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Seeking donated time at properties

Friday, May 10, 2024

In the heart of every community lies the potential to create profound change, to offer solace to those who need it most. For The Otis Foundation, this ethos forms the cornerstone of our mission - gifting retreat accommodation for those with Breast Cancer.

As the need for support continues to grow, The Otis Foundation is issuing a heartfelt call to action, seeking donated time at properties in key regions across Australia, particularly in Western Australia (WA), New South Wales (NSW), and Queensland (QLD).

With over 26,000 people diagnosed with Breast Cancer every year in Australia, demand for these much-needed retreats has outpaced the current supply of available properties. In WA, NSW, and QLD, where the need is especially pressing, we are urgently seeking new property donors. These properties can range from Airbnbs, holiday houses, and motels, to caravan parks - any space that can offer a haven for those in need of respite.

We are flexible and happy to have time at properties that are outside peak periods, school holidays and busy times.

"We've witnessed firsthand the transformative power of these retreats," says Claire Culley, CEO of The Otis Foundation. "But to continue making a meaningful impact, we rely on the generosity of our community. Every property donation, no matter how big or small, brings us one step closer to reaching every individual in need."

The benefits of donating time at a property extends beyond providing physical accommodations; it offers a sense of purpose and fulfillment to property owners, knowing they are contributing to a cause that directly impacts the lives of others.

"We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all those who have supported us thus far," Culley continues. "And to those considering donating time at their properties, please know that your contribution will make a world of difference to those battling breast cancer."

For those interested in learning more about how to support The Otis Foundation, please contact us directly or 03 5444 1185.

Otis gives an opportunity for holiday home owners to be generous to a stranger on a journey with breast cancer at a time when life is tough. To know that a guest can retreat to a peaceful and beautiful environment is reward in itself. In addition, working with Otis staff is a heartwarming experience.

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