– Matthew 25:35-36
The ACTS ministry provides funding for meals for the homeless and those without families in the Brisbane CBD and surrounding areas, the Gold Coast and in Mareeba in the Tablelands. This is delivered through the work of groups like Rosies dedicated to provide meals in local areas.
SCHOOL BREAKFAST AND LEARNING TOOLS
ACTS supports activities in schools located in low socio-economic areas in Queensland. ACTS funds and partners with organisations like YMCA in the provision of breakfast for children in schools under the YMCA umbrella network. Similarly ACTS partners with organisations like Give A Child a Chance (GACAC) of St Vincent de Paul Society to equip students with learning tools that are otherwise not available to students due to costs or family issues.
DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE
Sadly this is a big and growing issue in our society. ACTS partners with organisations like the Uniting Church Community Services Brisbane Northside and Micah Projects in the provision of support and advocacy services to individuals and families confronting domestic violence.
ACTS has been working alongside Sri Lankan families on temporary bridging visas which are still in the legal system awaiting a call-up of their Court cases.
Accessing people adversely affected by the droughts were partnered through the following organisations: 1. The Lifeline Office, Toowoomba 2. The Burke & Wills Patrol Padre in Cunnamulla 3. The Tenterfield Anglican Church 4. St Vincents de Paul Conference Coonabarabran, and 5. The Uniting Churches in Glen Innes, Longreach and Stanthorpe
The ACTS Charter
In 2010, the Aspley Uniting Church established a ministry to support people in need. It operates under the title of ACTS (Aspley Caring Through Service) and is a registered charitable institution for which donations are tax deductible. Its Board of Management is appointed by the Church Council. The ACTS Charter, as approved by the Commissioner of Taxation, is to make direct financial gifts to people in need anywhere within Australia, with priority being given to those who live beyond the boundaries of the Aspley Uniting Church. ACTS cannot make a gift to another charity for use for its general funding. It can, however, make a gift to a charity for the specific purpose of helping a person or persons who have been nominated by that charity as having a special need. If it so chooses, ACTS can own and operate a kitchen that provides meals to those living in poverty or it can fund meals provided by another kitchen for a nominated number of persons. ACTS has initially funded people whose lives have been impacted by situations such as these Homelessness Domestic and Family Violence Elder Abuse Unemployment Natural Disasters such as Droughts, Floods and Bush Fires Financial stress Out of the ordinary health costs Single Parents unable to meet basic needs Children who go to School without breakfast Refugees and Asylum seekers ACTS is not restricted just to meeting those needs. It constantly seeks to find new avenues of service to humanity. ACTS does not receive any government funding. Currently, its funds come solely from fundraising by the congregation of the Aspley Uniting Church, but it can raise funds from the wider community if it has the capacity to do so. ACTS has no administrative and fundraising costs except for transaction charges levied by financial institutions. 100% of its gifts are used to meet its Charter.The ACTS Annual Report for 2019 can be found here: ACTS Annual Report 2019.
PARTNERS IN ACTS MINISTRY
ACTS ministry to support people in need was greatly enhanced with the support and blessings of various organisations including:
- Rosies – providing meals for the homeless on our streets
- YMCA for school breakfast
- The UC Community Services for victims of domestic violence, Brisbane northside
- Accessing people adversely affected by the droughts were partnered through the following organisations:
- The Lifeline Office, Toowoomba
- The Burke & Wills Patrol Padre in Cunnamulla
- The Tenterfield Anglican Church
- St Vincents de Paul Conference Coonabarabran, and
- The Uniting Churches in Glen Innes, Longreach and Stanthorpe
- Outreach help for the Bushfire victims involved partnerships with the following organisations
- Uniting Churches in Yeppoon and Crows Nest in Qld; Bodalla, Lithgow, Taree and Ulladalla in NSW and the Kangaroo Island UC in SA.
- The Anglican Churches in Batemans Bay and in Cobargo NSW
- The Frontier Service Padre Swifts Creek Victoria
- The Baptist Church Buxton NSW and
- The Gippsland Emergency Fund in Bairnsdale and Mallacoota NSW
- The GIVIT website as the source for accessing people in need around the country
ACTS extends its appreciation and prayers to all our Partner organisations as they continue their great services in love and grace.
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