Car enthusiasts donate goodies

2017-01-26 06:02
 Kalawa VW Club with Jennifer Mnyusi and the children during the handover on Saturday.

Kalawa VW Club with Jennifer Mnyusi and the children during the handover on Saturday.

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A group of car junkies turned heads in Makhaza recently but for a different reason.

The crew of Kalawa VW Club donated school uniforms and stationery to two orphans from Khayelitsha over the weekend.

Club member Olwethu Dantyi said the donation was part of their charity in the community, which was initiated in 2016.

“We were looking for a family that is struggling financially to assist them with back to school resources.”

He said in the course of their search, they learned that there was a Jennifer Mnyusi, who had adopted two children.

The children were orphans, and the club had also discovered that life was not easy.

“So we decided to get together and buy shoes, uniform and stationery,” said Dyantyi.

The children were orphaned in July 2016 after their mother passed away.

Mnyusi said that the children were grateful of their gifts and that it was difficult taking care of three children.

“We want to thank them because they encourage young children to go to school. They did a good thing for these children,” said Mnyusi.

She said that the donation will help alleviate the challenge of fretting over their uniforms.

“Its the daily things that are a problem like food and then clothing when the seasons are changing. We want to say thank to the club because other kids are now looking up to them and see them helping others,” she said.

Dantyi said that charity was one of the cornerstones of their club, along with convoys, car shows as well as attending to events in the townships.

“As much as there are stereotypes about this sort of club, we are working guys, so we put together money to buy the goods we donate.”

The club is made up of people who drive the Mk 1 to 3 VW Golfs, so people assume that we are criminals but we just regular guys,” he said.

The seven month old club has members from areas as diverse as Khayelitsha, Langa, Gugulethu, Claremont and Delft.

Dyantyi said members were committed to dig deep in their pockets to do more charity work in the new year.

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