Big brands aid Missionvale residents affected by fires

2017-07-12 06:03
Several big brands donated items, including food parcels, to the Missionvale community members who were affected by the recent fires.Photo:SUPPLIED

Several big brands donated items, including food parcels, to the Missionvale community members who were affected by the recent fires.Photo:SUPPLIED

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IN the aftermath of the recent fires that broke out across Nelson Mandela Bay, Kimberly-Clark (K-C) partnered with Mango Airlines and BidAir to provide the affected community members with certain essential items.

They recently arranged donations from a few big brands to change the lives of children at Missionvale Care Centre.

The donated items include BabySoft Toilet Tissue, Huggies Nappy Pants and food parcels.

The centre is located in the poor informal settlement of Missionvale which has one of the highest rates of unemployment in the region.

It seeks to address the needs of the community through its various institutions and initiatives, including a primary school, children’s support and development programmes, health unit to compliment municipal clinics, clothing warehouse and Christmas Cheer projects.

The centre, which provides pre- and postnatal care to mothers, will be distributing the donated Huggies Nappy Pants.

Missionvale Care Centre also provides more than 1 000 people with food every week.

The service is open to anyone, provided they bring along an item that can be recycled.

This ensures that the community members take responsibility for their surroundings and help clean up the environment.

The Mango Airlines, BidAir Cargo and Kimberly-Clark representatives, who were inspired by Missionvale Care Centre’s work in the community, echoed Winston Churchill’s sentiments, saying, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

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