Would you like the chance to support the men and women of one particular community? To stand with them as they undertake a project that will help transform their lives?
St John the Baptist parish in Trowbridge is encompassing this by being involved in the CAFOD programme which is changing in the New Year from being called ‘Connect 2’ to ‘Hands On’ – the picture shows their parish noticeboard which displays the country they currently support, but this will change in the New Year when they will begin supporting the CAFOD project in Colombia.
St John’s parish “Hands On” noticeboard
Would you like the chance to support the men and women of one particular community and stand with them as they undertake a project that will help transform their lives?
Introducing our latest project: Hands On Magdalena Medio
Our latest Hands On project is in the Magdalena Medio region in Colombia, South America.
Sign up to Hands On Magdalena Medio, and over the next three years you will follow this community as they transform their lives, through peace building activities. You’ll receive regular project updates from Colombia, so you’ll always see how your regular gifts are making a difference.
The project will begin by running peace building workshops in 34 schools, teaching young people how to avoid a life of violence. They will be taught how to share all they have learnt with their families and neighbours. Together, with your help, we aim to reach 5,000 people in total.
How Hands On works
Our Hands On programme supports communities as they undertake a three year project, and lets you follow their progress. Your donations directly fund the work, and you’ll receive regular updates on how things are progressing. Because they will directly fund the work, your regular gifts are essential to make these projects a success.
If you’d like to support Hands On as a parish – sign up today – to get your welcome pack.
As soon as you get hands on you’ll receive a welcome folder with information about the people and the project.
Previous Hands On Successes
We have seen incredible success in Bolivia, Doutchi, and Kitui. Which is all thanks to generous supporters who got hands on, supporting these communities through monthly donations, messages of encouragement and friendship, and the motivation to keep going.
The “Hands On Kitui” team
Thanks to regular donations from generous supporters the people of Kitui in Kenya have achieved so much, including building 4 wells, check dams, planted more than 10,000 trees and more.
Hands On Doutchi
Through Hands On, the people of Doutchi have learnt how to live, and grow food for their families in one of the driest areas on the edge of the Sahara.
Hands On Altiplano
Hands On Altiplano has helped farmers irrigate their dry fields, learn new farming techniques, and build protective greenhouses to grow a variety of crops.
Hands on heart: our promise to you
1. Your Hands On donations will directly fund your chosen project
Every penny you donate will go into our Hands On Fund. Your chosen project will receive all the money it needs from the fund.
2. Your Hands On donations are flexible
If you are unable to continue supporting Hands On, you can change, pause, stop or restart your donations, just call us on 0303 303 3030.
3. When your project ends, you can get hands on somewhere else
After your chosen project is complete, we’ll introduce you to another project. And once again you’ll follow the work from start to completion.
4. You’ll always see the difference you are making
Over time the Hands On Fund will support many projects. But you’ll always be able to see how you are helping communities to build a secure and prosperous future.