Contribution of $400.00 collected for Sisters Inside
A community organisation in Brisbane who assists women who are in prison or have left incarceration. The focus is to help them while in prison and to adjust to life post imprisonment by assisting with housing, legal matters, family reunification, counselling etc.
Mature Women’s Ministry
A Mature Womens’ group attended by 10 women – to address the spectrum of issues facing mature women and provide help from a spiritual perspective. First group meeting held in April 2019.
This was organised by Brisbane City Council and HOPE had a booth. HOPE was one of many organisations present to meet with needs of the Homeless Community in Brisbane.
From the HOPE booth food was distributed to the homeless and the needy and Participants filled out surveys asking them to identify needs such as clothing, food, community resources.
Subsequent follow-up by phone with Participants who had filled out forms was subsequently carried out and once their specific needs were identified, food, clothing and bedding supplies were delivered to them.
Letter of Support to an international student who has helped with HOPE activities in Brisbane – the student was considered for The Order of Australia Association Secondary Schools Citizenship Award. We have received confirmation that student is one of only twelve students in Queensland who received of this award. As such, she was invited to attend Parliament House to receive the award from the Queensland Governor.
HOPE Brisbane Choir
The choir sang 2 sessions at a Retirement Home in Brisbane. A highly complementary response was received from management of the nursing home based on enthusiastic feed back from residents.
Testimonial from the Retirement Home.
Good afternoon, Debbie.
May I offer you, Alice and Ben, and your choir members, a huge thank you for the beautiful performances here at Bluecare Kenmore on Saturday afternoon. Residents have told me that it was just beautiful, and the quality of singing was mentioned more than a number of times! I understand that the staff did a wonderful job, meeting and greeting your members, and getting many more residents than expected to the Activities Rooms. J
The residents loved their bears, how very kind of you all to gift them.
Thank you, again, Debbie, for initiating this event. It is special gift to share with others. Thank you all.
With kind regards
Diversional Therapist, Tarry Brae Hostel, Kenmore