09/10/2013 - Day in Alexandra with Big Up
The Gift of the Givers team made their rounds with the crew from Big Up, a moral youth lifestyle magazine series that celebrates young South Africans who are sacrificing their leisure and disposable income to help their communities.
Our young volunteers started the day at the Putadichaba Early Childhood Development centre in Alexandra where Bulk Food Parcels were handed over. The team moved on to Sithandiwe, a centre that provides care for people with disabilities. The centre was in desparate need of a gas stove which our GOTG team quickly delivered as many from the community not only spends their days their, but resides at the centre as well.
The next stop required the youth getting their hands dirty at the Gift of the Givers vegetable garden in Alexandra. With a hoe in 1 hand and mealie seeds in the other, they got to work "for he who plants a tree, plants hope".
For the day the team distributed:
- 2 Bulk Food Parcels
- 5 Wheelchairs
- 4 Walkers
- HuggiesDisposable Nappies
- 6 Boxes Sibusiso Ready Food Supplement
- Gas Stove
- 100 Blankets
- 400 Hotdogs
- 400 Sweet Packs
- 400 Fruit Packs
Total Project Value: R80 500.00