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Fresh Hope Engage aims to see communities and lives transformed with fresh hope through the provision of community development projects ranging from foodbanks, op shops, men’s sheds, a crisis centre for women and children, homeless street feeds, drop in centres, counselling centres, disaster relief etc. As Deductible Gift Recipient, Fresh Hope Engage raises funds for the direct relief of poverty, suffering, distress, misfortune, disability or helplessness in the community. Fresh Hope Engage invites you to participate and engage in projects and church-based initiatives that seek to bring transformation and fresh hope to the lives of vulnerable people, and at-risk communities.

Make a donation to support Fresh Hope Engage

You can donate directly to Fresh Hope Engage or to one of our particular projects below.

Fresh Hope Engage (Tax Deductible)

Raising funds for the direct relief of poverty, suffering, distress, misfortune, disability or helplessness in the community.

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Bushfire Appeal 2020 – Tax Deductible

With the current catastrophic bush fire conditions across NSW, Fresh Hope through its Engage Ministry has launched a Bush fire appeal.

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NSW Drought Appeal

Across rural NSW there are many farming communities that are doing it very tough, having not had decent rain for some 18 months.

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Super Sundays (Kingsford)

Super Sundays in an initiative of Kingsford Church of Christ providing a safe, fun environment for children and their families, who are often marginalised, disadvantaged or at risk, to be connected and supported.

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Southern Cross Kids Club (East Sydney)

Buddying support and mentoring for children at risk attending Southern Cross Kids Camps, providing opportunities to experience a safe, fun and supported environment.

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Homelessness Appeal

Homelessness is not just a statistic. These are real people, real lives, loved by God and made in his image.

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Missionheart Drop in Centre, Canberra

Missionheart holds its informal church service called ‘the Gathering’ in a local park to be accessible to people who are homeless. Each week they provide 200 meals and run a drop-in centre.

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Tweed Heads – Care for the Homeless

The Tweed region is still recovering from the devastating 2017 floods and around 2,000 people are surviving in sand dunes near the river or in local caravan parks.

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Kingsway – Platform 9

Provides a safe space, love and care for 250 people per year (10,000 safe nights) in Sutherland shire for women, children and men who have suffered abuse, domestic violence or are homeless.

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Community Hub Underway: NationsHeart, Belconnen

NationsHeart operates a food hut providing donated food to people in need or on a limited income as well as offering a weekly community meal.

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Southern Life Care, Albion Park

Southern Life Care exists to bring life through relationships formed through projects such as Homework Hub, Wednesday Drop-ins, POETS, Living Creatively, and Craft Madness.

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Domestic Violence

Violence against women is the leading cause of death, disability, and illness in Australian women aged 15-44 and has become a leading cause of homelessness in NSW.

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Crisis Centre

Pendle Hill Crisis Centre offers compassion, comfort and support to women and children who are at risk of homelessness due to domestic violence.

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The River Project

A vital part of the community, The River Community Church provides a place of solitude and security to many people in the community.

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The Hub, Campbelltown

“The Hub” is a project of Campbelltown Church of Christ aimed to provide community support services to socially and financially disadvantaged people in the area.

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Thornton Community

The programs run by Thornton Church of Christ creates a safe place to experience community, learn new skills and receive training and support.

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Worldchangers, Wollongong (NewDay)

WorldChangers is the implementation of a vision for social and spiritual fairness, aiming to develop partnerships with indigenous leaders in Australia and Asia to change the world.

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Thrive Londonderry

Thrive is a non-profit community hub that exists to support the community of Londonderry by providing a range of community services, resources and support.

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Thrive Local Impact

For families facing disadvantage, Thrive Local Impact steps in to help families meet the extra costs of state school education through the Pack to School program.

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The Hub, Telopea

The Hub Telopea is a men’s shed (family shed) program that teaches basic skills and also provide a link to other services provided by Hope Connect program.

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Table @ 399, Kingsford

As part of its commitment to serve the local community, Kingsford Community Church offers a free meal for anyone in need in the community as well providing food parcels at low cost.

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Southern Cross Kids Camps

In partnership with local churches, The TOPS campsite offers Southern Cross Kids’ Camps dedicated to helping children who have been subjected to abuse, neglect or domestic violence.

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Restore, Seven Hills

The Restore, is a shop in Seven Hills provide recycled clothing, food parcels as well as being a café providing a safe meeting place and connection point in the community.

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Picking up the Pieces, Penrith

Picking up the Pieces is the welfare/outreach arm of Penrith Church of Christ providing emergency relief, meals on wheels, emergency food hampers, Christmas lunch for people in need.

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Lifegate Care, Padstow

Lifegate Care aims to see our community find freedom and purpose in their lives and this is achieved through various projects providing meals, clothing, necessities, counselling and support.

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Kanahooka Mens Shed

A men’s shed program on the grounds of the ICentral316 church community, providing a safe place for men to work on projects and enjoy wholesome company and support.

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Jacaranda Cottage

Jacaranda Cottage is a refuge for young women aged 16-24 years who are homeless or at risk. The young women come from background of family breakdown, poverty, domestic violence, abuse or neglect.

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Hope Connect – Telopea

Hope Connect Inc provides a variety of community welfare services including intensive family support, emergency reliefy, no interest loans, etc to disadvantaged and marginalised people in the surrounding area of Telopea.

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Everyday English, Wyoming

Everyday English is a program run at Wyoming Church of Christ which teaches conversational English to members of the local community who have English as a second language.

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East Nowra Shed

A community “shed” based at East Nowra PCYC, similar to a “men’s shed”, but focussed on families where kids, mums, teenagers and grandparents are all welcome.

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Crisis Centre (Pathways)

The Crisis Centre provides short-term accommodation (up to 3 months) to assist women and children who were at serious risk as a result of domestic violence or homelessness.

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The Table Project, Parramatta

BASIC Church in Parramatta operates “The Table Project” providing food for the homeless and those at risk, and the “Dad’s Cooperative Project”, supporting new fathers.

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Stepping Stone (Pathways)

The Stepping Stone program provides meals, shower facilities, washing facilities, computer facilities and support to friends who are transient or doing it rough.

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Southern Cross Kids Club (iCentral)

Southern Cross Kids Club is a monthly children’s club run by ICentral3:16 for past campers of Southern Cross Kids Camps. Once a month, 20 plus underprivileged kids of primary school age come together for a great time!

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Prison Chaplaincy (Resources/clothes for female inmates)

Fresh Hope Engage provides chaplaincy services to Emu Plains Female Correctional Facility and the Mary Wade Female Correctional Facility. The women here have many needs and our chaplains coordinate clothing, study materials and other resources to provide for their needs.

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Creative Groundz

Creative Groundz Studio provides an art space and hub for artistic expression, therapy and projects. The studio facilitates community connections through the use of arts. A local artist oversees the studio and provides a creative hub that connects people through lessons, exhibitions, community engagement and focussed, supported programs.

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Common Groundz

Common Groundz Community Café, based in Lalor Park, provides a safe place for residents to find a listening ear or practical assistance, while building social cohesion. The café works to form strategic partnerships with local programs and agencies involved in community development around Lalor Park and the Blacktown LGA.

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Upcoming Events

View the events run by Fresh Hope throughout the year and please get in touch if you have any questions.