Donate to kids’ party

2017-11-21 06:01

Help the Margo Hilda Foundation put a smile on 300 young faces by supporting its Christmas party taking place at Pinelands sport field on Sunday 3 December.

The foundation is looking for donations and sponsors for the event where they will prepare a full meal for disadvantaged children and give them gifts of toys and entertain them with music and face painting.

The children, from Siyaphambili Orphan Village in Langa, St Francis Children’s Home in Athlone and the Unity Foundation in Vygieskraal, will atttend the foundation’s first Christmas party.

Its founder Margo Fortune says the idea came about last year when her family helped another needy family.

“My grandmother has taught me that it is better to give than to receive, a truth that has always been the core foundation of our family. It brings me pleasure every time I get an opportunity to give to those who are less fortunate because it gives hope where there isn’t hope,” she adds.

“The day will comprise a warm meal shared together, games, which will include a sack race and dancing competition. The winners will be rewarded and every child will take home a Christmas present. We are also looking for people who would help with face painting, a jumping castle and a magician to entertain the children on the day.”

She says they need 150kg chicken drumsticks, 50kg rice, 100kg potatoes, 20F cooking oil, five bags of onions and 300 packets of NikNaks, 300 small boxes of juice, 300 mini-chocolates, 300 apples, 300 bananas and 300 donuts.

Fortune has partnered with two locals who share her interests, hip-hop artist Ayanda “Aux Gawd” Mfundisi and Brian Sango.

Sango says when Fortune approached him he thought it was an opportunity to get to do something for the benefit of others.

Siphokazi Xameni, manager of Siya­phamili Orphan Village, says they are happy to be one of the beneficiaries. She says this means the children will get to enjoy a normal Christmas party like other ­children.

Xameni says ten children, aged three to 16, stay at the home full time and 55 others receive meals and after-school care at the home.

V For information contact Margo Fortune on 060 480 0081 or margohildafoundation@­gmail.­com, Sango on 081 422 4787 or Aux Gawd on 076 745 8287.

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