Help Orphans Now (HON) is a not-for-profit, voluntary organisation created in 2005, following generous offers of assistance from the Australian public for aiding children and young persons affected by the Boxing Day Tsunami 2004 in Sri Lanka. HON periodically raises funds as the needs arise, to allow it to continue its mission of responding to children in need.
To improve the wellbeing of communities in Sri Lanka through the relief of poverty and sickness and the provision of educational opportunities.
OUR PLAN OF ACTION
To facilitate the enabling conditions that will ensure that the children’s immediate needs for health and safety are met, and provide opportunities for their vocational and educational advancement, so that they may break through the poverty cycle and determine their own futures.
To empower and equip orphaned and disadvantaged children in Sri Lanka to become valuable members of their communities.
Orphaned or destitute children whose families are unable to care for them for a variety of reasons (such as poverty or death of parents), regardless of race or religion.
The larger orange hand represents the assisting hand of adults and others with great capacity to help; the smaller purple hand represents recipient children and young persons who are able to become independent as a result of the assistance. Orange (the colour of the assisting hand) symbolizes energy, warmth, encouragement and enthusiasm. Purple (the colour of the recipient hand) symbolizes dignity, independence and creativity.
The logo was conceptualised by Rebecca Young of YoungCreations and developed by Graham Rees of gilda design.