World Housing House Party, Change the Rules for Girls' inaugural fundraising event, attracted more than 150 guests and VIPs to the Livingspace showroom in Vancouver. Celebrating philanthropy and innovation, the gathering raised more than $480,000 for the Girls 2 Grannies project in Cambodia...
World Housing House Party, Change the Rules for Girls’ inaugural fundraising event, attracted more than 150 guests and VIPs to the Livingspace showroom in Vancouver. Celebrating philanthropy and innovation, the gathering raised more than $480,000 for the Girls 2 Grannies project in Cambodia.
Cambodian Children’s Fund founder Scott Neeson took to the stage along with World Housing co-founders Sid Landolt and Peter Dupuis to tell their stories and share a touching video presentation. Capping the evening was surprise guest Heuv Nhanh, a filmmaker and former Cambodian Children’s Fund student who met Neeson 15 years ago as a child living in the Steung Meanchey garbage dump in Phnom Penh.
World Housing is a non-profit social enterprise and charity in Canada and the U.S. So far, it has funded some 700 homes, providing shelter for more than 3,500 people in six countries. World Housing works with forward-thinking businesses to maximize the potential of collective social impact. All money from its fundraising efforts goes toward building homes.
Since World Housing launched its partnership with the Cambodian Children’s Fund in 2013, the impact has been remarkable. More than 2,300 people in the communities surrounding the Steung Meanchey dump now have a safe and secure living environment, thanks to the 460 houses that have been built.
The goal of World Housing’s Girls 2 Grannies Village is to construct a holistic community based on the non-profit’s model of sustainability. The village will offer a safe home and place of supportive mentorship for grandmothers, mothers, and abandoned or orphaned girls. Its 50 homes will accommodate about 200 women from age two to 102.
$200,000 donor Dave Mann, owner, Isle of Mann Property Group; and Jason Sarai, owner, Style by Sarai
Scott Neeson, Cambodian Children’s Fund founder and Heuv Nhanh, Cambodian Children’s Fund former student and filmmaker. Neeson met Nhanh 15 years ago and changed his life