Kianawah Masonic Lodge with the assistance of Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland has donated $2000 to Brisbane charity, Community Friends.
The organisation which provides everything from food, clothing, sheets, blankets and other basic essentials for the homeless and disadvantaged, said the funds will be ‘a big help’, allowing them to purchase a months’ worth of food for their West End Food Stall.
Held every Wednesday afternoon at 4pm, the stall attracts around 150 needy people, with everything given away for free.
Kianawah Lodge Almoner, Bob Clark said it was impressive to see Community Friends founder and fellow Freemason, Mark McDonnell, and his band of volunteers hard at work, providing for those less fortunate.
“What Mark has achieved in the last few years is amazing, especially as they don’t receive any government funding. If Community Friends didn’t provide this service hundreds of people would go without,” Bob said.
Hand Heart Pocket Chief Executive Officer, Gary Mark praised Kianawah Lodge for rallying behind this initiative which will change lives for the better.
“Kianawah Lodge has devoted many of their weekends to raising these funds, knowing that every dollar will go towards making a difference for those less fortunate,” Gary said.
“Support of the homeless and disadvantaged is very much in line with Hand Heart Pocket’s purpose which is about empowering, supporting and enabling humanity in an ever-changing world,” Gary said.
Photo: Mark McDonnell from Community Friends (front left) accepts a cheque for $2000 from Kianawah Lodge Almoner Bob Clark (front right)