Friends of New Hope Australia - Blog

0

Christmas Newsletter 2023

WHAT IS A LOVE BUNDLE? Love Bundles are care packages provided to New Hope India aged leprosy patients. When you purchase a Love Bundle you receive a card to pass on as a gift to others. You can buy a Love Bundle on behalf of your family or as a gift for a friend to share the New Hope message. Feel good by doing good this Christmas! To buy a Love Bundle or find out more,...

0

Fundraising success in Perth – Indian Banquet & Bazaar

This month we hosted our Indian Banquet & Bazaar in Perth. The day included an array of gourmet food and drinks at Chakra Restaurant. We sold beautiful hand-crafted Indian goods and a selection of donated antique jewellery. We had a raffle and auction. Prizes included a $1000 voucher for Hamelin Bay Seaclusion and Park Lane jewellery set. I’d like to say thank you to our event attendees, our hosts Chakra Restaurant, and the generous donators. You...

0

New Hope India Newsletter Aug 2023

NEW HOPE INDIA SUPPORTER UPDATE Greetings from many people who know that so many in Australia are connected to them and their community – New Hope India. We are halfway through the year and it’s hard to believe how much has happened at New Hope. First, we are truly thankful to all who have given to different projects and to children through sponsorship. New Hope has always worked ‘horizontally’ – covering needs and situations as they...

0

Love Boat Fundraiser Success

  A big thank you to everyone who attended our Love Boat Fundraiser in Perth. We shared lots of stories and laughter while cruising along the Swan River. You helped us raise nearly $5000. We are so thankful and excited to send this money to New Hope. On board we sold Indian jewellery, crafts, bags and copies of Maggie Sister’s book, Sister, Sister. We also held a raffle and sold delicious homemade fudge. The money raised...

0

New Hope Newsletter Feb 2023

Read the latest update in our New Hope Newsletter 2023. A LETTER FROM NEW HOPE INDIA – Eliazar, Director Greetings and apologies that it is so long since we were able to write to you with this update New Hope India, people in leprosy colonies who we support and Tribal Kondh Dongria communities and all at New Hope have been affected by this pan endemic that has caused the world to ‘sigh in disbelief’ In India...

0

Tribal Shawls

Tribal Shawls, ‘Dongr’ means ‘field on mountains’. As per the tradition of the tribes, the unmarried Dongria girls sit at ‘Dongr’ embroidering beautiful geometric patterns on plain handwoven shawls, for their would be husbands. The sheer art of love and dedication takes over a month for a single tribal shawl. Triangles represent Niyamgiri Hills – the home of the primitive tribal group of Dongria Kondhs. The Dangaria Kandha or Dongria Kondh people are members of the...