Celebrating Children’s Dignity Week - making a difference

2015-09-24 06:00

Lions Club members from around the world were requested to join in a worldwide week of service to children by celebrating “Children’s Dignity Week”.

“The international event is designed to benefit the most vulnerable members of our communities and to help us achieve our ‘Centennial Service Challenge Goal’ of serving 100 million people by 2017,” said Lions District Governor Bokkie Oberholzer.

The Uitenhage Lions Club approached the Ubuntu Community Development Solutions (UCDS) NPO which hosts an ongoing project, the Child Clean up Campaign.

The project provides underprivileged children and children that live on the street with a hot shower/bath, addresses hygiene issues, dresses them in clean clothes, feeds and entertains them for the morning.

The UCDS, assisted by the Uitenhage Lions Club, Uitenhage Round Table, Community Policing Forum and Ladies from Kwanobuhle provided 60 children with the aforementioned service at the Uitenhage Central Sports Fields.

“These children are in a desperate need through no fault of their own and every opportunity to make a difference in their lives should be provided for them as they are our future,” said Lions President Juan Hay.

In order for the UCDS to continue with providing this essential service, volunteers to assist and donations of children’s clothing, toiletries, linen and eating utensils are requested.

)For more information on UCDS please contact Angie Nell on 073 982 2628

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