Carpentry Australia’s Helping Hand Day Celebration: Building a Better Australia

On November 23rd, Carpentry Australia hosted a momentous Helping Hand Day celebration at Ms. Frankie Cremorne, marking a significant milestone in their mission to build a better Australia. The event brought together Carpentry Australia Partnering organisations, champion members, and featured an inspiring keynote address by the esteemed Kevin Sheedy.

A Helping Hand in Action:

The roots of Helping Hand Day trace back to September 18, 2023, when Carpentry Australia collaborated with Limitless Building Team, Cannavan Concretions, and AMD Building Group to transfer homes for people in need. The event showcased the power of collective action, demonstrating the impact that the carpentry community can have on transforming lives.

Kevin Sheedy’s Vision:

The highlight of the evening was Kevin Sheedy’s captivating keynote, where he shared insights on building a better Australia—one of Carpentry Australia’s core missions. Sheedy’s words resonated with the audience, emphasising the importance of unity and collaboration in creating positive change.

Recognition and Awards:

During the celebration, Carpentry Australia took the opportunity to honour the teams involved in the Helping Hand Day projects. Awards were presented to recognise and appreciate their exceptional contributions, highlighting the significance of their efforts in making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need.

Alignment with Carpentry Australia’s Pillars:

The Helping Hand Day perfectly aligns with two of Carpentry Australia’s key functioning pillars: Nationwide Community and Collaboration, and Industry Support and Advocacy. These pillars reflect the organization’s commitment to fostering a sense of community among carpentry professionals and advocating for the industry’s growth and improvement.

Building a Better Industry and Australia:

Carpentry Australia understands that building a better industry and, by extension, a better Australia, requires the right people working towards a common goal. Helping Hand Day exemplifies the organisation’s dedication to ensuring that the right individuals are on board, seated in the right positions, and steering the bus in the right direction.

A Tremendous Success:

The celebration at Ms. Frankie Cremorne was not only a success but also radiated an incredible energy and buzz that resonated with all attendees. The event provided a platform for networking, collaboration, and the celebration of shared achievements, creating a positive atmosphere that many enjoyed.

Expanding Impact in 2024:

Looking forward, Helping Hand Day is set to expand its reach across all states in Australia in 2024. The initiative aims to make an even greater impact on the lives of those in need, showcasing Carpentry Australia’s commitment to extending its positive influence and fostering a sense of community nationwide.

Gratitude to Sponsors and Volunteers:

Carpentry Australia acknowledges that the success of Helping Hand Day events would not be possible without the generous support of sponsors providing tools and equipment. Equally vital are the skills and expertise contributed by Carpentry Australia’s incredible members who volunteer their time, showcasing the power of collective effort in creating lasting change.

Carpentry Australia’s Helping Hand Day Celebration was a testament to the organisation’s dedication to building a better Australia through collaboration, community engagement, and industry advocacy. As the event expands in 2024, it promises to continue making a significant impact on the lives of those in need, reflecting the positive influence of the carpentry community on a national scale.