Aids centre gets ‘wipes’ donation

2016-04-05 06:00
 Photo: supplied The Cityhope Disaster Relief team at Hact with scores of hygiene wipes for the centre.

Photo: supplied The Cityhope Disaster Relief team at Hact with scores of hygiene wipes for the centre.

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CITYHOPE Disaster Relief in Hillcrest is a non-profit organisation with a unique mission – to partner with businesses, organisations and church groups to facilitate relief efforts and deliver aid to communities and nations affected by disaster situations.

Aside from being involved in a number of local and international relief missions, including more recently, a quest to Greece to assist thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing their homelands due to civil war and terrorism, Cityhope acknowledges the plight of closer-to-home causes where needs are always on the rise.

Having received 100 boxes of Doves Hygiene Wipes from their donor, Premier FMCG, newly appointed general manager of Cityhope Disaster Relief, Lori Reardon and her team, called upon The Hillcrest Aids Centre to donate the wipes to both its respite unit as well as to its granny support groups in outlying KZN communities.

Arriving at the Hillcrest Aids Centre on 22 March, Cityhope’s team were greeted by nursing staff and patients who were delighted and intrigued by the number of boxes arriving on their doorstep.

Some of the children being cared for in the unit were excited about the unpacking of the boxes and loved the spirit of giving.

The wipes were the perfect solution in providing a seemingly luxurious, but all-too handy product for staff and patients’ use. The wipes are made from 100% cotton wool which is soft and gentle and ideal when it comes to caring for delicate skin, especially for those in poor health.

While to the average consumer a pack of wet wipe is fairly inexpensive, when needed in volumes as a quick solution for cleaning one’s hands or changing a baby’s nappy, the cost soon escalates.

The staff at The Hillcrest Aids Centre were therefore delighted by the donation and Cityhope is proud to be involved in “making the load a little lighter”, especially where those affected by the HIV/Aids pandemic is dire.

To find out more about Cityhope Disaster Relief and how you can be a part of its mission, go to or call 086 11 22331.

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