Meet Leelani

Meet Leelani. This is her story.

“To start I have to share my favorite Soul story of when one of our Tuesday lunch guests came back for lunch after a few weeks absence. When I told him I was happy to see him, he looked at me in shock and asked if I really noticed he was away. The look on his face when I had told him he was missed was heartbreaking. He hadn’t been told his presence meant anything until then. I’m glad I was the person to tell him.”

“The guests have taught me so much in my time here. They have some of the most interesting stories to tell. They have taught me more about patience, gratitude, hope and generosity than anyone else.”

“I would say volunteering at Soul has changed my outlook on my life completely. I am so much more grateful since I’ve been at Soul for over a year than what I was before I was a volunteer. Grateful for my roof, my meals, people to talk to and my health. I also find myself smiling at everyone I can and loving the world around me a lot more.”

“I keep volunteering because I love being able to help people in a safe environment, which is a luxury I’m grateful for. Being able to brighten someone’s day and make them feel a bit better is so rewarding. Nothing makes me happier than knowing I’ve made a positive impact on someone’s life.”

“Soul helps everyone so much. It has helped me more than anyone will ever know.”