Volunteers who give of their time to help Wedge Gardens rehab centre patients reclaim their place in society are owed a huge debt of gratitude.
This is according to Adèl Grobbelaar, the manager of the Rand Aid-run treatment centre in Johannesburg.
Wedge Gardens hosted a thank you function on December 6 at which tribute was paid to the centre’s dedicated volunteers.
“Our volunteers make a huge difference. Their generosity has had a profound and lasting impact on our services. Their willingness to share both their time and talent says a lot about each of them as a human being and their willingness to give selflessly to help others speaks both to their strength and the quality of their character,” said Adèl on the day.
“A volunteer makes a commitment to share the most precious of their resources – their time – to make life better for those in need. Volunteers choose to render services without any expectation of reward or recognition.”
Each volunteer was presented with a pretty sugar spoon bearing the following tagline – They don’t necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. Thank you!
After the formalities, volunteers and staff enjoyed a delicious tea and a chance to catch up.
A thank-you function was held at Wedge Gardens to pay tribute to the rehab centre’s wonderful volunteers.
A sugar spoon was presented to each volunteer as a token of gratitude.