September 1, 2018
MASH Rotary has assisted in this Rotary year Kara House, a Box Hill refuge for abused women, with further improvements worth $11500. The 3 elements of this latest assistance are as follows:
Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) provided $5750 towards the project and the Bendigo Bank provided $3814.
In the previous Rotary year 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.