'Thank you': Community raise over $142,000 to try save Homestead for Youth

Homestead for Youth were able to raise over $142,000 with the support of the Peel community. Photos: Supplied.
Homestead for Youth were able to raise over $142,000 with the support of the Peel community. Photos: Supplied.

The Homestead for Youth team remain positive of the future of the charity as they inch closer to the fundraising goal, says owner Marty Fadelli.

The Pinjarra based non-profit organisation has been helping teens in need since 2014 but six years on from its opening, Homestead for Youth could be facing eviction.

When the Mandurah Mail last spoke to Mr Fadelli in early November he said the charity had less than a month to raise $175,000.

Over a month on, Homestead for Youth were able to raise over $142,000 with the support of the Peel community.

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"A massive thank you to the WA community for those who have supported Homestead for Youth along the way," Mr Fadelli said.

"We are still not quite there yet but we believe we are very close and excited for the future - we are very appreciative."

The charity, Homestead for Youth were facing eviction without the financial support of the community. Photo: Supplied.

The charity, Homestead for Youth were facing eviction without the financial support of the community. Photo: Supplied.

Despite being positive he will secure the property, Mr Fadelli said the organisation was not out of the woods yet.

"It's still ongoing but we have started negotiations with the owners again," he said.

"We're hoping and believing that it will be a positive outcome early next year if it doesn't happen beforehand.

"It looks like we should be safe, which is great."

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If the non-profit succeeds in securing the property, Mr Fadelli said he could expand Homestead for Youth's services.

"Once we actually get the title it does mean a huge sigh of relief for the organisation," he said.

"When we get the title it means we can start to expand, grow and really advance what we're trying to do at Homestead - due to not having the title so far we haven't been able to put extra facilities on the site.

"It's exciting times coming."

Homestead for Youth are still fundraising to secure the property. The Mandurah Mail is urging the Peel community to help keep the farm gates open. Go to au.gofundme.com/f/save-the-homestead-for-youth-animals to donate.