Connect Marrickville has been central to the community response to COVID 19, supporting inner west kids and their families through online programs designed to – as their name suggests – connect people across the inner west!

This pandemic has been a strange and frightening time for little inner westies but the team at Connect Marrickville have been there throughout keeping them entertained and supported.

Events like Lindy's virtual storytelling time have been a welcome relief for parents working from home. The Connect Marrickville's community pantry has been a lifeline for families doing it tough, stocked with non-perishable items donated by inner west residents, ensuring no family goes without. In these socially distant times, Connect Marrickville have replaced their regular monthly BBQ with roaming BBQ around the streets of south Marrickville providing food and assistance to vulnerable members of the inner west community. I was pleased to support these Covid-safe events and programs by donating some boxes of NSW Health hand sanitiser.

There is no Connect Marrickville without Lindy and Vivi. You have our community's warmest thanks for all you doing during this pandemic and beyond.