Call to donate winter clothes for infants

2019-07-30 06:01

Bachelor of Technology students in Public Relations from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) have called on the public to donate baby clothes for the children of Ubuntu House in Goodwood for their Winter Drive campaign.

The campaign came about when the students were given an assignment to raise funds for any charity of their choice. The students identified Ubuntu House because a few of them used to volunteer at the home.

When they enquired on what the home needs, the students were told there was not enough food and clothes for the children.

“That is when we decided to collect winter clothes, food and toiletries for the children,” one of the students, Jamie Gideon said.

Currently, the seven students who are part of the drive, have collected three black refuse bags full of clothes, a travel bag full of baby food as well as toiletries for newborns to 12-months-old children.

Gideon said giving to this campaign would mean so much to the children, even though they are too young to know what has been done for them.

“The orphanage does not really have anything, and lending a helping hand does make one feel good about themselves.”

Ubuntu House project manager Naas Vermaak said the campaign was a wonderful gesture.

“We do have people coming in from time to time; taking time, donating necessities to the house. By spreading the word, people do care and open their hearts and hands for a worthwhile cause like Ubuntu House,” he said.

The house currently takes care of 11 children temporarily until they are placed in their permanent foster homes.

It was started in 2003 as a project of the Apostolic Faith Mission executive welfare council after they saw the number of abandoned babies who had no place to be taken to and be cared for.V For more information email info@ubuntuhouse.co.za or call 021 592 0610.

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