OzChild and leading Australian builder Boutique Homes have celebrated the completion of a purpose-built home designed to keep siblings together with a celebratory ribbon-cutting and key handover.
Held on-site at the house in Cranbourne North, OzChild carers Kris and Rick Foord accepted the keys to the five-bedroom house which will become home for them and four foster children including three siblings.
This is the first home of its kind designed and built for OzChild by Boutique Homes.
Chief Executive Officer of OzChild Lisa Griffiths said the specially modified home would provide a warm and welcoming home for the children and their carers as part of OzChild’s Let’s Stay Together program.
“It has been a wonderful commitment by Boutique Homes, their staff and their suppliers to build this house so we can support a sibling group who would otherwise have to be split up,” Lisa said.
“OzChild moves heaven and earth to try to keep siblings together and this purpose-built house will enable us to do just that. It is a place our sibling group will be able to call home.
“We truly appreciate the effort and care all the tradespeople have put in to build this amazing house; it is as beautiful as a display home.”
Aidan Hooper, Managing Director of ABN Group Victoria said the company was extremely proud to have completed this very special home.
“Our team, valued supplier partners and trades have all worked together to raise funds and deliver a quality new home for this important purpose,“ Aidan said.
“We know it’s important siblings remain together, especially when children and young people are experiencing a difficult time in their lives, so we hope this newly completed home with nearby parkland, walking and bike trails, will provide a welcoming home for siblings and family groups.”
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