Dear Gary and Hands of Hope Foundation
I found Hands of Hope from the asklizzy website which has a list of charities. As a single mum I was struggling. My support worker reached out to HoH explaining what I needed. HoH was immediate with their response and offer of help. Before I knew it they were loading the materials I needed plus Christmas presents for my little one. They said if I needed help again to reach out so I reached out again for help this past Christmas, and they went above and beyond to make sure my little one and I were taken care of. Even with the things they didn’t have, they offered to make a referral to another organisation for me in the new year. I am so grateful to Gary and Hands of Hope Foundation for their generosity. They have been a blessing to my little family in our times of need. We could have easily gone without the most basic of supplies but they came through for us. Every step of the way I was treated with dignity, this is rare in a world that strips the dignity of the vulnerable. Thank you Gary and the Team for giving me hope and restoring back my dignity. Externally grateful and now also hopeful!
The furniture donations included single and double beds, lounge suites, sofa bed, TV unit, coffee table, fridges and freezers, dining suite, wardrobe, cot, and linen.All of the families who received the deliveries had recently moved into permanent accommodation from emergency or transitional accommodation, and had minimal (if any) furniture. It was great to see the excitement of the children as they saw their new furniture, and as they tried out that furniture!
We received a call from Housing SA, seeking some assistance for a client that was moving into a house that day. The mum-to-be only had 2 items to go into her house: a bed and fridge. Housing SA asked whether the Foundation could provide any other household items…that day!
We believe that one of the strengths of Hands of Hope Foundation is the ability to be flexible in the services that we provide, and in the ability to respond to emergent needs. And for us, anytime we get to share a little bit of the life journey with a person, we see that as a gift to us: an absolute privilege, blessing, and joy.
Thank you to Pie Time Tea Tree Gully for your generous bakery donations that you give to Hands of Hope Foundation each week. All these donations go to Eastern and Northern Domestic Violence Women and Children’s Shelters!