POPS annual winter drive in full swing

2016-04-13 06:00
Rayhaan Botha (13), a Pops Foundation Winter Drive volunteer, with some of the donations they have received.        Photo: SUPPLIED

Rayhaan Botha (13), a Pops Foundation Winter Drive volunteer, with some of the donations they have received. Photo: SUPPLIED

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HOMELESSNESS, poverty and destitution can happen to anyone, for a wide variety of reasons. This fact of life is what pushes the POPS Foundation to go full steam ahead with what is now their fifth annual Winter Drive.

The POPS (The People Opposing Poverty in Society Foundation) Foundation is a registered non-profit organisation feeding over 60 000 meals per month.

The winter drive started on April 1 and will run until June 1, 2016. Immediately thereafter POPS will begin with the process of distributing food parcels, clothes and blankets in June.

“Our goal is to assist the needy, including those in informal settlements, as well as the most vulnerable in the Northern Areas. You can assist us with your prayers, which are greatly appreciated,” said Xenny Brown, POPS Foundation spokesperson.

“Of equally great assistance would be warm winter clothing for adults and children, blankets and non-perishable food such as canned goods, rice, samp, mealie meal, pasta, sugar, soya mince, oil, etc. These are then made up into parcels for distribution to needy families.

The efforts of an individual may seem small, but collectively we can make a huge difference in the lives of those less fortunate,” Brown said.

As an organization composed entirely of volunteers, POPS Foundation is responsible for the provision of more than 60 000 meals each month to soup kitchens, day care centres, orphanages, old age homes, shelters for the homeless and families in need.

POPS Foundation receives no funding or grants, and are dependent on sponsors from businesses and the community.

For more info call Mureedah Botha on 083 738 8436.

Drop off points for donations are: Beetlestone Kwikspar, South Boulevard Café and Autosport Cleary Park.

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