23-28/11/2015 - Food Distribution in Namaqualand

Gift of the Givers reaches out to the people of Namaqualand with 3000 Food Parcels.

The land of, as they call it, “the forgotten people” is a dry but mineral rich region that attracts a flock of tourists to its spectacular abundance of wild flowers. Gift of the Givers and the teams from SAfm and Radio Sonder Grense went searching for what lies beyond the beauty and witnessed the tremendous poverty.

The name Gift of the Givers spread like wild fire through Namaqualand as people became aware of our trucks that made its rounds through each “dorpie” handing out food parcels to the most deserving people who were identified by priests and community leaders.

Social ills are crippling the community and this became abundantly clear when recipients made comments like:

“Thank you, today God has answered my prayer”
“ When I woke up this morning I did not know where my next plate of food would come from”
“Thank God now I can put some of this food away for Christmas”

A tremendous amount of work and background logistics went into the delivery of aid as our trucks made several trips back and forth for two months, delivering and storing goods in a warehouse which was eventually distributed to 3 areas per day, sometimes till 2am.

A great thank you to Rev. Earl Richards from the Anglican church who facilitated the process of the distribution and to Norbit Nel for the use of his store at no charge to Gift of the Givers.

  • 3000 Food Parcels
  • 800  Huggies Disposable Nappies
  • 3000 Clothing Packs
  • 3000 Hygiene and Detergent Packs

Total Project Value: R2.5 million

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27/11/2015 - Namaqualand Kids Party

27/11/2015 - Namaqualand Kids Party

Gift of the Givers hosted a Christmas party for the children who, at the sight of Santa arriving on a big green truck, brought the house with cheerful screams. The children received:

  • Fruit
  • Sweets Packs
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Gifts
  • Entertainment

Total Project Value: R150 000.00

 

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01-25/11/2015 - KZN Personal Hygiene Pack Distribution

01-25/11/2015 - KZN Personal Hygiene Pack Distribution

Gift of the Givers distributes Personal Hygiene, Detergent and Biscuit Packs KZN communities.

Recipient Quantity Project Value
Chatsworth Community 1000 Personal Hygiene  Packs R350 000.00
Manor Community, PMB 21 Personal Hygiene Packs R31 920.00
Eastwood Community Hall, PMB 300 Personal Hygiene Packs R105 000.00
Kwapata Community 500 Personal Hygiene Packs R175 000.00
Oceanview
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21/11/2015 - Northdale Hospital Crisis Centre

21/11/2015 - Northdale Hospital Crisis Centre

In honour of the 16 Days of Activism against violence toward women, men and children; the Gift of the Givers Careline counselling team visited the Northdale Hospital Crisis centre and handed over 100 comfort packs to survivors of abuse. Sr Maharaj and her dedicated staff were extremely appreciative and said that they hoped the luxurious packs of personal vanity and hygiene items would play a part

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24/11/2015 - SUBZ Project

24/11/2015 - SUBZ Project

Earlier this year Gift of the Givers Careline Counselling had a public screening of the “Girl Rising” which documented the extreme difficulties that young girls in developing countries are faced with to access basic education, which is every child's universal right. South Africa is no exception. Studies indicate that a teenage girl who cannot afford sanitary towels will be absent from school for

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02-09/11/2015 - KZN Personal Hygiene Pack Distribution

02-09/11/2015 - KZN Personal Hygiene Pack Distribution

Gift of the Givers undertook a number of distributions of Personal Hygiene Packs in KZN.

Recipient

Quantity

Project Value

Arthur Blaxall School for the Blind, Pietermaritzburg

  • 250 Personal Hygiene Packs
  • 250 Oranges

R151 000.00

Emaqunquo Community, Pietermaritzburg

  • 100 Personal Hygiene Packs
  • 100 Detergent
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