I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and that your new year is off to a good start.
To follow up on the generous gift of gift cards from your Anglican Diocese / FaithWorks employee team in December, I asked our program manager to collect up a few testimonials from our HIV/AIDS clients.
Nothing can express our thanks better than real clients in their own words.
Here you go:
“I would like to thank the Philip Aziz and their donors for their generous donation. I am a student and a single mother and over the holidays my biggest issue was how to make this Christmas special for my children. I had to worry about Christmas gifts or food. As a Mother I wanted my children to have a great Christmas. After praying and surrendering my situation to God, I decided it was not my children’s fault for the breakdown in my marriage. I decided to buy them one gift each and buy just enough groceries for over the Christmas break. The last week of December I received a phone call from one of the client care workers at the Philip Aziz offering me some grocery gift cards. I first started to cry, tears of joy and thanksgiving to God because I knew he provided the Gift cards. I would like to let you know, to you it may have been a few gift cards, but to my family it was groceries for the month. Thank you for your ongoing services and thank you to the donors who provided what we needed.” ~ K G
“I would like to say thank you for a wonderful Christmas. We were able to celebrate in person with each other and really focus on the reason for the season, the birth of Christ Jesus. It was extra special to receive the generous gift cards, not expected but well needed. Thank you, may God continue to bless you and all the people who make this possible.” ~ S H
“Thank you to the Philip Aziz Centre for always supporting me. The last few years has been very difficult due to a massive stroke. Thank you for prayers and thank you for the gift you delivered during the Holiday season. God Blessings.” ~ M C
I was moved by their words, and I hope you and your team can hear the grateful heart song of blessings in these few words.
With warm regards,
Director of Development
Philip Aziz Centre for Hospice Care / Emily's House