Honouring Madiba’s legacy

2016-07-12 06:05

In honour of Mandela Day, People’s Post will be reaching out to the children of Patricia’s Home of Hope in Vrygrond – and we want our readers to be part of the celebration.

The facility is part of the Eniwe Children’s Fund whose mission is to improve the lives of abandoned and underprivileged children through various housing, feeding and skills development initiatives in the Western Cape.

At present the home in Vrygrond cares for 13 children (eight boys and five girls) with ages ranging from 2 to 15, and our readers can help us help them with some of their needs.

To feed these children costs R7000 every month and while cash donations are welcome, People’s Post wants to assist with grocery donations – like samp and beans, pap, split peas, lentils, canned foods, vegetables, pasta, pasta sauce, juices, milk, butter, jam. There is also a need for shampoo, soap, toothpaste and sanitary pads.

Donations of warm clothes and shoes (new or second-hand) for the children will also be welcomed.

There is also the need for some handy hands and building materials for improvements to the home’s kitchen and bathroom.

Some windows and door frames need to be replaced, and tiling or flooring for the facility needs attention. A new bathroom suite, hot water geyser and painting will also add comfort.

The facility is also looking for a new or second-hand fridge in good working order.

There are also plans for some extensions to the building to allow for more living space.V Grocery and clothing donations can be dropped off at People’s Post office (3rd floor, Bloemhof building, 112 Edward Street, Bellville) before Friday 15 July. Readers who wish to donate bigger items, building material or offer their services, can contact the People’s Post office on 021 910 6500 or post@peoplespost to pledge their support.

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