundation have donated over $1.2 million to Beyond Blue, connecting people to mental health support.

This year HIA launched our Build Support Month to further raise awareness of the HIA Charitable Foundation and increase donations. The project is aimed to build interest in the Foundation’s activities with members and the community in capturing the process of the build, generating awareness of the HIA Charitable Foundation and with the aim to raise donations for the foundation.

There is a bit of rivalry as well amongst members and regions within HIA Nationally to see which region can raise the most donation dollars towards their bench with funds going to the foundation.

With the HIA Charitable Foundation’s aim to improve the health and wellbeing of HIA members, their families, and the wider community, the HIA North Qld Regional Executive Committee arranged for the finished bench to be put to good use within the community by donating it to The Oasis Townsville to be part of their community garden supporting the mental health of Vets within our community.

The build

Stage 1 saw the bench built with the support of Lancini Homes, HIA Charitable Foundation Ambassador Peter Cavallo and Bunnings who provided material and a place to build. Our North Queensland Executive Director helped out in holding a bit of timber or checked the bench quality.

Stage 2 saw the painting of our bench expertly by DH Painting in Dulux Weathershield Green Turquoise.

How it should look
How it looked along the way
How it turned out

The build process

Watch the build process and hear from North Queensland HIA Charitable Foundation Ambassador Peter Cavallo on what this means to the support of the foundation.

The build process

DH painting and Dulux supported our cause


Your mission to support and donate 

On the 22nd & 23rd July will be our donation days where it is your opportunity to support our North Queensland efforts and show the other regions North Queensland supports mental health work in our industry and our community.

To help our mission, donate to the HIA Charitable Foundation

Be sure to reference NQ Build a Bench 4 Good when you make your donation.

Our Regional Executive Committees aim is to raise $5,000 from the North Queensland region over the 2 days for our bench. The largest donor will have the honor of having their name on a plaque on the bench in The Oasis Garden supporting Vets mental health.

Our Mission team

  • Cary Group: Peter Cavallo | North Queensland HIA Charitable Foundation Ambassador and HIA North Queensland Past President
  • Lancini Homes: Mitchell Lancini | Provided the building expertise 
  • Bunnings Townsville: Provided the material and the space to build the bench
  • DH Painting: Darryl, Garreth, and Macca
  • Dulux: Julie, Alun, and the Townsville Trade team
  • GM Media: Glenn ‘Minty’ Mintern | Provided the promotional support.
Mission Team - The Construction team

Peter Fry

Executive Director – North Queensland
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Make a donation

HIA Charitable Foundation

Thank you for your interest in supporting the HIA Charitable Foundation. There are numerous ways you can help:

  • Direct donations
  • Making us your charity of choice
  • Spreading the word

*Donations over $2 are tax deductible

Be sure to reference NQ Build a Bench 4 Good when you make your donation.

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