Long-term and first-time donors to Caritas Australia received personal phone calls, emails and handwritten cards from the charity’s staff this week for its first ever “Thank You Day”.
All Caritas Australia Sydney office staff participated to express to a selection of Caritas Australia supporters how much difference their support makes.
Staff thanked supporters who have been donating for more than 20 years, as well as new supporters who made their first donation to the organisation this year.
“It was wonderful to hear the positive feedback from supporters about the day, especially on phone calls. One supporter told me, ‘You’ve really made my day with this phone call’,” said Abby Jones, Caritas Australia’s Supporter Services Manager.
“Many supporters took the time to answer our calls – as people answered their phones in the middle of long bike rides, meetings, and even job interviews.”
“It was especially poignant for our programs staff. Our programs staff have a keen sense of how far a dollar can stretch in the communities we work with and were able to tell our supporters that it doesn’t matter if they donate $5 or $5000 – it all makes a difference.”
Staff in Caritas Australia’s offices across the country, including Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Darwin all participated in various Thank You Day activities.
Caritas Australia holds Thank You Day for supporters across Australia (Caritas Australia)