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Disaster Relief Appeal

On behalf of the Freemasons of Queensland, Hand Heart Pocket has donated a combined $150,000 this disaster season (2023/24) to support Queenslanders impacted by natural disasters to get back on their feet.

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Ways you can help to make a difference right now

You too can give today through the Hand Heart Pocket Disaster Relief Appeal for North and Far North Queensland and South East Queensland. 100% of your donation will go towards helping affected residents: Immediate needs – vouchers for food, clothing, medication, school supplies, fuel vouchers to run generators, and  Recovery – helping people with longer-term needs, such as replacing essential household furniture and whitegoods, clothing, school supplies and uniforms. 

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Three ways you can donate

When donating, please specify which region you are supporting using the references provided below. Tropical Cyclones Jasper and Kirrily – use reference HHP FNQ. For the South-East Queensland Storms – use reference HHP SEQ.  

Donate via credit card

To donate via Credit Card or PayPal, go to the Hand Heart Pocket Disaster Relief Appeal page on the GIVIT website and enter your details. Remember to include the reference HHP FNQ or HHP SEQ in the comment box.

Donate via cheque

Cheques can be made out to: GIVIT Listed Ltd Please include the reference HHP FNQ or HHP SEQ on the back of the cheque.

Then post the cheque to: GIVIT Listed Ltd PO Box 1080 Milton QLD 4064

Donate via direct deposit

Please email GIVIT on info@givit.org.au who will provide their account details. Please include the reference HHP FNQ or HHP SEQ.

A tax receipt will be auto-generated for all online donations. However, for direct deposit donations and cheques, please send GIVIT an email at info@givit.org.au to request a tax receipt.

Q:   Can I make a donation over the phone?
A: GIVIT provides an online platform for credit card and PayPal donations. You can also donate by cheque or contact GIVIT to obtain their direct deposit details to donate at a bank branch. If you need assistance to donate to GIVIT, please reach out to HHP’s team on info@handheartpocket.org.au or by phoning 3493 6000 during business hours. 

Q: During this disaster can I get Dollars 4 Dollars for my local community organisation?
A: Our disaster relief partnership with GIVIT is designed to provide immediate assistance to people who need it most. When a disaster strikes in Queensland, we will make a special donation to that community on behalf of the Freemasons of Queensland through GIVIT. So there is no need for Lodges to raise funds to be matched through Dollars 4 Dollars.  To ensure your local community can benefit through GIVIT, get your local community organisation to find out if they are eligible for support through GIVIT and register in advance. It’s free to register through www.givit.org.au/sign-up 

Q: Can we donate as a Lodge? 
A: Yes. If you are able to financially support GIVIT’s disaster relief and recovery efforts, you can donate to our Appeal. Remember to use the HHP FNQ or HHP SEQ reference when donating, either individually or as a Lodge.   

Q: How do I connect someone in need with assistance?

A: If you know someone impacted by these floods please encourage them to seek support through their local community organisations. Most community organisations in the region who will be providing assistance in the aftermath of the disaster will already be registered with GIVIT, and will be well-placed to help Members and communities access what they need.

Q: How do I check if my local community organisation is eligible for support through GIVIT?

A: Check if your local community organisation is registered with GIVIT. If not encourage them to see if they are eligible, so that support made possible by our partnership with GIVIT can flow through to people in your community, in their time of need. Registration is free. Go to: www.givit.org.au/sign-up

ABOUT GIVIT

GIVIT is a non-profit organisation that connects generous donors with local community organisations to make sure people and communities get exactly what they need, when they need it – whether they need immediate relief or longer-term recovery from natural disasters or other events causing hardship. As the Queensland Government’s disaster relief co-ordinator, GIVIT has relationships with Councils, local community organisations and other charities, meaning they can respond quickly.

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