13/10/2012 - KwaThema Kids Zoo Day

The kids from KwaThema enjoyed a fun day at the Johannesburg Zoo, courtesy of Gift of the Givers. Our team provided:

  • Entrance Fee for 30
  • Transportation
  • Meal
  • 30 Sweet Packs
  • 30 Fruit Packs

Total Project Value: R9 400.00

24/10/2012 - Bereavement Workshop at Aryan Benevolent Homes

24/10/2012 - Bereavement Workshop at Aryan Benevolent HomesThe Aryan Benevolent Home for the Destitute requested that Gift of the Givers Careline do some bereavement support work with their 32 inmates and 10 staff members. They are struggling to deal with the death of five of their inmates who passed on closely one after the other. Shirene Karodia a counsellor at the Careline helped them process their feelings using different techniques. They indicated  Read more  

31/10/2012 - Currys Post Primary School

31/10/2012 - Currys Post Primary School

On a cold and rainy day 20 preselected underprivileged pupils gathered at the assembly area of their school to receive Nutrition Packs whilst 200 elderly community members received Personal Hygiene Packs. These 2 groups of individuals come from poor homes and were grateful to not only GOTG but to the teachers and community worker who selected them as recipients.

Total Project Value: R70 500.00

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24/10/2012 - Mr Linda Twala Recognises GOTG's Service in Alexandra

24/10/2012 - Mr Linda Twala Recognises GOTG's Service in AlexandraCommunity leader, Mr Linda Twala from Phudadi, in Alexandra, hands over a prized picture of Nelson Mandela burning his pass book during the apartheid era. This gift was in recognition of the extensive service by Gift of the Givers to the Alex community over several years with special emphasis on the increased assistance in 2012 in commemoration of the 100 years of Alexandra this year.

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25/10/2012 - Kwadukuza Womens Circle

25/10/2012 - Kwadukuza Womens Circle

A picture only tells a small part of the gratitude each women felt as they received their own Personal Hygiene Packs from GOTG. All 100 women belong to a support group called Kwadukuza Womens Circle in Stanger, most of whom are unemployed.

Total Project Value: R35 000.00

 

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25/10/2012 - Presbyterian Beach Mission

25/10/2012 - Presbyterian Beach Mission200 poverty stricken families gathered at the Presbyterian Beach Mission Church on Durban Beach Front to receive 200 Personal Hygiene Packs from GOTG. These families were grateful as many face unemployment.

Total Project Value: R70 000.00
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24/10/2012 - Verulam Day and Frail Care Centre

24/10/2012 - Verulam Day and Frail Care Centre

The elderly of Verulam Day and Frail Care Centre were preparing to have a meal when pupils from Phoenix Heights Primary school entered the dinner hall. Their eyes lit up with joy as GOTG distributed their parcels as they enjoyed a meal provided by the pupils and staf of the school. Both the pupils and GOTG team served the elderly which made them feel appreciated, remembered and recognized as

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19-20-21/10/2012 Meadowland Cream Distribution

19-20-21/10/2012 Meadowland Cream Distribution

A big contribution of cream donated to GOTG by Unilever. It was a challenge distribuing 32310 litres of cream however the distributions ran smoothly over 3 days. With our vehicles fully loaded, recipients rans toward our team to collect their share of the cream. The areas in Gauteng we distributed in are as follows:

  • Alexandra
  • Orange farm
  • Johannesburg CBD
  • Riverlea
  • Malaw Cultural Centre in Mayfair
  • Boksburg
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18/10/2012 - Mayisela Community

18/10/2012 - Mayisela Community

Mayisela is a small community in Loskop with an impoverished group of people who struggle every day to make ends meet. When Gift of the Givers arrived with poverty relief items, the women ululated with absolute joy and appreciation.

  • 200 Personal Hygiene Packs
  • 5 Boxes of Cake Mix
  • 1 Pallet of Oranges
  • 1/2 Pallet of Grape Fruit
  • 10 x 25kg Mrs Balls Chutney
  • 1 x 10lt Handy Andy
  • 200g Rama Margarine
  • 1 x 25kg Large
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17/10/2012 - Mpophomeni Elderly

The clinic manager in Mpophomeni gathered100 senior citizens from nearby communities to receive 100 Personal Hygiene Packs from GOTG at the clinic. The seniors enjoy Gardening and Beadwork which they sell to help feed their families as they find it difficult to live on their pension alone.
Total Project Value: R35 000.00
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17/10/2012 - Haythorn Secondary School

17/10/2012 - Haythorn Secondary School

Mrs Mare', an educator at Haythorn Secondary School in Pietermaritzburg, witnesses the sadness of many of her students. Their living conditions are poor as they are being raised by either single parents or grandparents. This in itself is challenging and they find themselves desperately trying to make ends meet. She contacts Gift of the Givers who gladly distributes 150 Personal Hygiene Packs.

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17/10/2012 - Cinderella Park Community

17/10/2012 - Cinderella Park Community

Odette Hoosen, a community worker who runs a feeding scheme and assists with various other community projects, together with Esme, a health care worker, hosted an informative talk regarding health issues. The event took pace at the Eastwood Hall for the Cinderella Park community in Pietermaritzburg. These community member generally experience health challenges and GOTG stepped in by distributing

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10/10/2012 - Imfudumalo Nentokomalo Feeding Scheme

10/10/2012 -  Imfudumalo Nentokomalo Feeding SchemeCinderella park is a small but fast growing community that's faced with poverty. Many of its members are unemployed and look to the Imfudumalo Nentokomalo Feeding Scheme for regular meals. This feeding scheme is run by Odette Hoosen who was moved with compassion and stepped in to help alleviate some of the pressure faced by the many families who are without.

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15/10/2012 - Breast Cancer Awareness Week

15/10/2012 - Breast Cancer Awareness WeekBreast Cancer is the second most common cancer among South African women. The Cancer Association hosted a campaign creating awareness and primarily educating women on how to detect pre-invasive stages of the disease. The week of awareness was held in the Ndaleni Clinic for the Ndaleni and greater Richmond communities. 41 women received the following items from GOTG:
  • 250 Personal Packs
  • 250 Grape
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15/10/2012 - Bechet High School

15/10/2012 - Bechet High School

Leaders in Training some would call them as the students of Bechet High School in Sydenham were being trained and developed into responsible young adults. The teachers address them regularly in the school hall on issues surrounding Democracy and our Constitution among other topics eqiupping them for life in the "real world".

GOTG distributes:

  • 300 x 500ml Bottled Water
  • 300 Grape Fruit
  • 600 Oranges

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12/10/2012 - National Association of Child Care Workers

12/10/2012 - National Association of Child Care Workers

A dedicated group of 120 Caregivers from various childrens homes met at the St Theresa Children's Home in Sydenham for their biennial general meeting. GOTG recognises their selfless work, tender love and care toward the mostly orphaned children and presented The National Association of Child Care Workers with 120 Personal Hygiene Packs.

Total Project Value: R42 000.00
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09/10/2012 - Kenilworth Respite Centre

09/10/2012 - Kenilworth Respite CentreSocial Workers from the Kenilworth Respite Centre (KRC), Durban, Sabera Timol and Marriam Hassen, spoke to the Careliners about the services they offer and the procedures for referral at this months Coregroup meeting.
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09/10/2012 - Unkomaas Community

09/10/2012 - Unkomaas Community

300 people filled the Amahlongwa Church Hall in Umkomaas. Each family received Margarine and Personal Hygiene Packs. The community was grateful for their gifts and their hearts were filled with joy.

  • 24 x 50g Rama Margarine
  • 300 Personal Hygiene Packs

Total Project Value: R106 200.00.

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08/10/2012 - Malawi Handover of Fortified Maize Flour

08/10/2012 - Malawi Handover of Fortified Maize FlourGOTG launches distribution of food aid in partnership with Malawian President Joyce Banda towards assisting two million hungry people. Malawi branch Chairman, Gaffar Jakhura, officially hands over 400 bags of Fortified Maize Flour to the President during a ceremony held at the Lakeshore District of Salima, Malawi.
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04/10/2012 - Eastwood Pensioners

04/10/2012 - Eastwood Pensioners

Every Wednesday and Thursday a group of senior citizens gather at the Eastwood Hall in Pietermaritzburg to sew, bead and bake amongst other hobbies. Many of them come from poor households and their weekly gatherings help maintain positive attitudes as they get to show off their skills and catch up on the "good old days".

Each individual contributes R20 monthly and depend thereafter on sponsors.

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03/10/2012 - Highway Aged Social Club

03/10/2012 - Highway Aged Social Club

Highway Aged was founded in 1978 and serves as a social club in Pinetown for pensioners in the surrounding areas. A group of Social Workers take care of the physical and emotional needs of the elderly. GOTG distributes the following items:

  • 100 Personal Hygiene Packs
  • 200Lt of Meadow Cream

Total Project Value: R34 000.00

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02/10/2012 - Prince Mshiyeni Hospital

02/10/2012 - Prince Mshiyeni Hospital

GOTG provide monthly Detergent Packs to the Prince Mshiyeni Campus. The pack consisted of:

  • 1 x 20kg Washing Powder
  • 1 x 5kg Sunlight Washing Powder
  • 1 x 5kg Omo Washing Powder
  • 1 x 9 kg Skip Washing Powder
  • 20 x 500ml Liquid Hand Wash
  • 1 x 20L Handy Andy
  • 1 x 20L Domestos
Total Project Value: R3 000.00.
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02/10/2012 - Motorised Wheelchair

02/10/2012 - Motorised Wheelchair

Mr Dan Reddy of Phoenix was involved in boating accident and tragically lost both his legs as they were swiped by the propellers of the boat. The tears of joy rolled down an overwhelmed Mr Reddy as he received a motorised wheel chair from GOTG. He particularly mentioned that he felt a sense of freedom now that he is able to move around and is thankful to GOTG for restoring his hope.

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29/10/2012 - Vienna Distribution

29/10/2012 - Vienna Distribution

Gift of the Givers donates Viennas to the following Institutions in the Western Cape.

Institution

Description

Quantity

Project Value

Athlone School for the Blind

Underprivileged, Visually Impaired Learners

5 x 10kg

R2999.50

Bellville Night Shelter

Shelter for the Homeless

2 x 10kg

R1199.80

Huis Martina

Old Age Home

2 x 10kg

R1199.80

Holy Cross Child & Youth Centre

Home for Abused Youth

2 x 10kg

R1199.80

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29/10/2012 - Amatoti Orphans

29/10/2012 - Amatoti Orphans

The Lungisani Indlela office hosted a one day sports banquet for the orphans in the Amatoti community. They also run developmental programmes and feeding schemes for the orphaned and physically challenged children. 500 children gathered at the Amototi school hall for the event and to receives food items GOTG contributed toward their meal.

  • 3 x 5lt Oil
  • 7 X10 kg Rice
  • 6 x 500g Salt
  • 2 x 4 x 40 x 7g Curry
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23/10/2012 - Diplomatic Academy at International Relations

23/10/2012 -  Diplomatic Academy at International RelationsGift of the Givers addresses 30 African diplomats on disaster preparedness, response and management for the second time this year. This programme is hosted by the Diplomatic Academy at International Relations in Pretoria where groups of diplomats from 54 African countries are guests of the South African Government.
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27/10/2012 - Sizisizwe Orphanage

27/10/2012 - Sizisizwe Orphanage

Loving and caring for the children who are homeless and orphaned is rewarding in itself. GOTG recognises the selfless dedication of the caregivers at Sizisizwe Orphanage in Hillcrest and distributes 140 Personal Hygiene Packs.

Total Project Value: R49 000.00

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17/10/2012 - 78 Year Old Receives Zozo

17/10/2012 - 78 Year Old Receives Zozo“ She lives in a shack that looks as if it may collapse at any time. She is also losing her eyesight and is starving”.
These words, found in the Daily Sun 12 October 2012, caught our attention and after reading the article our office immediately contacted the journalist who brought this poor women's plight to light. GOTG also contacted Mr Linda Twala, a big icon, activist and care taker in  Read more  

18/10/2012 - Abethu Home

18/10/2012 - Abethu Home

The Abethu Home, for physically and mentally challenged individuals, is in great need of assistance as they receive a meagre R10 000.00 grant from the Government per month. The beds used by the children are often occupied throughout the day and night and the condition is way past poor. The list is endeless as their need is great, however GOTG restored hope by distributing non-perishable food items

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23/10/2012 - Ophapheni and Sheshisa Primary School's

23/10/2012 - Ophapheni and Sheshisa Primary School's

The GOTG and Unilever drive to educate school children on how to recycle continues. The team visit 2 schools in the Kwazuba area in Umkomaas distributing 748 Personal Hygiene Packs. For most of the children at the Ophapheni and Sheshisa Primary School's it was a dream come true to meet the GOTG team who they would normally only see on TV.

Total Project Value: R261 800.00.

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22/10/2012 - Gobhogobho Primary School

22/10/2012 - Gobhogobho Primary School

Gift of the Givers together with Unilever visited Gobhogobho Primary School in Inanda.The aim of the visit was to educate the children on how to reduce waste and recycle. The Unilever specifically showed the children how to recycyle their products after use and then distributed 520 Personal Hygien Packs.

Total Project Value: R147 000.00


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13/10/2012 - Newcastle Soccer Tournament

13/10/2012 - Newcastle Soccer TournamentGift of the Givers encourages sports development among children and helped make the soccer tournament in Newcastle a success. The tournament was attended by the Leandra Soccer Club who received:
  • Soccer Ball
  • 2 Soccer Kits
  • Transport
  • Lunch for 23 People

Total Project Value: R13 500.00

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17/10/2012 - Mafakathini Clinic

17/10/2012 - Mafakathini Clinic

The Mafakathini Clinic was packed with 350 anxious senior citizens. They were gathered by the clinic's manager to collect 350 Personal Hygiene Packs distributed by GOTG.

Total Project Value: R122 500.00


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17/10/2012 - Sweetwaters Elderly

17/10/2012 - Sweetwaters Elderly

Community Health Workers and the Indunas were instrumental in gathereing 100 senior citizens to join us at the Sweetwaters Hall in Pietermaritzburg. We were warmly welcomed by an excited group of seniors who were so very pleased to receive 100 Personal Hygiene Packs.

Total Project Value: R35 000.00
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16/10/2012 - Konfoor Combined School

16/10/2012 - Konfoor Combined SchoolThe children attending Konfoor Combined School generally come from impoverished backgrounds and sometimes come to school hungry or don't come at all. Gift of the Givers distributes 450 Nutritious Packs to the overwhelmed children. The packs consisted of:

  • Cheerios Cereal
  • Rama Margarine
  • Soup Mix
  • Instant Baby Porridge
  • Knorox Packs
  • Sibusiso Ready Food Supplement

Total Project Value: R225 000.00
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10/10/2012 - Sobantu Elderly

10/10/2012 - Sobantu Elderly

Many of the elderly in Sobantu, Pietermaritzburg, cannot afford basic personal hygiene products as their pensions go mainly toward the upbringing of their grandchildren as well as other responsibilites. GOTG rounded up a team and distributed Personal Hygiene Packs to 500 elderly in Ward 35.Each pack consisted of:

  • 500 x 200ml Shampoo
  • 500 x 200ml Conditioner
  • 500 x 250ml Sunlight Liquid
  • 50 Blankets

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11/10/2012 - Amen Day Care Centre

11/10/2012 - Amen Day Care Centre

Gift of the Givers distributes Food Parcels to the Amen Day Care Centre in Gezubuso, Elandskop. Many of the 41 children come from poverty stricken homes. The parcel consisted of:

  • 6 x 1.5 Knorr Soup
  • 5 x 17.5kg Cake Mix
  • 41 x 635 Nestle Cheerios
  • 1 X 4.5kgG Knorr Stock Granules
  • 2 x Food Hamper for the centre

Total Project Value: R4 775.00


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16/10/2012 - Imbali Unit J

16/10/2012 - Imbali Unit J

The Departments of Health, Agriculture and Social Development sent representatives to address the elderly residents of Imbali, Unit J. They were reminded of the significant and integral role they play within the community. GOTG distributes 450 Personal Hygiene Packs and 500 x 450ml of Bottled Water to 450 individuals at the community hall.

Total Project Value: R162 000.00.
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08/10/2012 - Vuwani Creche

08/10/2012 - Vuwani Creche

GOTG paid a visit to Vuwani Creche in Sweetwaters and handed over 2 boxes of Cake Mix. The staff were grateful and were ready to get down to business with cupcakes and cookies to treat the 20 children with.

Total Project Value: R500.00.

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08/10/2012 - Songozima Community

08/10/2012 - Songozima CommunityThe Induna of Songozima community in Elandskop identified the elderly who face poverty daily and contacted the Caluza Mobile Clinic for assistance. The clinic sees to the needs of the people with severe illness who are unable to reach hospitals. GOTG partnered with Caluza Mobile Clinic and provided:

  • 250 Personal Hygiene Packs
  • 250 x 635g Cheerios Cereal
Total Project Value: R 81 250.00
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04/10/2012 - Pata Community

04/10/2012 - Pata Community

The is an initiative to encourage and motivate the groups to be self reliant and take a keen interest in community development. The Pata group is involved in sewing, gardening, cleaning of the vicinity and home based care for the elderly and ill.

GOTG recognises the group's selfless acts and distributes 80 Personal Hygiene Packs.

Total Project Value: R28 000.00

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03/10/2012 - Bottled Water to Pensioners

03/10/2012 - Bottled Water to PensionersPensioners stand in extremely long queue's since early in the morning to collect their money at the SASSA's Civic Centre in Northdale, Pietermaritzburg. Temperatures rise to 36 degrees celcius and to the pleasant suprise of the aged recipients and parents who receive child support grants, GOTG distributes 1000 units of 500ml Bottled Water.

Total Project Value: R10 000.00.
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02/10/2012 - Mzingazi Community

02/10/2012 - Mzingazi Community

The Mzingazi Community Hall in Richards Bay was filled with 120 excited recipients who loudly cheered as GOTG distribute Personal Hygiene Packs and Baking Ingredients to supplement the existing feeding done by the Womens Netball Network. The SAPS have adopted the community due to extremely high unemployment rate and the daily struggle for bare necessities and contacted GOTG for assistance.

  • 20 Cases
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