Community | 11th November, 2015
In 2004, countless Thai children were left alone and homeless by the Boxing Day Tsunami. Former Australian police forensic specialist Peter Baines, working with the tsunami disaster victim identification team, was deeply touched by the number of children left without families by the natural disaster. He was inspired to establish an organisation that could make a difference.
In late 2005, a team of committed individuals, with the desire to help others, formed Hands Across the Water, an Australian charity that gives at-risk Thai children and their communities a helping hand.
Since its inception Hands has taken on many projects that are tailored to meet local communities’ needs – for the long term. The work they do is focused on improving the lives of the children and their communities today and in to the future.
Hands Across the Water’s vision is to enrich lives through meaningful experiences and enduring connections. The organisation aims to provide a safe environment, education and improvement opportunities to Thai children and their communities.
Why Hands Across the Water are different:
• Hands facilitates unique, personal and meaningful experiences.
• Their care comes without conditions.
• They don’t seek to impose a religion or belief system upon those they support.
• They give children the chance to grow according to their own beliefs and traditions.
• Every cent of donors’ money goes to the children and their communities.
• No donors’ money goes to administration, marketing or fundraising operations in Australia or New Zealand.
Check out Hands Across The Water where you can learn how to get involved and become part of their journey to help others.
Hands has Deductible Gift Recipient status with the Australian Taxation Office.
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