Donation a warm gesture

2016-06-22 06:00
BENEFICIARIES of the St Kizito Children's Programme’s blanket donation, with their blankets. Photo: Thabo Mokoena

BENEFICIARIES of the St Kizito Children's Programme’s blanket donation, with their blankets. Photo: Thabo Mokoena

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TSHESENG. – The cold winter nights will be a little warmer for the orphans and vulnerable children of the St Kizito Children’s Programme in the Tsheseng Village in Qwaqwa.

This non-profit organisation donated 368 blankets to the children in their programme on Friday (17/06).

This was the first time that blankets were donated to the children, as they usually receive donations of school uniforms and other necessities.

Sello Sedi, organisation coordinator, said the donation came about after home visits to their beneficiaries.

“We took our time and visited the children to see where they sleep and we found a huge need for blankets. We talked to our funders to intervene and they agreed to help us, hence we donated that big number of 368 blankets,” he said.

He said the blankets were for the children, no one else.

“We don’t want to see those blankets on top of the wardrobe waiting for visitors. Children must use them and enjoy the warmth this winter. Everyone who wishes to help the centre is welcome at our offices,” he concluded.

Themba Sepalo, one of the beneficiaries, said he was very happy with the blanket he had received from the organisation.

“It is very cold, but I am sure this blanket will keep me warm at night,” he said.

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