Volunteering creates kindness

Volunteering creates kindness

A kind note left for a volunteer by a SVA Grocery customer.
A kind note left for a volunteer by a SVA Grocery customer.

“She always had a smile on her face and nothing was ever a problem.”

Shopping on behalf of vulnerable people during such a stressful time wasn’t an easy task. One of our amazing volunteers Vanessa was met with kindness during her daily shopping interactions.

Chief Picker for SVA Grocery in Christchurch, Vanessa, told us about the highlights of her volunteering as part of the lockdown grocery delivery service: “One of my favourite moments volunteering was every morning I did deliveries being greeted by the loveliest check-out girl at New World Ilam, who always had a smile on her face and nothing was ever a problem, especially when I went way over budget and had to return fruit and veges here and there to get below the spending limit.

She also made my day by giving me a box of chocolates and a beautiful note (which I have attached) Our supermarket workers deserve a massive thank you as well!”

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