Supporter Stories

Hilton, Samaritans Volunteer

For volunteer Hilton Jones, its all about sharing the stories and seeing the smiles.

This is Hilton’s third year volunteering to support Samaritans Christmas Lunch in the Park and he says it’s the opportunity to connect with his local community that keeps him coming back every year.

“It’s such a joy to see the excitement and smiles on the people attending the lunch. I always go out of my way to chat to anyone sitting on their own. Everyone has a story to tell and I just love hearing those stories.”

Samaritans Christmas Lunches are being held in Newcastle, Singleton and Central Coast this year. Click here for more information: https://www.samaritans.org.au/christmas/

Molly & Maggie

Young sisters, Molly and Maggie, surprised staff at Samaritans Toronto Emergency Relief Centre recently.

The two girls arrived with $100 worth of groceries that they had bought with pocket money they had been saving for the entire year.

The sisters haven’t made a donation of this kind before, and said they chose Samaritans “because they help people.”

“We wanted to donate food because it wouldn’t be nice to go without food, and food is one of the most important things we need,” the sisters said.

“We hope it is given to people so that they have enough food to eat,” they said.

For more information on how to support Samaritans, head to: https://www.samaritans.org.au/donate/