A little love goes a long way
Mission Australia’s Western Sydney services support hundreds of children and families experiencing homelessness and disadvantage every year.
Our staff recently helped Felicity*, who at the time was just two weeks away from giving birth to her first child.
Heavily pregnant, Felicity had no income and was staying with her partner’s family. She had no support from her own family, who kicked her out of home the day she turned 18.
Felicity felt ashamed to ask her partner’s family for help purchasing things she knew she would need for her baby, as they were already stretched for essentials like food themselves.
When one of Mission Australia’s case workers offered her a baby gift hamper and a shopping voucher, Felicity couldn’t stop crying.
This is the first time I’ve ever felt valued and respected,” Felicity said. “Thank you for not judging me and showing me compassion and love. Felicity
Your generosity helps parents like Felicity care for their children and ensure that they get the start in life that every child deserves. Thank you.
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