Thank you all so very much. I have no words. To win this award and be named as Victorian Australian of the Year is such an incredible honour and it really is on behalf of all of you who have helped along the way.
Awareness is nothing without action, and I could never have gotten this far without your support. Thank you so much to all of you who have stood by me, listened to me, trusted me and and pitched in to help in any way.
I am so proud to accept this award on behalf of all of us.
To our board of directors Glenn, Amy and Katrina,
thank you for trusting me with all of these project ideas I kept coming up with. You might never have known if they’d work but you trusted me when I said they would. To our incredible volunteer coordinator Joanne, thank you for being the glue that keeps The Kala Space together. Annette thank you for being the teacher and mentor our incredible staff need.
Our past board members Shirin, Nevena, and Sineaid, who helped shaped what we have become we thank you for your vision and support.
Super Simon who just shows up and delivers everything everywhere, you rock! And Dayle, what a visionary you are.
So many other people to thank and I don’t want to miss anyone but you are all superstars and I can’t wait to give you all a hug.
Thank you for making National Homeless Collective the incredible charity it is today.
This one is for all of us 💕
Donna Stolzenberg – CEO & Founder