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Brush with Kindness

Helping families repair and remain in their homes


Our Brush with Kindness (BWK) program is focused on providing practical support to low-income homeowners and community groups such as homeless shelters and women’s shelters.  

Through our BWK program, we engage volunteers to undertake a broad range of activities including gardening, landscaping, painting, minor repairs and cleaning. 

With financial support, provided through donations, grants, corporate sponsorships, fundraising events and partnerships, we’re also able to engage skilled volunteers for minor carpentry tasks such as fixing damaged doors, floors, and windows and addressing non-pressurized plumbing issues like damaged gutters and downpipes.  

For more significant projects such as structural repairs, major plumbing tasks, and electrical work, a financial contribution from the recipient may be required. 



I just want to thank you again... some days can get overwhelming when I'm trying to manage everything on my own and scared not just for my safety but for how I'm going to manage financially and thinking about living in my car again by January. I have days when I can't even do simple household needs. Your help with the gate means more than you know.. a mere thank you doesn't seem enough.. but I hope you know how extremely thankful I am.

- Brush with Kindness recipient

Want to get involved? 

If you would like to join our BWK program and help a family and others in need repair and improve the place they call home, register your interest here.  


Looking for a corporate team building experience? Find out how your organisation can get involved by contacting Richard Irving, HFHV's Partnerships and Engagements Manager at

Do you need support?

If you are a low-income homeowner who is struggling with maintaining or repairing your  home due to financial constraints, you may be eligible to become a BWK program recipient.

To help us establish if we are able to support you through this program, we request that you complete the following application form. 

Please note, this initiative is made possible by a dedicated team of part-time staff and volunteers. While volunteers lend their time and expertise,  the work completed may not always match that of a qualified trade specialist.

Brush with Kindness recipient application form

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Give your time

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