Welcome to Into Our Hands Community Foundation

We are a Community Foundation that supports projects
that enhance community strength, cohesiveness and wellbeing in North East Victoria. We invest in initiatives that build community capacity, resilience and sustainability within our communities.

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Where We’ve Come From

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The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting us all. We want you to know that the Into Our Hands Community Foundation is continuing to operate. Our acting Executive Officer is working from home and is available via email, phone or video conference. Now, more than ever, we need to believe that our communities can become stronger, more vibrant, and healthy.

Please reach out if you believe the Foundation can provide support to you and your community.

There are many online resources to help us stay positive and engaged - from free yoga classes to interesting podcasts and support forums. Some resources below that may help you.

* Beyond Blue has some useful tips on how to look after your mental wellbeing during this time and they also have an online support forum
* Smiling Mind has helpful tips on practising mindfulness
* Headspace has a “Weathering the Storm” program that includes calming meditations
* Better Health Channel has some great tips for working on your mental fitness
* The State Library of Victoria has eBooks you can read , and the ABC has many podcasts you can get stuck into to help take your mind off the current situation
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The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting us all. We want you to know that the Into Our Hands Community Foundation is continuing to operate. Our acting Executive Officer is working from home and is available via email, phone or video conference. Now, more than ever, we need to believe that our communities can become stronger, more vibrant, and healthy.

Please reach out if you believe the Foundation can provide support to you and your community.
 
There are many online resources to help us stay positive and engaged - from free yoga classes to interesting podcasts and support forums. Some resources below that may help you.   

* Beyond Blue has some useful tips on how to look after your mental wellbeing during this time and they also have an online support forum 
* Smiling Mind has helpful tips on practising mindfulness   
* Headspace has a “Weathering the Storm” program that includes calming meditations    
* Better Health Channel has some great tips for working on your mental fitness  
* The State Library of Victoria has eBooks you can read , and the ABC has many podcasts you can get stuck into to help take your mind off the current situation

It's International Happiness Day! We have started a new campaign to help revive community spirit during the global
Coronavirus pandemic. Share what you love most about your community by posting your favourite photos of where you live. Here is our Board Chair, Ruth Kneebone, enjoying the Ovens River and our acting Executive Officer, Jenny Griffiths, at the Horn on Mount Buffalo. Use the hashtags: #lovemyplace and #lovemycommunity
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Its International Happiness Day! We have started a new campaign to help revive community spirit during the global
Coronavirus pandemic. Share what you love most about your community by posting your favourite photos of where you live. Here is our Board Chair, Ruth Kneebone, enjoying the Ovens River and our acting Executive Officer, Jenny Griffiths, at the Horn on Mount Buffalo. Use the hashtags: #LoveMyPlace and #LoveMyCommunityImage attachment

Our current EO, Sarah Thompson is about to take a break from the Foundation for her maternity leave for 6-8 months but we are very pleased to announce that Jenny Griffiths has been appointed acting Executive Officer for the rest of the year.

Jenny grew up near Wangaratta, and after studying in Melbourne as a young adult returned to the North East Victoria. She lives in Mt Beauty and has worked in not profit organisations previously in executive management roles.

More recently, Jenny resumed her studies with the goal to become a registered psychologist. Jenny also works as a HR consultant with Total HRM, specialising in workplace investigations, strategic development and change management.

Jenny is excited to be leading Into Our Hands with a range of exciting projects developing over the next 12 months. The Board and Chair of the Into Our Hands welcomes Jenny to the Foundation and she looks forward to supporting the foundation and our funds, donors and communities across North East Victoria.
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Our current EO, Sarah Thompson is about to take a break from the Foundation for her maternity leave for 6-8 months but we are very pleased to announce that Jenny Griffiths has been appointed acting Executive Officer for the rest of the year. 

Jenny grew up near Wangaratta, and after studying in Melbourne as a young adult returned to the North East Victoria. She lives in Mt Beauty and has worked in not profit organisations previously in executive management roles. 

More recently, Jenny resumed her studies with the goal to become a registered psychologist. Jenny also works as a HR consultant with Total HRM, specialising in workplace investigations, strategic development and change management.

Jenny is excited to be leading Into Our Hands with a range of exciting projects developing over the next 12 months. The Board and Chair of the Into Our Hands welcomes Jenny to the Foundation and she looks forward to supporting the foundation and our funds, donors and communities across North East Victoria.

It's that time of year again! Thanks FRRR Rotary Club of Appin Park Wangaratta and Milawa Primary School for helping make this happen! 60 local familes will receive vouchers to support them with back to school costs! Tag us if your school received vouchers too! And post your photos! You can donate all year round to support us with this program each year, donations are matched to boot! Visit our website to make a donation today! ... See MoreSee Less

Its that time of year again!  Thanks FRRR Rotary Club of Appin Park Wangaratta and Milawa Primary School for helping make this happen!  60 local familes will receive vouchers to support them with back to school costs!  Tag us if your school received vouchers too! And post your photos!  You can donate all year round to support us with this program each year,  donations are matched to boot! Visit our website to make a donation today!
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