17 August, 2017
17 August, 2017
The sale proceeds of the first home built by Homes by Orange on stage two of the new Katania Heights subdivision in Brightwater will be donated to one of three charities, as chosen by the public.
Homes by Orange co-owner and General Manager Jo Neale says the company had been planning for some time what the team might do for charity this year, and they wanted to make it fun.
“Over the years, we have donated cash and time to various charities but this year our team wanted to do something together that would make a significant difference to one charity,” he says. “So, we have decided to build and auction the popular ‘Pohutukawa’ home plan from our ‘Favourites’ range, which is worth $258,000.
“We will build the house at cost and will challenge our suppliers to also help keep construction costs at a minimum,” he says. “Lot 49 Katania Heights is in a fantastic location, so after the house is sold we would hope to be able to donate more than $40,000 to the chosen charity, depending on the market at the time, and any supplier discounts we can get over the line.
“Our staff first spent time choosing a group of charities to potentially build for and then voted confidentially to come up with a shortlist of three charities. The public will now get to choose which of these deserving organisations will receive the proceeds of the Katania Heights home,” Neale says. “The shortlisted charities are Child Cancer Foundation Nelson, SPCA, and the Fifeshire Foundation.
Homes by Orange will donate $1000 to each of the two charities not selected by the public as the main beneficiary of the Katania Heights home auction proceeds.
To vote for a charity, people can cast one vote online at homesbyorange.co.nz, or, to get a bonus vote, people can go into the show home at 43 Hill St, Richmond or the Homes by Orange office at 264 Queen Street, Richmond.