Cedarville children get Christmas gifts

2017-12-22 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedPSA members and children at the handover of the gifts and donations.

PHOTO: suppliedPSA members and children at the handover of the gifts and donations.

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CHRISTMAS gifts and books from the trade union, Public Servants Association of South Africa (PSA), were given to 70 children from underprivileged families in Cedarville on December 7.

Cedarville is a farming area and many residents depend on social grants to survive.

Because of high poverty rate in the area Good Samaritans Xoliswa and Daliwonga Luthuli from Cedarville collect donations from people, churches and organisations to feed some of the children every Sunday.

“We use the Apostolic Faith Mission Church to feed the children every Sunday and congregants help with groceries sometimes. The project was initiated in 2004 after we found that many children are struggling because of poverty,” said Xoliswa, thanking the PSA for the donations.

Zoleka Ngebhe, a PSA shop steward in Mthatha said the union has a social responsibility programme that identifies poor families and donates to them.

“We support projects that do well in poor communities and there are many projects we are going to help with,” said Ngebhe. Some children, who don’t have birth certificates, are assisted by Xoliswa and Apostolic­ Faith Mission congregants.

PSA shop steward Bulelani Nqeketo said the union wants all children to enjoy Christmas­.

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