In support of young women

2018-09-18 06:01
PHOTO: phindile shoziHillcrest High School headmaster Mr Girvin (far left) presents a cheque to Robin Hood Foundation co-ordinator Kim Griffiths Jones. In attendance are representatives from Dis-Chem, People to People and Angel Fund as well as Dis-chem KZN regional manager Candace van Wyk and Hillcrest High School social worker Mrs Kowlesur.

PHOTO: phindile shoziHillcrest High School headmaster Mr Girvin (far left) presents a cheque to Robin Hood Foundation co-ordinator Kim Griffiths Jones. In attendance are representatives from Dis-Chem, People to People and Angel Fund as well as Dis-chem KZN regional manager Candace van Wyk and Hillcrest High School social worker Mrs Kowlesur.

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PUPILS from Hillcrest High School raised funds and collected pads to donate to the Dis-Chem Foundation’s One Million Comforts campaign in support of underprivileged girls.

The One Million Comforts campaign is a sanitary drive where people donate pads, which can be placed in collection bins at Dis-Chem outlets, to be distributed to schools as no child should miss school because she has started her period.

KwaZulu Natal Regional Manager Candace van Wyk said the campaign was launched three years ago when everybody got involved and bought pads to donate to the collection boxes within their stores.

“The One Million Comforts campaign ended at the end of July. However, soon after we were approached by Hillcrest High School who said they wanted to be a part of it. I told them that it was over but they said that they still wanted to be part of it and I gave them the go-ahead.”

The donations went to the Robin Hood Foundation (RHF).

RHF co-ordinator Kim Griffith Jones said that it is always so incredible to see the youth standing together to make a difference.

“What wonderful support from the young pupils at Hillcrest High — raising over R5 000 as well as all the bags of sanitary towels they’ve collected is quite remarkable and an absolute blessing for their young peers at eThembeni School for the Disabled and Visually Impaired,” said Jones.

Hillcrest High School social worker Mrs Kowlesur said the pupils under the People to People and Angel Fund wanted to get involved because it was a worthy cause, saying: “All the girls and boys donated towards this good initiative because they wanted to help those who are in need of the sanitary pads and also donated money,” she said.

Jones said the RHF will be hosting their fifth Annual “Celebration of Life” at eThembeni on September 18 and the funds donated will be used to purchase some of the toiletries they so desperately need.

“Thank you Hillcrest High and thank you Dis-Chem for your fantastic support and generosity; we so value our partnerships with such amazing people and organisations who share our vision for making a difference in the community we live in,” she said.

For more information about the RHF’s Celebration of Life at eThembeni School send an e-mail to
info@robinhoodfoundation.co.za

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