Helping-Hand 2021 - Feeding Hope
The Helping-Hand Appeal is an annual collaboration between the Family Ministries Unit and International Development UK. The whole concept and ethos of the Helping-Hand Appeal is to encourage people to look beyond their own local boundaries and domestic needs to those of others around the world.
Our theme for 2021 is Feeding Hope; focusing on supporting families and their communities, feeding hope to farmers now and for generations to come.
Resources are produced annually to support Family Ministry midweek groups, families and congregations to work together to raise funds and awareness to support a specific area of The Salvation Army's international mission.
The Helping-Hand Appeal was the inspiration of Colonel Olive Booth during the Second World War. Soon afterwards a regular pattern developed and the worldwide Home League began donating money to a variety of Salvation Army projects, particularly those overseas. The resources produced enabled funds to be raised in creative and challenging ways alongside learning something about the partner territory in which each project is situated.
This current collaboration between Family Ministries and International Development commenced with the 2001 Appeal ‘Living Water’ and has, since that time, raised in excess of £2.5 million. Other projects which have been supported through the Appeal include clean water, income generation and anti human trafficking.
Family ministry values, support and care
Providing resources and support for children with their parents and carers
Providing support for men’s and women’s ministry programmes
Providing resources and support for families.