NPO aims to help uplift streetkids

2019-10-09 06:00
Hearts With Compassion With A Difference (HWCWAD) at a recent initiative.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Hearts With Compassion With A Difference (HWCWAD) at a recent initiative.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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NON-PROFIT organisation Hearts With Compassion With A Difference (HWCWAD) will host a fundraising initiative at TPA Primary School on November 2 from noon.

Assisting HWCWAD in raising funds is car audio and events company Bass Syndicate, who is organising a grand car show comprising a sound off, show and shine and parkoff for the event.

HWCWAD founder Shireen Govender said the organisation works with victims of abuse, regardless of gender, getting them appropriate help. Their main concern is the underprivileged and down-trodden.

Govender said the funds raised at the event will be used for three different initiatives, including a feeding project for local street children.

“We don’t only plan on feeding street children in Raisethorpe but we also plan on organising a show for street children to showcase their talent,” said Govender, who added that seeing a video of two street children from Raisethorpe singing beautifully motivated her to do something for them.

“Giving them a platform to showcase their talent will not only boost their confidence but it will also show them that they’re individuals who should acknowledge their talent,” said Govender.

For the talent show, the organisation will work together with Youth for Christ and the SAPS to raise awareness on drug abuse.

A portion of the proceeds will go towards organising a Christmas event for underprivileged families and orphaned children.

“We will also be visiting a community-based NPO for a huge Christmas initiative. We haven’t decided on which NPO to go with as yet,” said Govender.

The car show and shine will run from 2 pm to 5 pm and the sound off will start at 5.30 pm.

Entrants wishing to showcase their cars need to register before the show. Entrance costs R10, drivers who have registered receive free entry. The event will be for the whole family as there will be jumping castles, face painting, and food stalls.

“We also humbly request sponsors from the public and business sector to help make this event possible,” said Govender.

For more information on the show, call Akash at 083 278 1352 or Shireen at 084 511 1216.

For drivers wishing to register, contact Bhavish at 063 020 0526.

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