The 11th Otago Polytechnic Charity House was a four-bedroom house built by carpentry students with guidance from their lecturers, and fitted out with generous support from more than 20 local businesses.
It sold on Saturday 18 November on campus for $270,000, which is a record price for the Charity House, outstripping last year’s previous record-beating price of $209,000.
As a result, the Polytechnic has donated $100,000 to charity, via the local fundraising distributor United Way. Over the project’s life, we have donated more than $1 million in total to Otago charities and community groups.
To celebrate the million-dollar milestone, we are hosting a Million Dollar Dinner on Saturday 2 December in The Hub on Forth Street. All proceeds from the evening will go to the Education Foundation for the purpose of supporting:
- Scholarships for students and staff
- Development of learning facilities
- Community projects: Dunedin Wildlife Hospital and via United Way.
You can read more about the auction in the Otago Daily Times.
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