Leave No One Behind This Christmas

“Leave No One Behind This Christmas” – Emergency Relief Food Hamper Drive

November 13, 2023

Brisbane City Hall, a historical and iconic landmark in the heart of the city, recently played host to a momentous occasion. On Thursday, 26th October 2023, Open Hands Community Care (OHCC) Co-founder, Mariatu and MD, Sherifaye, had the privilege of visiting this grand venue as recipients of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust – Ratepayers Grant Round.


As an organisation dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those facing challen


ging circumstances, we will continue our cherished tradition this year with the announcement of our “Leave No One Behind This Christmas”. The grant awarded to OHCC will be used to provide essential Food Relief through hampers to individuals and families within the community who are in need, especially during the crucial festive period.

This year, the Food Hamper Drive will be held in December, with the theme “Leave No One Behind This Christmas.” The theme emphasises the importance of ensuring that everyone in the community has consistent access to nutritious food during the holiday season, regardless of their circumstances.

This initiative embodies the spirit of giving, compassion, and unity. It underscores the collective effort to ensure that no


one is left behind, and that every individual has the opportunity to celebrate the holiday season with the joy and nourishment that it brings.

OHCC and its supporters extend their heartfelt thanks to the generous ratepayers who continue to support charitable endeavours like this. We also express our gratitude to the Chair and Brisbane Mayoress, Nina Schrinner, the Brisbane Lord Mayor, and all the dedicated trustees and ambassadors for their incredible generosity. The support from the Ratepayers of Brisbane and the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust has been instrumental in making this initiative a reality.

As the holiday season approaches, we eagerly anticipate more details about the Food Hamper Drive and the positive impact it will have on the Brisbane community. Let’s come together to make this Christmas a time of warmth, compassion, and inclusivity, leaving no one behind.

Stay tuned for updates and consider how you can contribute to this heartwarming cause.

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