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HOPE BRISBANE – HANDS OF HOPE

Founded in 1998, Hands of Hope is the community impact arm of Hope Church Brisbane. Our aim is to see strong and sustainable communities being built. Being aware of the needs in our community, we aim to be the hands and feet of Jesus by practically meeting these needs. God loves and cares about every person’s needs, and our mandate is to meet these needs in whatever way possible and by loving unto people; thus creating holistic solutions that better the lives of people. To see what we have been up to over the past couple of months, keep reading this newsletter to get the bigger picture. 
COMMUNITYKIDZ

CommunityKidz was set up to provide support to local schools, either by assisting in existing programs or by starting new ones to meet specific needs of a school. As Hands of Hope, we want to see a generation of young people growing up to be confident, healthy, motivated individuals that God has called them to be. Our aim is to nourish and develop young people in a positive way.
BREAKFAST CLUB 

Every Wednesday, we help run a free breakfast club at Algester State School. Our aim is to help kids get a good start to the day, as this contributes to their overall success and wellbeing. On average, we go through 6 loaves of bread, 3 litres of milk, cereal, and fruits each time. Kids, from prep to Grade 7, absolutely love the food and love spending time with our volunteers.

“I want to say a special thanks to Hands of Hope for the support you have provided to Algester Primary. With the support from Hands of Hope, we have had a big influx of students coming in for Breakfast Club. As a group of servants, we serve vegemite and jam toast, cereal, fruit and milk to God’s young sheep. The students are enjoying the company of new faces in the school and love interacting with them. Thank you again from Algester.”

– Andrea Lee, Chaplain of Algester State School
THE KINDNESS BANK 

Some of us are extremely fortunate to have such blessed life. The Kindness Bank is our donation drives initiative to bless those who are less fortunate than we are. Our aim is to love and empower people out of their crisis or poverty through different donation campaigns that we run several times throughout the year.
WINTER WARMERS 

As winter season is here, Hands of Hope embarked on a winter warmers collection drive aimed at blessing the men that come through Romero Centre based in Brisbane. The people who come through this centre are of refugee background and have had to flee from extremely depriving and dangerous circumstances.

Over two weekends (8 June and 15 June weekends), we saw people from across 4 Hope Church centers (Ablaze, Gold Coast, St Lucia and Willawong) bringing in winter clothing, blankets, jackets, sleeping bags, canned food and long-life food.

Donations are being sorted at the moment, and will be delivered to the Romero Centre within the next few weeks.
HANDS OF HOPE STAFF 

Introducing Jessica Huang, our new Hands of Hope Project Coordinator. She started her role as a full time church staff in the month of May this year, with a dual role with Hands of Hope and Events. We are blessed to have Jessica come on board as staff as she has been extremely supportive and helpful as a volunteer, helping to run several events over the past year.

Her new role will see her coordinating Hands of Hope programs including CommunityKidz and The Kindness Bank. She also spends her time meeting local community representatives, and liaising with different groups and service providers, to see how we can best help out and be a positive influence in the community. With our annual, Christmas for Kids coming up in December, Jessica and her team will be working hard to make sure that the event is a success and many kids in the Inala community have a great time.
VOLUNTEERS 

Most of our efforts in the community are made possible solely by the help of cheerful and amazing volunteers whom Jessica helps to manage and oversee. All the programs run through Hands of Hope over the past decade would not have been a success if it were not for our faithful volunteers. We are extremely grateful for all your support and prayers.

If you have any community projects in mind, would like to volunteer, or simply drop a comment, feel free to contact Jessica at church office or email her at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon.