"With Gratitude and Affection, Mary"

Wednesday 6 May 2020

Recently, the Today Show and IGA reached out to Vinnies to connect with five households doing it tough during COVID-19, who would appreciate some extra support. Providing an esky full of food and household essentials to people we support in Sydney’s inner-west, IGA generously included a $500 gift card to each house.

Recently we received a hand-written letter, directed to Donna Boyd, our Client Support Officer in Rozelle. One of the recipients, Mary, penned this note to show her appreciation to Donna, for this and all the support she has provided over the years.

Dear Donna,

Thank you for nominating me for the Vinnies/IGA promotion. It was an honour and a pleasure for me to be to do something for all the wonderful support I have received over the last 5 years from Vinnies, and in particular you.  When I was in crisis, I turned to you and received unstinting support, not only practically but emotionally and psychologically, and also since then, through difficult moments I have had.  It is such a comfort to know I have someone I can turn to when I need to.  With heartfelt thanks and appreciation to you personally and also the wonderful organisation you represent.

With gratitude and affection, Mary

Donna helps those who come to us on a daily basis, as a point of contact for those we assist, she is there for vulnerable people in the community when they need help most. Taking the time to listen and find out how best we can support them, Donna provides reassurance and comfort, connecting people with their local conference, and referring them to our services where they need specialised support.

At this time of crisis, the support of our staff is needed more than ever in the local community. Help us provide essentials and care for those hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic today.