14 Aug 2017

Last week, dedicated staff from Urbis rolled up their sleeves, laid out their tools and tackled many a flat-pack furniture challenge at PIF House Blacktown.

The house, which officially opened on Friday, was built for the Marist180 Life Education Accommodation Program (LEAP). The house will give 5 youths the opportunity to develop skills for life, such as engaging in education and employment during the day while being exposed to independent living skills such as grocery shopping, cooking and money management.

Frasers Property Australia was the major sponsor providing design services, construction expertise and project management. Urbis contributed Landscape Design services and, along with an estimated 67 other companies, supported the development of the house through donations and hands-on help.  

Urbis’ team of worker-bees were tasked with transforming the blank canvas interior of the house into a welcoming home. Our team of volunteers braved the IKEA instructions, Allen keys and extra parts to construct 6 beds, 6 desks, 8 office chairs, 1 kitchen table, 8 chairs and then some!

The experience was truly rewarding and the end-result outstanding. The home is a beautiful achievement of exceptional charitable work. We welcome and wish a prosperous year to the new residents.