POPS annual winter drive in full swing

2016-04-13 06:00
Rayhaan Botha (13), a Pops Foundation Winter Drive volunteer, with some of the donations they have received.        Photo: SUPPLIED

Rayhaan Botha (13), a Pops Foundation Winter Drive volunteer, with some of the donations they have received. Photo: SUPPLIED

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

HOMELESSNESS, poverty and destitution can happen to anyone, for a wide variety of reasons. This fact of life is what pushes the POPS Foundation to go full steam ahead with what is now their fifth annual Winter Drive.

The POPS (The People Opposing Poverty in Society Foundation) Foundation is a registered non-profit organisation feeding over 60 000 meals per month.

The winter drive started on April 1 and will run until June 1, 2016. Immediately thereafter POPS will begin with the process of distributing food parcels, clothes and blankets in June.

“Our goal is to assist the needy, including those in informal settlements, as well as the most vulnerable in the Northern Areas. You can assist us with your prayers, which are greatly appreciated,” said Xenny Brown, POPS Foundation spokesperson.

“Of equally great assistance would be warm winter clothing for adults and children, blankets and non-perishable food such as canned goods, rice, samp, mealie meal, pasta, sugar, soya mince, oil, etc. These are then made up into parcels for distribution to needy families.

The efforts of an individual may seem small, but collectively we can make a huge difference in the lives of those less fortunate,” Brown said.

As an organization composed entirely of volunteers, POPS Foundation is responsible for the provision of more than 60 000 meals each month to soup kitchens, day care centres, orphanages, old age homes, shelters for the homeless and families in need.

POPS Foundation receives no funding or grants, and are dependent on sponsors from businesses and the community.

For more info call Mureedah Botha on 083 738 8436.

Drop off points for donations are: Beetlestone Kwikspar, South Boulevard Café and Autosport Cleary Park.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.