Dollars 4 Doers: Ted rolls up his sleeves for the homeless

Dollars 4 Doers Ted

The Faulkners are early risers. While most of us would be hitting the snooze button on our alarm clock, Freemason Ted Faulkner, his wife Richelle (both pictured) and their granddaughter are clocking on for their 6:30am volunteering shift at Coffee Brigade Brisbane.

For the next three hours they’ll be working away, making sandwiches, which will be distributed across the inner-city to feed Brisbane’s growing homeless population.

They are rostered on once a month and are also on standby if someone can’t make their shift.

Being able to volunteer as a family and spend quality time together is a bonus Ted said.

Most of us can spare three hours a month to help someone else. If like Ted you volunteer for a local community organisation, contact us to find out if Hand Heart Pocket can match your volunteer hours with a donation, through Dollars 4 Doers.

Thanks to Ted’s efforts Coffee Brigade Brisbane received a $500 donation to support their work.

The organisation currently has 150 regular volunteers. In the last 50 years they’ve distributed over 3 million coffees and 2.7 million sandwiches to the needy across Brisbane City.

Photo: Hand Heart Pocket donated $500 to Coffee Brigade Brisbane to match Freemason Ted Faulkner’s giving and volunteering.

Visit the Volunteering Queensland website to find opportunities in your area


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