Philanthropy

Our reputation for excellence extends beyond the homes we build and reaches into the communities we help create, here and abroad.

Working with charity and not-for-profit groups locally, nationally and globally is an important part of the Plantation Homes business model, ensuring we give back to those who need it most.

We have proudly raised over $2.5 million for the Mater Hospital directly, and donated over $4.8 million to local hospitals, including the contribution of seven homes to the Mater Foundation through the House for Life program.

Our seventh Mater charity home sold in 2017 for $692,500, with 100% of the proceeds of the sale of the home going to Mater Little Miracles.

We also support the Child Wise program, preventing abuse against children across Australia and Asia-Pacific.

Over 27 years nationally, we have raised over $25 million, built and donated 67 homes to charity and changed countless lives and communities for the better.

The national business group has donated in excess of $30 million for various charities (including our charity home donations) since our inception. Plans are already underway for yet another charity home and we continue to extend our charitable giving nationally in Queensland and Victoria and internationally throughout Seattle and Dallas, US.

Philanthropic Programs

Our philanthropic program is all about opportunity - to give people a chance in life and a helping hand where one is needed. Our philanthropic work proves just how much can be achieved when individuals band together towards a vision of change. 

House for Life

Plantation Homes are particularly proud of our relationship and support of the Mater Hospital in Brisbane as part of the House for Life Program.  Since 2007, we have built and auctioned seven luxury home and land packages.  These projects have seen us raise and donate more than $2.5 million to Mater Little Miracles, which has contributed to the re-development of Mater’s Neonatal Critical Care Unit and has helped fund numerous medical research programs and Mater.

Our 7th House for Life, went under the hammer on 29 July 2017 for a project record of $692,500. This contribution continues to grow and assist in helping support Queensland’s tiniest patients.

VOICE

VOICE charity is a not-for-profit organisation committed to giving a ‘voice’ to marginalised and dis-empowered people. Each year, Plantation Homes contributes to their cause to help these children across the world.

As part of their recent ‘Back 2 School’ campaign, Voice needed to raise $9,000 to be able to assist 83 children to attend primary school, seven children to attend high school, 20 students to receive special tutoring, three children to university and one student to attend vocational education. Plantation Homes came together to raise much needed funds to assist this cause, which has gone an incredible distance in reaching their goal.

RSPCA

Our employees are generous with their time and money as they continue to dig deep in supporting our charities of choice but also drive their own fundraising initiatives. We continue to support numerous causes throughout the calendar year to raise money for the RSPCA.

Each year, our employees participate in the RSPCA cupcake, raising funds to take a stand for animal welfare. With more than $1,500 raised so far, we continue to assist with the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of the 135,000 animals that come through RSPCA shelters every year.

In 2017, our staff and their four legged friends proudly participated in our very first Million Paws Walk to raise over $500 to go towards fighting animal cruelty. We look forward to continuing with this initiative in years to come. 

Employee-driven charity contributions

Our employees are generous with their time and money as they continue to dig deep in supporting our charities of choice but also drive their own fundraising initiatives. We continue to support numerous causes throughout the calendar year including but not limited to: RSPCA Cupcake Day, Daffodil Day, Pink Ribbon, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, Movember and much more.

Employees are always encouraged to participate in these events and where possible the business matches or contributes to donations. We also hold regular raffles, BBQ's and competitions with all donations going to our charitable causes.

Overseas endeavours

Plantation Homes as part of the Henley Properties Group has proudly funded orphanages and surgery for children in developing nations including Kenya and Cambodia, as well as provided living and educational support, health programs, skills training and microfinance leadership.

Operation Christmas Child

In 2016, in the spirit of giving back, over 12 employees from Plantation Homes participated in our very first Operation Christmas Child, an initiative dedicated to helping children in need by providing shoe boxes filled with a variety of essentials that many disadvantaged children go without.