April Member of The Month – Celebrating Abilities

Celebrating Ability is our April Member of The Month! They work with clients of all ages, who have disabilities, people from marginalised communities or people who have experienced abuse or violence. Their program focuses on wellness, health and fitness and activities for people of all abilities.

When did you join Good360?

At the start of 2020

What programs do you use your Good360 donations for? How does it impact Australians in need?

The Good360 donations are utilised, for all our programs (All Abilities) and all participants who attend. We cater for all ages, children through to the elderly, supporting and assisting our participants, carers and families, positively impacting their health and wellbeing.

Some of our clients have Neurological Conditions, Neurodiversity, Autism ADD, Asperger’s, Intellectual disabilities, Down Syndrome, ADHD, Mental Health Challenges, Anxiety, Depressions, and PTSD.

We also work with clients experiencing MS, Congenital Conditions, Stroke, Amputees, Breast Cancer, Stomach, Bowel Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Cord Injuries, Cancer, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Fibromyalgia, Guillain Barre Syndrome, Menopause, Blind or low vision, Paraplegics and people learning to walk again. We work with clients who may come from Indigenous Communities, the LGTIQ community and those who may have suffered domestic or disability abuse or violence.

All donations, products we have received bring joy, hope to our clients, they are so happy and grateful to receive the amazing products from Good360.

Good360 has impacted so many of our client’s lives making them and our community very happy.

What is your favourite moment/interaction that you have had with a client when utilising the Good360 product?

We have so many favourite moments, so we update our website above and on Instagram sharing the joy, love, smiles and happiness on our client’s faces after receiving the donations! A few special ones were the goods we were able to share with our clients suffering from the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, those gifts helped their mental health greatly during that time. Also, the rashie tops we got made lots of our kids so happy to be able to play in the water.

How does Good360 help your mission?

Good360 helps Celebrating Abilities mission by supporting us with donations, providing hope, and possibilities to our clients, families as well as the local community impacted by challenging life circumstances.

What would happen if Good360 was not there to help?

If Good360 was not here to help us it would be heart breaking!

Without their support, our clients would miss out as we do not have the funds to purchase items to support them and or source items from other organisations.

What is your favourite donation you have received from Good360? Why?

The Colgate packs, t-shirts, water bottles, Wye river rashies, these items are loved by our participants with special needs, disabilities who have minimal community interaction beyond coming to our programs. This is one of our client’s responses:

“Margie (celebrating Abilities and Good 360) you have made our day! The Colgate packs, water bottles and t-shirts put a smile on our families faces. We are so happy and grateful to even be considered for these gifts. We have struggled for the last year due to COVID-19 restrictions, being isolated and alone. You have brought hope back into our lives”

This is the true value of Good360!

How many lives have you impacted through Good360’s donations?

250, possibly more.

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