Hampers donation to St Augustine’s Centre

The Bahá’í community of Calderdale recently presented two hampers of toiletries and food to the St Augustine’s Centre in Halifax, West Yorkshire. This donation was one part of our Calderdale Bahá’í community’s ongoing celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary this year, 2017, of the Birth of the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, Bahá’u’lláh.

Photo: Volunteers from St Augustine’s in Halifax (shown second from let, and far right) receiving the donated hampers from members of the Calderdale Bahá’í community, 6 June 2017. Source: Picture courtesy of Laura Hinks, used with permission.

Volunteers from St Augustine’s remarked on the appropriateness of the donation and explained how useful the items would be for users of their centre, in particular given the ongoing need for everyday toiletries.

This donation was made in the spirit of the Bahá’í community’s approach to try to offer service to people of all faiths or no faith, and to support like-minded communities and organisations that strive to help humanity. This spirit is particularly captured in one of Bahá’u’lláh’s teachings that, ‘The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.

You can also read more about what the Calderdale Bahá’í community is celebrating during this special year, by visiting our new dedicated page about the Bicentenary here.