I can’t do all the good that the world needs, but the world needs all the good that I can do.
As you all know, I have been working my butt off to do what I can for our community, and during this process I have learned one very important lesson.
We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone!
So this is your reminder. Now more than ever, do your bit of good. Make sure you’re looking after yourself, ask for a helping hand, check in on your mates and donate to charities that are supporting our community through these extremely challenging times.
This pandemic is so much more than we are seeing on the media.
There are more and more people who are struggling both financially and mentally for the very first time.
Some people are reluctant to ask for help. It can be extremely confronting and embarrassing to seek support from the services provided, and some of those who are out there seeking support are being turned away due to the high demand. (I know this because I have helped many families who have been turned away)
This is not just a pandemic that we are facing, it is a mental health crisis. More people are dying from depression as a result of this this pandemic than they are of covid19.
So when you ask me why I do what I do. THIS IS WHY!
This is why I have taken it upon my self to step up.
I have tirelessly created a system where people can reach out for themselves or nominate a friend.
The nomination system is simple. This is a system where you can contact me and request to have a package sent out to a friend in need. You will have the option to add in a personalised card or have it delivered anonymously with a card that explains that the nominee has been nominated by someone to receive a gift as a gentle reminder that they are loved and valued in this world. This allows people to know that they have kindly been gifted, that they are loved and thought about and is a dignified way of offering support to those of us who are doing it hard.
I say it often but I’ll say it again,
If you have the opportunity to make someone smile or the ability to help someone… do it!