Our Story

How We Got Started

Paradise 4 Kids (P4K) was first established in Australia (formerly known as Paradise Kids 4 Africa) as a branch from a charity based on the Gold Coast, Paradise Kids. It was formed primarily to fund and support the works of Reverend Themi in Africa and also to assist other missionaries in their calling from God.

Where We Are Now

Now, with committees all around the world, P4K have set themselves apart by being an entirely voluntary organisation with no one receiving remuneration. Our volunteers are just a group of ordinary people coming together to make a positive difference to those who may never have the opportunity otherwise. Some call themselves Christians, others humanitarians, but all are looking to make every cent raised, reach the people it is intended to.

95%+ of your donations reach those in need.

Since P4K was first established, we have worked hard to make sure that all resources entrusted to us are used as efficiently and effectively as possible, and thanks to our generous volunteers, we can maintain that no less than 95% of all funds collected go to approved charitable works. Of that 95%, 10% remains within our respective countries to help children in need. The remaining 5% goes towards accounting fees, audit fees, and bank and transfer fees.

Accountability and transparency is of the utmost importance at P4K, which is why your donations are sent to and dispersed by our trusted mission beneficiaries who send monthly financial and photographic reports. P4K pays no salaries, operates no offices and owns no property. This means more of your donation goes directly to those in need.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does P4K decide which missions to fund?

Raising funds is just half the job; making sure it is spent properly and frugally is the most important issue any charity has. This is why at P4K our criteria is simple: to fund missions that are led by moral people; people who work for the right reasons and who are accountable and transparent. 

In our pursuit for worthy missions, we have found over time that those who suit our criteria best were men and women of faith; people who followed a code of practice more important than image, ego, and even their own lives. Many of these men and women once lived in a world of plenty, but left these comforts to live and work in the same surroundings as the ones we look to help. This is why people support P4K and our missions.

Is P4K a Christian organisation?

We are a Non Denomination organization. Faith is central to who we are. We strive to be active, visible, tangible and bring justice to the poor and oppressed. Our faith does not limit us though — it calls us to serve anyone in need, of any colour or faith, without judgement or exception.

Why is charity important?

The Bible contains more than 400 verses regarding the poor, social justice, and God’s deep concern for both. We may think: “Of course God loves the poor; he loves everybody,” but it’s not as simple as that. God’s character is presented as a model for our own. If God values the poor, we have to think about what that means for us. 

Of all the times Jesus speaks of compassion to the poor and downtrodden, none is more compelling than the parable of The Sheep and the Goats. Jesus describes the actions of those welcomed into his Father’s kingdom and ends with, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Being close to Christ means being close to the poor, and this is why at P4K, we do what we do. Charity is giving with no return, no profit, no recognition; giving with absolutely no benefit except the promised reward from God Himself.

Does any member of P4K receive remuneration?

No. All those who work or travel are volunteers and all the administration staff are volunteers. The only people who receive any remuneration are local people. This supports the country’s employment and contributes to national development. P4K has no offices, no fancy equipment and every cent (less local government fees, audits, bank fees and minor operational expenses) we raise goes to someone in need.

What is Rev Themi’s role in P4K?

Rev Themi does not belong to, nor preside over Paradise 4 Kids, he neither controls the organizations, nor receives any remuneration by them unless specifically gifted via the PayPal page. Paradise 4 Kids is just a sponsor to the works of Rev Themi for the Orthodox Church.

Not all P4K members in Australia, USA, UK, Africa or PNG are Christians, but every member is fully committed to supporting Rev Themi’s and all our causes, in their efforts and we have complete confidence in their stewardship and unquestionable characters.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteering can be challenging, but definitely rewarding. For more information or to submit an application, please click the link below to download our volunteer documentation.

 

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Contact Details

P4K Global

Feel free to contact our International Director via mobile within Australia or via email internationally. Alternatively, see if you have a local representative you can contact and they will do there best to answer any questions you have.

Louis Toumbas

International Director
Email: pk4a@pk4a.com
Phone: +61 411 739 379
Head Office: Brisbane, Australia
Postal Address: PO Box 5777 West End, QLD 4101, Australia

Jane Pallot

Australian Director
Phone: +61 404 040 578
Office: Melbourne, Australia

Harry Mavrolefterou

Australian Treasurer
Office: Sydney, Australia

Gigi Souritzidis

US Director
Phone: +1 973 650 9510
Office: NJ, USA

Linda Chelius

US Treasurer
Phone: +1 973 865 6796
Office: NJ, USA

George Tsiappourdhi

UK Director
Phone: +44 (0) 773 806 2863
Office: London, UK

Ζαχαρίας Συμεού

EU Director
Phone: +357 97902992
Office: Larnaca, Cyprus

Χρήστος Χαλκιόπουλος

Greece Director
Phone: +30 6 976 766 133
Office: Athens, Greece

Ioannis Perrakis

Greece Director
Phone: +30 6 947 654 201
Office: Athens, Greece

Donna Harvey-Hall

PNG Director
PNG Phone: + 67579828015
AU Phone: +61405084648
Office: Wau PNG

Dr Eleni Athinodorou

Fiji Director
Phone: +61 424 163 411
Office: Brisbane, Australia

Dr David Pallot

Zambia Director
Phone: +61 414 312 479
Office: Melbourne, Australia

Joyce Chimbila

Zambia Director
Phone: +260 96 6755430
Office: Ndola, Zambia

 Get in Touch. Get Involved.

If you would like to get in contact with us, please send a message via the email form below. Alternatively, click ‘Contact Details’ to see if we have a local contact in your country.

Head Office: Brisbane, Australia

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