Loyal Oak HANDS (Help and Need Distribution Service) is my effort at supporting people who are in need, giving back to society, advocating for charity, and supporting legitimate fundraising campaigns.

There are many people out there who, through no fault of their own, need support and service. Often, the traditional local and national social service network fails those who need the most help. We all know someone who “makes too much money” to qualify for government help through social programs, but they don’t make enough to cover their own medical or housing needs. This is where we come in. We can be the support network that these people need.

Here’s an important part of my vision for Loyal Oak HANDS: Some of these people are quite capable of contributing to society through their business capabilities or other skills, and if they got a financial boost and got on their feet, they would be able to “pay it forward”. This could be the start of many circles of support and giving. Imagine what the world would be like if everyone supported and gave what they could within their circle of influence.

Please look through the menu under Loyal Oak HANDS. You will see various funding and support campaigns that have been brought to my attention. Click on them, and read the stories of these people who are in need of support and funding. If you are able, please contribute to one or more of these good people.

If you know of someone who can benefit from the Loyal Oak HANDS program, please drop me an email HERE.

*John Alan is not the organizer of any of the listed funding campaigns, except where clearly noted or expressed.


We need HANDS on Bronwyn Grace. We need HANDS on Joy Lynskey. We need HANDS on Atticus Jackson Couger-Costain.

John Alan's Work in Progress

I am an author in the process of writing my memoir. I want to share my writing with you, before the editing process and before I am even finished writing my book.

I want to read to you and for you.