Food relief for Greytown’s UNDERPRIVILEGED

2020-04-22 06:00
Sohail (front, left) and his mother Sajidah Manzoor distribute food hampers to the needy. photo: supplied

Sohail (front, left) and his mother Sajidah Manzoor distribute food hampers to the needy. photo: supplied

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FOOD hampers and clothes are distributed to the community members in Greytown to assist them ease the financial strains caused by the Covid-19 national lockdown.

A resident, Sajidah Manzoor, took the initiative upon herself to call on nearby residents to donate towards the project in a bid to assist people in need and those coming from disadvantaged families. Her son Sohail (10), a Grade 5 pupil from Wembley College joined forces and assist his mother in making the project a success.

“I would like to thank everyone who has so generously contributed towards the hamper distribution thus far. Together we have been able to feed a lot of homes; mainly because of your contributions without which this would not have been possible. So a big thank you to everyone.

“In order to make this process a little bit less time consuming, I have decided that I will only be distributing hampers weekly on a Friday.

This also enables me to collect all contributions by the Wednesday and make up the hampers on a Thursday. So it is my request to everyone who is willing and able to make any contributions to please do so by every Wednesday at the latest.

Any contributions received after the Wednesday will be allocated towards the next week’s distribution.”

To further ease this process Aheers Supermarket have opened an account for Greytown Hamper Distribution, so if anyone is willing to contribute they can pay directly to Aheers Supermarket.

“In-store payment can be made to account number 6, which is the Greytown Hamper Distribution account. So the next time you are shopping, please can you make a payment of even R10 into this account to help this cause. Items for hampers will be purchased using the credit in this account.

“A lot of people have been asking to which organisation I belong. I do not belong to any organisation; but I do work under the Revive – Greytown banner. I am merely trying to be of assistance in my personal capacity as an individual. I am open to any queries anyone may have in order to put their minds at ease.

No funds collected are used for myself or my family. You are welcome to request invoices and a list of funds received thus far and query where I have given hampers.

A list of addresses to which “I have made hamper deliveries is also available. Should anyone want to join in with the assembling of hampers or distribution you are most welcome to join at any time.

“I do not need to know who you are or your reasons for requesting a hamper, all I need is an address with the number of people in the household. Your privacy is of utmost importance to me and your details will not be shared unless imperative. So rest assured I will not be causing any embarrassment to you if you request a hamper.

“If each of us even takes out R10 per head in our families and contributes weekly towards these hampers it will go a long way in helping another less fortunate family.

There are families that are in dire need of every morsel of food, something some of us take for granted, and until exposed to these situations; we are not aware that a problem really exists out there,” she said.

Contact Manzoor on WhatsApp 074 752 6700/074 770 8778 or email manzoorsaj@yahoo.com.

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