Welfare’s urgent plea for food

2018-05-22 06:00
PHOTO: nosipho mkhizeTHE Pinetown-Highway Child and Family Welfare Society co-ordinator Ellen Attwell pleads for food donations.

PHOTO: nosipho mkhizeTHE Pinetown-Highway Child and Family Welfare Society co-ordinator Ellen Attwell pleads for food donations.

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THE Pinetown-Highway Child and Family Welfare Society (PHCFWS) are requesting the community, businesses and various organisations to assist with dry and canned food which is distributed to their beneficiaries.

PHCFWS co-ordinator Ellen Attwell said: “We are requesting for canned food, samp, maize meal, soap, rice, sugar, beans, powdered milk, baby milk and nappies.”

Attwell said that the welfare is also in need of new or second-hand laptops or desktop PCs for staff to complete their work.

“Our social workers at the organisation need more laptops to complete the NFD’s — their monthly stats said that they submit to the Department of Social Development in order to receive the organisation’s subsidy payout. We need to submit our reports to court, Children’s Home, SASSA etc. and without the PCs we are at a standstill.

PHCFWS is a non-profit organisation which provides child protection services that promotes, protects and enhances the safety, well-being and healthy development of children.

“Our mission is to protect and care for children within and outside families, to strengthen families and community life through rendering therapeutic and community development services to families and communities experiencing problems.

“To create community awareness and concern for the basic needs of children and families in a bid to empower communities to assume responsibility for their children and strengthen the concept of Ubuntu.”

The society has sub offices namely at Impola Clinic, St. Wendolins, Mariannridge Clinic, Wyebank Clinic, Mariannhill, Molweni Resource Centre, KwaNyuswa, KwaNgcolosi, Shallcross Clinic, Tshelimnyama Clinic, Burlington Crèche, Luganda Resource Centre, Savannah Park Community Hall and Dassenhoek Councillors office.

“The society with the generous support of the community and business provides food parcels for those in dire need. The society is running short of food and we are pleading to the community to donate to the society.”

To donate to the Pinetown-Highway Child and Family Welfare Society contact 031 701 3288 or 084 016 8913 or e-mail: pinetowncws@mweb.co.za

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