Let’s lend a helping hand

2018-05-29 06:00
Kim Griffiths from the Robin Hood Foundation.PHOTO: phindile shozi

Kim Griffiths from the Robin Hood Foundation.PHOTO: phindile shozi

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“LENDING a helping hand is five times better than donating a lump sum of cash to the underprivileged.” — These are the words of Kim Griffiths from the Robin Hood Foundation.

Griffiths said that she can attest that showing love to the less fortunate can bring you the greatest gratitude you can ever ask for.

Griffiths recalled one of the events where the Robin Hood Foundation donated to a children's home in the area and how it touched her heart.

“When we first got there, the children were referring to me as ‘mlungu’ meaning a white person, but after I had spent some time with them they then called me ‘aunt’," Griffiths said.

“I didn’t know what they were calling me as I was enjoying spending time with them until one of the helpers brought it to my attention, but I didn’t mind and after quite some time they started calling me aunt which was their way of showing gratitude for what we’ve offered them,” Griffiths said.

Griffiths said that the children showed her gratitude and that people should appreciate what they have rather than complaining. “There are people who don’t have anything but they are the most happiest. Gratitude is what I’m preaching to the public because there’s nothing more you can reward yourself with,” said Griffiths.

Griffiths urged the public to spend more time with the people from the disadvantaged backgrounds because the love they’ll show you will bring warmth to your heart. “Let us all try and spread the love,” Griffiths said.

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