Local property platform Zango is harnessing the power of community and painting the town purple for a good cause.
Zango, participating agencies and agents will be dressed in purple at open homes and rental inspections on Saturday 10 October in support of World Homeless Day.
As part of the platform’s ‘A Good Cause’ initiative, Zango will match participating agent donations of $10 for every open home or rental inspection held on Saturday, to show support to the Canberra community through Hands Across Canberra.
“We all know that Canberra is a great place to live and work, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t people who are doing it tough,” said Zango managing director Ben Faulks.
“Supporting homelessness is the natural place for Zango to activate our efforts on making an impact in the Canberra community.
“And as a locally owned and operated business, we are looking forward to expanding our partnership with Hands Across Canberra to improve the lives of more Canberrans.”
Hands Across Canberra works with more than 250 local community organisations and aims to “embed a culture of giving” by helping Canberrans give to local charities. The partnership will see a Canberra-wide local network comprising Zango, agents, agencies and Hands Across Canberra coming together for ‘A Good Cause’.
Hands Across Canberra CEO Peter Gordon said the organisation is “delighted to be partnering with Zango to promote the cause and to encourage people to be generous locally”.
“It might surprise Canberrans that many people don’t actually have a place to live. There will be 2,000 people homeless in Canberra tonight,” he said.
“Connecting people looking for somewhere to actually live and a great cause like homelessness is perfect.”
World Homeless Day is held annually on 10 October and aims to draw attention to the issue on a local level, providing opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness.