‘Bread and spread’ initiative under way

2016-07-27 06:00

OPERATION Bobbi Bear calls on the community to support their “Bread and Spread” project.
“Every Saturday about 300 children that have been on our books at some stage, due to abandonment, abuse, etc., meet at the big tree in Illovo where our organisation originated. Many are orphans, who look after their younger siblings,” Bobbi Bear spokesperson, Eureka Olivier said.

“The children go there for a morning of fun, but it is also a place where they can get counselling, help or advice. And, if they have any material needs, such as school shoes, they can approach us,” she said.

Olivier explained that recently they had a touching encounter at the tree.
“A mother, suffering from HIV/Aids, told her children that if anything happens to her, they must go to the tree. The mother died on Tuesday, the children had no help and came to tree on Saturday to tell us that their mother has died and that the body is still at home. We rallied together to get the body out and to get counsellors to them,” Olivier said.

“The tree is a humbling place of healing. It is not a place where children come to beg for food. We purely supply them with a sandwich and a juice. It is a support group,” she added.

Donations of bread and margarine, peanut butter, Marmite and healthy sandwich fillings are needed. Fresh fruit and yoghurt would also be welcome. Anyone able to assist can contact the organisation on 031 903 2424.

Anyone able to
assist can contact the organisation on 031 903 2424

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