2 March 2020 – (Sydney, Australia) Australian real-estate fund manager, EG, has raised more than $100,000 for youth homelessness outreach charity, Youth Off The Streets.
On Saturday 29, February, EG gathered with world champion public speaker Ryan Avery and 662 community participants to don coloured ponchos and form the ‘largest human image of a house,’ at the Flour Mill of Summer Hill, in Sydney’s Inner West.
The Guinness World Record attempt was aimed to create a visual display of the scale of homelessness in Australia. Each participant represented 70+ people under the age of 25 sleeping rough tonight.
Despite falling just 116 people short of taking out the title, the opportunity for the community to come together to support the event and show solidarity with their more vulnerable peers generated a great sense of comradery and excitement.
“Youth homelessness is an issue close to the hearts of the EG team”, says CEO Adam Geha. “EG partnered with Youth Off The Streets in this World Record attempt because we are passionate about supporting local communities,” says Mr Geha.
Lex Nadine Lutherborrow, Deputy CEO at Youth Off The Streets, says it is crucial that the community is aware of homelessness and is part of the response.
“Our Inner West services work with around 770 young people a year who either live in the inner west or seek support from this area. It is clear that the existing strategies need a review in approach. Increasing community awareness of the issues our young people face is the first step.”
The event is generously sponsored by a range of contributors to the Flour Mill of Summer Hill community; EG Developments, Daiwa House Australia, Cosmos Australia, Sumitomo Forestry Australia, Colliers International, Richard Crooks Constructions, National Facilities Management and Rombro Constructions.