S was our first client. S was seeking help from someone who would be willing to deliver the daily paper as her husband insisted on going to the newsagents every day!
We were able to connect her with C who has delivered their papers each day for the last five and a half weeks. S says that C is a wonderful man who is always happy and willing to help. S mentions that she thinks they have a made a friendship that will outlast this pandemic.
Sometimes its the little things that make such a huge impact on the lives of others. A simple delivery of a newspaper each day means that S and her husband retain the routine of the the daily news at a time where everything is changing. They are not faced with the difficult decision of keeping an element of normality or exposing themselves to a greater risk of contracting this virus which could have significant consequences for them.
Helpout.im is here because C and the rest of the volunteers want to make a difference, however small, in the life of those who are not able to get out at this time.