Distribution of Fruit on Hope Farm

Gift of the Givers continues to assist the 140 displaced refugees residing on the Hope Farm in Cato Ridge:

  • Bulk Naartjies and Bananas
  • 24 x 50g Chocolate Cakes

Total Project Value: R17 000.00

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Gift of the Givers Assists Relocated Chatsworth Camp Refugees

Gift of the Givers Assists Relocated Chatsworth Camp Refugees

Gift of the Givers has responded to a request by the KwaZulu Natal Christian Council and the owners of Hope Farm, Andrew and Rae Wartnaby, to assist the 140 foreign nationals who have relocated to the 20 hectare farm in Cato Ridge.  Andrew and Rae generously offered these foreign nationals from DRC and Burundi accommodation after they were arrested for continuing to occupy the site of the

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Gift of the Givers Upgrades and Extends Christ Church Mayfair Camp

It was an honour for us to be granted this historic facility by the church authority to help fellow displaced African brothers and sisters.  Our teams set about upgrading the facility, painting, tiling, repairing the boundary wall, ablution facilities and carrying out just about everything that was necessary to prepare buildings and ground for the accommodation of victims of Xenophobia.

Tents

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Transit Refugee Camp in Mayfair

Transit Refugee Camp in Mayfair

Transit refugee camp in Mayfair is fully operational where the first group of refugees consisting of 15 women and children were brought in by 1am on 19 April 2015.

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20/04/2015 - West Street Refugees

20/04/2015 - West Street Refugees

Gift of the Givers provides Hygiene Packs to 16 foreign nationals in West Street, Pietermaritzburg.

  • 5 litre Andy Handy
  • 5 litre Demestos
  • 5 litre Sunlit Liquid
  • 8kg Washing Powder
  • 16 Personal Hygiene Packs

Total Project Value: R6 400.00

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South Africa Has Spoken

South African society has voted with an overwhelming "NO" to Xenophobia, coming out in full support for foreign nationals who they regard as fellow brothers and sisters.  The messages of support, request for bank details, efforts to set up fund-raising campaigns and events, offer of medical and general volunteers and a desire to prepare cooked meals and donate items in kind has been

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Gift of the Givers Increases Aid Delivery as Xenophobic Attacks Escalate

It has been an extremely busy period in Durban for Gift of the Givers since our involvement in the Xenophobic Crisis.  From Day 1, on 30 March, we were at the Isipingo Police Station.  Our co-ordinator, Dr Hashi, met the KZN Health MEC, Dr Sibongeseni Dhlomo, the Ethekwini Mayor, Mr James Nxumalo, and has been in regular contact with city council officials, co-operating fully on this

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A Busy Three Weeks 2

The shame that South Africa endured in the 2008 Xenophobic attacks has reared its ugly head in 2015 with an ever increasing attack on foreign nationals.  The level of unemployment, poverty, increased cost of living, cheap foreign labour and various other factors are all possible causes of the conflict but no matter what the grievances, violence is unacceptable whether it be on fellow African

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Unity in Diversity

Unity in Diversity

"The dignity of man is foremost", is an integral aspect of Gift of the Givers philosophy in responding to humans in need.  Building relations, fostering harmonious coexistence, serving unconditionally and setting standards of excellence in humanitarian aid delivery are principles that we have lived by for 22 years of our history.  Dealing with a refugee camp situation is no different.

Our

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Appreciation Letter from a Beneficiary of GOTG Aid

Please see below an email received from a beneficiary:

Dear Gift of the Givers

Thank you for the wonderful work you do. A lady I know, who is still traumatised from coming under attack during the 2008 xenophobic attacks, took refuge at your Dragon City camp in Johannesburg this weekend. She works in SA legally and cannot afford to ‘pack up and go’ back to Zimbabwe – her entire family back home

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21/04/2015 - 2 KZN Families

21/04/2015 - 2 KZN Families

Gift of the Givers distributes aid packages consisting of the following to 2 KZN families in Dambuza and Mpophomeni:

  • 20 Blankets
  • 4 x 8kg Rice
  • 4 x 8kg Soya Mince
  • 4 x 8kg Soup
  • 20 Loaves of Bread
  • 24 x 500ml Oil
  • 48 x 525g Flora

Total Project Value: R4 520.00

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18/04/2015 - KZN Distribution

18/04/2015 - KZN Distribution

Gift of the Givers continues to assist the many foreign nationals taking refuge in the KZN camps.

Recipients

Quantity

Project Value

Phoenix  / Rydalvale

240 x 525g Flora Margarine

20 x 8kg Soup

20 x 10kg Mealie Meal

20 x 8kg Soya Mince

10 x 500ml Oil

20 x 8kg Rice

300 x 10g Tomatoe Sachets

90 x250g Glen Teabags

Clothing

R80 600.00

Isipingo Beach

500 Personal Hygiene Packs

Bread

10 Bales Adult Diapers

150

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Mooi River

Mooi River

Gift of the Givers distributes aid to the 250 men living in a Bruntvile hostel in Mooi River where a petrol bomb was thown into their home. Thankfully there were no injuries.

  • 250 Personal Hygiene Packs
  • 250 Blankets
  • 10 x 8kg Soup
  • 10 x 8kg Soya Mince

Total Project Value: R117 000.00

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Distribution in Chatsworth

Distribution in Chatsworth

Gift of the Givers distributes Food and Toiletries to the foreign nationals taking refuge in Chatsworth:

  • 288 x 400g Tin Fish
  • 576 x 525g Flora Margarine Tubs
  • 140 x 10kg Mealie Meal
  • 25 x 100 Disposable Nappies
  • 384 x 150g Bath Soap
  • 100 Sanitary Pads
  • 141 x 8kg Rice
  • 150 x 8kg Soya
  • 151 x 8kg Soup

Total Project Value: R104 300.00

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Xenophobia Attack in Isipingo April 2015

Xenophobia Attack in Isipingo April 2015

Following the recent xenophobia attacks on foreign nationals in Isipingo, Gift of the Givers distributes several aid items over 3 days to the victims now taking refuge at the Beach Sports Grounds.

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  • 150 x 8kg Soup
  • 260 x 8kg Rice
  • 150 x 400g Knorrox Soup
  • 456 x 525 Flora Tubs
  • 150 x 750g Ricoffy
  • 600 x 410g Mixed Can Food
  • 150 x 500ml Cooking Oil
  • 40
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