Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland and its employees will help make this Christmas a little easier for disadvantaged people living near Fortitude Valley, with a $500 donation to the local Trinity Centre Pantry.
For more than 30 years the centre has given a helping hand to those in need, providing local families and individuals with food and emergency financial relief.
The donation was raised by Hand Heart Pocket’s employees through casual Friday gold coin donations that the charity then matched dollar-for-dollar. This is the second year in a row that they have donated to the local service.
Trinity Centre Pantry Coordinator Liz Jarvis was grateful to Hand Heart Pocket for their continued support.
“This could help us to buy close to a month’s worth of food or help to provide financial relief to a number of people in need,” Liz said.
Trinity Centre Pantry is open four days a week to anyone who has fallen on hard times. It welcomes more than 1000 people through its doors every year, offering non-perishable food at no cost and emergency financial assistance.
“We know Christmas isn’t always a happy time for everyone,” said Hand Heart Pocket Executive Officer Commercial and Company Secretary Robert Qualtrough.
“It can be a particularly challenging time for many families and individuals who might otherwise go without if not for Trinity Centre Pantry,” he said.
“Relieving suffering and misfortune and helping people get back on their feet, either directly or through others, is part of our organisation’s core values, which is why we’re so proud to support the great work Trinity Centre Pantry is doing to help the local community.”
Photo: Staff at Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland donated $500 to the Trinity Centre Pantry.