Local business treats crèche children

2017-10-10 06:00
With some of the items for the crèche (from left) Jacques Engelbrecht, Bruce Houghting and Renee Perkin of Cash Converters Hillcrest.PhotoS: KALISHA NAICKER

With some of the items for the crèche (from left) Jacques Engelbrecht, Bruce Houghting and Renee Perkin of Cash Converters Hillcrest.PhotoS: KALISHA NAICKER

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THIRTY excited children from the Esibusisweni Crèche and Orphanage visited Cash Converters at Oxford Village Centre in Hillcrest on Friday for a day of treats and entertainment organised by the store.

Renee Perkin from Cash Converters says this is how the store gives back to the community.

“It is a way for us to engage in social responsibility and it is an awesome treat for the children.”

She said Cash Converters staff heard about Esibusisweni Crèche and Orphanage when one of their volunteers visited the store to buy a cell phone and explained he needed it for fund-raising for the NPO.

“When we learnt about this NPO we wanted to make a difference in the lives of the children there. We rallied a few resources and sponsors and planned a fun day for them.”

Children were spoilt with treats and fun and games.

Buhle Dlamini of Esibusisweni Crèche and Orphanage said the NPO was started by her mother Busiswe­.

“My mom owned the land and always said what better way to use it than to care for the community in which she lives, which is why she opened Esibusisweni.

“We receive no government funding and are always looking to host fund-raisers or get sponsors.”

She said they are grateful for this gesture by Cash Converters.

“This was such a special treat for the children. It was also the first time they had been to Hillcrest. Thank you to everyone who has made this day a success,” she said.

She appealed to the community to help with donations, food, clothes, toys and even volunteer at the centre.

“Any assistance we receive will be greatly appreciated.”

To assist, contact Chris on 076 202 2963.

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