The Scott Mission is a special place filled with love and warmth, because of the people you’ll meet here – volunteers like Dianalyn Kennedy.
“I was a teacher when I first came to The Scott Mission and brought some students to volunteer. Right away, I was drawn into the atmosphere,” Dianalyn says. “You walk through the place and you feel peace, love, sincerity, and dedication.”
During her ten years of service, countless lives have been touched by Dianalyn’s loving presence. Among them are scores of thankful parents who received free gifts from our Christmas toy store.
“The toy store is my favourite place to volunteer because giving free gifts to children in need ties in with the Christmas spirit. Christmas celebrates God giving us the greatest gift ever – His Son!
“During Christmas, the lonely feel lonelier and the poor feel poorer. So it’s a joy to help the parents have something to give to their own children,” Dianalyn says. “When they first come in they seem a little worried, but in the end you can see their joy and happiness. They are so grateful.”
This Christmas, Dianalyn will once again be a kind face who brings hope and a sense of normalcy into the lives of parents who are having trouble making ends meet. She’ll comfort and reassure them The Scott Mission’s donors care about them and their children, and wish them a joyous Christmas.
“I really believe in The Scott Mission and the work they do. They put people first. I know they are responsible with the funds they receive, and I see results in people’s lives. They are affected in a positive way.”
Special thanks to Dianalyn and all our other volunteers, and to friends who support The Scott Mission with their financial gifts. We could not do it without you!
Dianalyn (left, pictured with volunteer coordinators Donna and Trevor) was recently recognized at our Volunteer Tea, celebrating her 10 years of service at The Scott Mission!
“During Christmas, the lonely feel lonelier and the poor feel poorer. So it’s a joy to help the parents have something to give to their own children.”