Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic’s annual Charity House auction has raised $176,000.

Each year for the past 12 years, Otago Polytechnic carpentry students have built a four-bedroom home with guidance from lecturers and the generous support of many local businesses. 

About 100 people attended the auction at Otago Polytechnic’s L Block on Saturday, 24 November. The Charity House sold for $271,000, eclipsing last year’s previous record price of $270,000.

Proceeds from the sale of the fully furnished Charity House go to United Way, which distributes the funds to charities and worthy causes within Otago; as well as to Otago Polytechnic’s Education Foundation, which provides scholarships to students.

The figure of $176,000 is what remains after taking into account associated costs.

Last year, Otago Polytechnic celebrated a milestone $1 million raised by the annual Charity House initiative by hosting a Million Dollar Dinner, which raised an additional $30,000 for local charities.

Otago Polytechnic thanks the many generous sponsors involved in building and fitting out the Charity House.

Read more about the Charity House, including sponsors


Published on 03 December 2018

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