Helping Neighbours Near and Far

Local:

We provide personal, prayer, and monetary support for the Chaplains at Kenmore State High School.

We also support the Wesley Hospital Chaplaincy and the Perinatal Bereavement programme by contributing to packages for helping young couples grieving for the loss of babies.

We collect and distribute hampers of goods such as non-perishable food items, toys for children, linen and toiletries. These have been delivered at different times; (i) to Clare Homes which provide refuges for women and accommodation for families in stress: (ii) to Prison Ministry for families of prisoners (iii) to Aboriginal ministry which provides food and other goods for Brisbane Indigenous families in difficulties.

Hamper Items needed: Toiletries such as shampoo 250-300 ml, soaps individually wrapped, deodorant 50 ml, toothbrushes (individually wrapped), face washers. Families need canned hams, tinned vegetables, pasta, pasta sauce, rice, baked beans, noodles, canned tuna/salmon,  toys and books for children and adults.

Australia:  Kenmore Music Lovers raise funds for the Uniting Church’s Frontier Services which gives a helping hand to people in the outback.            www.frontierservices.org.au

 

 

Overseas: We are committed to supporting the Dhaka Ahsania Mission in Bangladesh, in particular their  Human Rights & Social Justice Sector project  for combating human trafficking.

The focus of the help needed in recent times has been on working with vulnerable street children to prevent their falling into the hands of traffickers and giving them alternative income earning capacity and future possibilities.

 

 

 

Limbong School a school in North India which is providing local education for children in dangerous mountain areas where children walking a long way to school are at risk of being captured for trafficking or by militants.

We  also support the Christmas Bowl, and various projects for overseas development through Uniting World, the Uniting Church’s partnership programmes with countries in our region.

We raise money for  The Timor Children’s Foundation which funds scholarships for high school and tertiary students in East Timor, and also assists Samaria Orphanage.

From time to time, other mission causes may be suggested and supported by special fund-raising events.

Half of the income from our Refreshed Lifestyle Shop goes to projects such as these.