A whole lot of volunteers with diverse backgrounds, including the Muslim community, banded together on Saturday 15 December to put together over 80 food packs.

This was followed by sumptuous lunch where representatives of Fred Hollows Foundation, Companion House, Canberra Muslim Community and others updated everyone on current and future projects.


On Monday 17 December HelpingACT volunteers, Mohammed Ali, Muhammed Aksu and Manar Ahmad, delivered the packs to the Uniting Church’s Early Morning Centre in Civic, Canberra just in time for the Christmas gathering for the homeless.

HelpingACT’s founder, Mohammed Ali thanked every one involved.

“It was great teamwork and fantastic way to end the year and prepare for the many activities planned by HelpingACT next year,” he said.

From left: Mohammed Ali, Manar Ahmad and Muhammed Aksu from HelpingACT with Nicole Wiggins, Director of UnitingCare Canberra City