An Act of Random Generosity
CIKA is often the beneficiary of acts of kindness by people from all walks of life and from places across the state and across the country.
We all know how hard Ruth Edelsten works for CIKA, running stalls and organising fundraising activities in and around the area in which she lives. Some years ago Ruth enlisted the aid of the Bendigo Posties who have been running a monthly fundraiser for CIKA since 2017. While shopping early this month, Ruth called CIKA President, Sandra Lehrer, to discuss items that might be purchased for the Posties’ Christmas raffle and the donated goods that could be included in hampers that were to be part of it. Her end of the discussion was overheard by another shopper who subsequently approached Ruth and indicted that he wanted to purchase two fifty dollar hampers to be raffled. He then went on to ask Ruth about CIKA, its origins, aims and activities.