Cottage donations near $10,000
CLOSE to $10,000 has been donated to Graceades Cottage since SBS’s controversial Struggle Street series first aired.
Clothes, food, furniture, stationery, kitchenware, gift vouchers and other items have also been dropped off at the cottage to help the many residents who use its servi- ces. Graceades Cottage program development worker Ivanka Pelikan, who featured on the show, had tears in her eyes and a message for everyone who had donated.
“Thank you, thank you, thank you,” Mrs Pelikan said. “From the bottom of my heart, thank you.”
Colleague Janice O’Neill said she wasn’t surprised by the generosity given Mrs Pelikan’s genuine nature.
“This is Ivanka, it’s what she does, she genuinely helps people and I think everyone (who watched the show) could see that,” Ms O’Neill said.
Bidwill resident Mishele Elvy agreed.
“She is beautiful and is passionate about helping people,” Ms Elvy said.
Mrs Pelikan said the cottage accepted items that bigger charities did not take, and all items would go to people who truly needed them.
To donate goods, visit: graceadescottage.org.au.
Graceades Cottage has been inundated with donations.