September 16, 2020
MASH Rotary has assisted Kara House, a Box Hill refuge for abused women, with several projects in recent years.
In 2019 a grant for $2966 from Bendigo Bank financed Kara House’s garden upgrade.
In 2018 $11500 was provided for the 3 elements of below:
Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) provided $5750 towards the project and the Bendigo Bank provided $3814.
In 2017 our club has assisted Kara House with refurbishment of its kitchen. The previous kitchen did not meet legal requirements and needed to be demolished and a complying kitchen created.
The project was part funded by Dick Smith Compassionate Grant Funding. Entrepreneur Dick Smith has made available to Australian Rotary the sum of $1m to be used for small compassionate projects. The website states that grants will be limited to $10,000 to an entity in a calendar year.
MASH has been fortunate to attract the maximum grant for our project.
The new kitchen