You made the difference

2016-06-21 06:00
 Photo: NOSIPHO MKHIZEMike Kopelowitz of unlimited getting ready to plant at iNhlakanipho Crech.

Photo: NOSIPHO MKHIZEMike Kopelowitz of unlimited getting ready to plant at iNhlakanipho Crech.

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ON Friday, 18 June, more than 360 people opened their hearts and gave of their time to make a difference in the lives of over 330 children on The Unlimited’s Love Day!.

Four crèches were transformed by people who pitched in to create bright and beautiful learning environments.

This project was the brainchild of The Unlimited, a financial services company, that is passionate about making a positive impact through the early childhood education initiative, The Unlimited Child. Over and above its work through this organisation, for the past seven years The Unlimited has also spent two days a year transforming crèches in and around the Hillcrest area.

This year, the company rallied volunteers from the community to help reach five crèches, all of which are situated in the Upper Highway community.

Trading normal work hours for paintbrushes and spades, the volunteers played their part by joining in to fix playground equipment, create veggie patches, fix windows, hang curtains, paint buildings and classrooms and so much more.

Among the people who joined up for The Unlimited Love Day was popular DJ, Damon Beard who showed off his talent with both a paintbrush and a hammer on the day. “What an amazing experience! It was incredible to see so many people just getting out there and being inspired to make a difference,” Beard said.

Many companies in the Upper Highway area also opened their hearts and contributed to making the day a great success. These included Build-It Pinetown which supplied the DIY goods and paint, Extreme Inflatables which sponsored a jumping castle at Sibahle Crèche, Playground World for donating and installing a jungle gym at Inhlakanipho Creche, Acutts Property for the juices and Botha’s Hill Butchery for the viennas for the children’s food packs, Chicken Express for sponsoring 100 chicken meals for the children at Siyaphambili Crèche and Superclean for donating toilet rolls for the four crèches.

While everyone agreed that The Unlimited’s Love Day was enjoyable and a great day out, the most rewarding part was having the opportunity to make a difference in so many little lives. - Supplied

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