Love Bundle Story

So by now like all of us, we are being inundated with glossy brochures and TV adverts from many organisations wanting a slice of your charity dollars for Christmas. All are worthy causes. Sometimes I feel a bit down that we don’t have the money to also give you a glossy brochure asking you to help New Hope India. The fact is that we don’t want to spend money on that because it would mean we would have to use some of your donation to pay for a glossy brochure or TV advert. So here is our simple message .Christmas Love Bundles are more than a present they are a necessity.

Love Bundle Story

Love Bundle Story

When you buy a Love Bundle you will receive a Love Bundle card, made by our children to send to a friend or relative to show that on their behalf instead of a gift that they probably don’t need that you have sent a Love Bundle on their behalf to someone in New Hope Jhan Jhur Leprosy Colony, patient or an aged widow from a Tribal village It’s a great feeling to give a gift of love.

Love Bundles Story 2014

Love Bundles Story 2014

During 2013 New Hope distributed Love Bundles in the aftermath of the Hud Hud Cyclone. In the recent Bike Ride the patients at the New Hope Gandhi Memorial Leprosy Hospital, a 20 bed medical centre ,received a Love Bundle.

Bundle of Love - Donation
Bundle of Love - Donation
Our love bundles are given out at Christmas time. Mostly to Leprosy colonies whom New Hope care for. Each love bundle includes a Bed Sheet, Towel, Sari (or Loongi for men) Sandals (made at New Hope by our Cobblers), Soap, Coconut Oil, Talcum Powder, all wrapped up with a big red bow.
Price: 20.00 AUD
YEN 1,906.00

It was a surprise for the patients and a great joy to see the excitement as they opened them up and realised that they had new shoes, sheet and Sari. As well as our Leprosy patients at Jhan Jhur receiving their gift, this Christmas, the Love Bundles are also part of our care outreach to below poverty line widows and very aged in the hill Tribal villages where the majority of people live well below the poverty line. The gifts are not just presents! The person who receives a Love Bundle is in real life terms only having this one small support opportunity in a year or even in two years. For most, the clothing part of the Bundle is their only time to get new clothing. It is sad in many instances to see the people we find in need having literally no more than rags and after a living a ‘hand to mouth’ existence all year a piece of soap in their Love Bundle gift, is more than a luxury! Your support to this cause, this appeal is full of true care giving, We are looking to helping 820 in need of this gift this Christmas.

Eliazar T Rose. Director
Maggie sister.OAM.
Patron of Friends of New Hope Australia.

New Hope

Maggie Nolan McMullen, OAM – Patron, Founder Member *RIP – 24th September, 2019. She was an inspirational woman who has devoted much of her life to helping the sick and poor in India. Maggie Sister was the founder Trustee and Patron of “New Hope India Relief Australia Inc and a Trustee of New Hope Rural Leprosy Trust India”. She lived and worked from the idyllic town of Broome Western Australia, but her life’s work took her far from that setting. The grandmother of three was known as Maggie Sister, a name given to her by the people with whom she worked in the Indian regions of Western Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. New Hope has TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION STATUS in Australia. We are hoping now that business people and you our supporters will have tax relief when donating to us.

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