In service to others
For the second year in a row, Spiritual Care volunteer Stefan Nichol wanted to show patients at Joseph’s Mental Health Care Program that they are not forgotten.
Determined to make sure patients feel special over the holidays, Stefan once again approached several organizations for monetary donations so he could gather items for Christmas gift packages. Grateful for the donations from Viana Dental, Project Hope, All 4 One Biker Church, Impact Church and St. Georges Anglican, Stefan went to work.
“This can be a very anxious and isolating time for patients who are not only worried about the ongoing pandemic, but who are also not seeing their loved ones as often as they typically would,” explains Stefan. “I just wanted them to know that they are not forgotten – there are people who are thinking about them.”
The care packages included games, activities, comfort objects and winter apparel.
“Stefan has such an evident care for our patients here,” says Jessica Baker, staff Chaplain at St. Joseph’s. “He is living out his faith by reaching out to others and I’m sure our patients will be touched when they receive these packages."