In Great Company is a volunteer program designed to connect people in need of support and social connection with caring, friendly, and enthusiastic volunteers.
In Great Company was born out of a need for a service that puts you first and creates a real difference in the lives of people and those volunteering their time to give back.
We believe that the wait for aged care services should be made easier with a little help along the way, and our volunteers can give you just that.
Our volunteer program includes a huge variety of services designed to benefit both our friendly volunteers and our amazing clients. It's not always easy to ask a friend to lend a hand - but we believe in the power of connection and the compassion of everyone involved with In Great Company.
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Send a note of friendship
Do you want to volunteer but not sure what you can do with social distancing rules in place? Join Be Someone For Someone's campaign and write to a letter to a senior who might be feeling lonely.
Be Someone For Someone is an charitable initiative aimed at tackling the issue of loneliness in Australia. With COVID-19 restrictions in place you can still brighten a senior’s day and make them feel less alone. 1,000 Notes of Friendship is a letter writing program to combat loneliness for our most vulnerable.
Because of COVID-19, there are 1,000s of seniors right now who feel extremely lonely, anxious and vulnerable. So, we want to send a personal note of friendship to as many seniors as possible.
There’s something special about a handwritten card to let someone know they matter.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
We have created a simple way for you to brighten the day of an isolated senior, someone living alone or in a residential facility without visitors, or access to their community.
This is a terrible time for them and we’re giving you an easy way to play your part and make a big difference.
We want your help to send 1,000 beautiful notes of friendship to our seniors to show them we care. It’s the personal touch, from one human being to another. Who knows what difference a simple gesture could make?
HERE’S WHAT TO DO
1. Take 5 minutes to write a beautiful note of friendship (see below for some tips).
2. Return the card to us as soon as you can, at:
1,000 Notes of Friendship Campaign
PO Box 585
3. We will do the rest, personalising the card for the senior and posting it out to them.
Share your act of kindness! We love seeing photos of your cards, and you will inspire others to do the same. Tag us #1000notesoffriendship and share photos to [email protected]
FAQS AND LETTER WRITING TIPS
Click here for FAQs and handy hints for writing your letter, shared on the Be Someone For Someone website.
To participate in the project, get in touch with us on 1300 736 930.
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