The Magic of Donations In Kind


A request for help 14/9/16

Michele is a Palms Australia volunteer based in Balibo living in the Accommodation unit that Rotary helped to build with a Rotary Foundation Grant. She sent a request to Roger (Rotary Club of Pakenham): “We are trying to source a wheelchair for a 12 y.o mentally and physically disabled girl. Her only mode of transport is being carried by her mother. She came to our attention through the Dental Clinic as she lives in
one of Balibo's outlying villages.“

DIK Reply 15/9/16

“Which chair would suit best?”

19/9/16 Michelle selected the chair and replied:

“Thank you so much for your help and support. This chair will give Cecilia a better quality of life. She spends all day either being carried by her mum or laying on the floor which is also her bed day another day. I am so grateful for your assistance. It breaks my heart to see this type of thing but knowing through the generosity of others we can make a difference restores my faith in humanity. My profuse thanks and appreciation.”

20/9/16 The wheelchair was Loaded in the container

We can’t guarantee instant results like this, but you can see how easy it is to significantly improve lives using the resources available from Donations In Kind.

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