Nick Lapenna's Fundraising for Hands I am raising money to support the ongoing work of Hands Across the Water because every child deserves to live a life of choice. After many years of working in my field I am very fortunate and get to sell some of the best properties on the Gold Coast and would like to give back where I can. I have thought about the Hands children ever since reading the Book, Hands across the water, and how little they have before your organisation gives them somewhere to call home. I also like the fact that the donations goes directly to the cause and does not get diluted like many other organisations. I will do a charity marathon around the Gold Coast to show my support and to raise money for the cause and be a part of giving these children a safe place to call home. Hands Across the Water supports 350+ children living in 7 homes and projects across Thailand. The charity started out addressing the needs of kids who didn't have homes or access to food, clothing and medicine. As the kids have grown and matured, the focus has shifted to education and future employment opportunities. Today, access to new and exciting opportunities for the kids is just as important as a loving home and a belly full of healthy food. Your donation will help provide a high standard of care, a chance at a better education and a future that they never envisioned. 100% of your donation will go straight to the kids and their communities in Thailand with not one cent spent on administration or marketing.