How time flies- we’re already in October!

We interviewed Jacyline Khor (Coordinator of Hands of Hope) about the various Hands of Hope activities held so far this year:

Tell us about the highlights of the year, Jacyline.

Jacyline – We’re grateful for the many opportunities to connect to and serve our local community. We’ve forged closer relationships with the many families in need who collect food parcels weekly from Hope Pantry.

Our Good Neighbour activities in Pallara have begun to yield fruit, with some local residents now volunteering with Hands of Hope.

The Circle of Security parenting course was a huge success. We have run it twice to date, with a total of 21 parents participating. Our special thanks to Relationships Australia for running the course in Unidus.

We’re proud of the 8 youths from the T2S (Transition to success) program who graduated in July. It was heartening to hear of their aspirations to make a difference in society. These at-risk youths received support and encouragement from this program to make important changes and decisions, enabling them to turn their lives around.

So what’s in store for Hands of Hope in the rest of 2022?
Jacyline – There will be heaps of exciting events, campaigns and opportunities to volunteer.

The “Love Give Serve” campaign will kick off in October. I won’t give away too much – look out for more announcements coming soon!

Some exciting news – This year, we will have C4K (Christmas for kids) with a twist – it will be Christmas Fiesta in Willawong and St Lucia. Watch this space!



by Maureen Yeow