JRS Refugee Shelter - Kings Cross, Sydney, 2015

This year, Seven Consulting was happy to be involved with the JRS Refugee Services in Kings Cross, Sydney where we refurbished a three story hostel that will house up to 13 refugees.

JRS’ Shelter Project was established in response to a shortage of affordable housing and accessible services for asylum seeks living in the community. The shelter provides asylum seekers with short to medium term accommodation, financial assistance and casework support. Head to http://www.jrs.org.au/jrs-shelter-project/ to read more about JRS Australia and their significant efforts in assisting refugees.

New Beginnings - Before we could start

The shelter had lots of mismatched and damaged furniture and appliances that were disposed of and replaced. Project 7 volunteers helped move it all.

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The Task Ahead - Many helping hands

The renovation took an extraordinary amount of effort – from the planning stage, right through to delivery. The work itself was completed over 6 days, with the majority of effort occurring on the weekend of the 11th-13th September 2015. The mission was to transform 9 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 3 living spaces across 3 levels.

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More than 50 people including Seven team members, families, tradespeople, JRS works and random neighbours came along at various points over the weekend, full of enthusiasm and hard work. Thank you to everyone who helped out on the day and made a real difference.

Great Results - Before and After

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The transformation made the rooms welcoming and tidy for residents.

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The Project 7 team repainted the rooms and installed brand new beds, manchester, wardrobes, sofas and appliances like fridges.

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Entrance stairs were given a make over too.

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The Project 7 volunteer team created a fresh and clean look.

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Great Team Effort - Many streams make a river

A mammoth effort by over 50 selfless volunteers transformed 9 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 3 living spaces and much, much more including people who catered for everyone.

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A retro Space Invader game was even installed for a bit of fun.

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Beds made, job done, big thanks to everyone!

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Beer O'Clock

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