Youth fight hunger, cold

2015-06-30 06:00
This group of young people aims to help the homeless and the less fortunate in their communities with a food and blanket drive next weekend.

This group of young people aims to help the homeless and the less fortunate in their communities with a food and blanket drive next weekend.

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Giving to those who are less fortunate is the main objective of a group of young people from Tokai and elsewhere. And they’re doing this through a food and blanket drive of their own initiative.

Dale Hendricks, a 24-year-old of Cafda, and a few of his friends came up with the initiative to have a food and blanket drive next Saturday for the less fortunate and the homeless.

Hendricks says the drive not only alleviates short-term hunger and cold, but also enhances the quality of life in the circumstances the less fortunate are living in.

“There, however, are limited resources available due to lack of financial funding as we are just a group of young adults doing it out of our own pockets and love for community upliftment and also bringing about positive change,” he says.

Hendricks says the initiative is also to create awareness among the youth of the situation and environment in which some of our fellow brothers and sisters live.

The youth involved in the project hail from various communities, including Pa­row, Tokai, Ottery and Retreat.

Hendricks and his friends are now calling on the public, local businesses and other community organisations to help them fulfil their goals.

“We are requesting the assistance of organisations to sponsor our initiative with donations of any kind to help us make this initiative a success and more sustainable,” he says.

He further says that the generosity of all involved will be greatly appreciated by himself and all the youth involved in this initiative.

“We are confident that our request will be favourably received in the interest of uplifting our communities,” he says.

The food and blanket drive will take place in Muizenberg, Retreat, Wynberg, Southfield and Grassy Park from 09:00.

The group will meet on Prince George Drive at 5th Avenue, Grassy Park.

For more information or if you would like to donate food and blankets contact Hendricks on 078 008 9331 or daleybread@­

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