Give for kids’ party

2016-11-08 06:00

With Christmas around the corner a training and development foundation in Vrygrond is again calling for help to host a Christmas party for children in the community they serve.

For the past decade, the Where Rainbows Meet organisation has been holding Christmas parties for over 3000 children from Overcome Heights and Vrygrond.

The parties will be held over two days. They are hoping to light up the children’s faces again this year.

Mymoena Scholtz, foundation director, says their effort is for the little ones who are often forgotten.

“We are doing it for the snotty children. The dirty faced ones who often don’t get presents because they are too young to go to crèche or their parents just can’t afford a present. The ones who are often left to roam our streets.

“In these areas those who go to crèche have their little parties; at least they get presents. Our target is those who are at home. They are often miserable and they don’t have Christmas presents. We just want to do something for them. Show them that they are loved and also share the Christmas spirit with them,” she says.

Despite them having held these parties for years they say they still depend on the open hearts of people.

“Each year we hope and pray that something comes through for us to make this possible. We are appealing to everyone as they go for their shopping to at least buy a toy or give us money or help us with food to give these little ones the best Christmas. The communities they come from are full of challenges and we just don’t want them to feel left out. We want them to enjoy Christmas like any other person and forget about their challenges for a while,” says Scholtz.

Scholtz says they work with communities and where there is a need they must help.

“We really don’t have the funds and we rely on people who donate to us. We have been working in this community long enough to know their problems. My passion is with children and I work extra hard to make sure that they are well looked after and they are allowed to be children.

“These Christmas parties that we have give so much joy and fulfilment. Nothing beats that feeling of seeing kids sitting around together anxiously opening their Christmas presents to see what’s inside. We can’t do this alone and we are asking for help from everyone who can help us.”

V Contact Where Rainbows Meet on 021 701 0328 or mymoena.scholtz@gmail.com.

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