Focusing mainly on rural communities living in isolated areas our team finally reached Tongogara Refugee Camp some 650km from base to distribute food and hygiene hampers.
House of Smiles centre in Harare, Zimbabwe, runs a dynamic program for street children. The drop-in centre has bathing and laundry facilities and provides morning tea with bread and a meal at noon. Gift of the Givers regularly provides the food and hygiene products.
The centre also provides psycho therapy, music and art lessons and medical care through nearby healthcare providers.
Gift of the Givers distributes monthly food and hygiene packs to Frail Care Centres and Orphanages in Harare, Zimbabwe.
These centres provide excellent care and a safe haven to orphans and elderly who would have otherwise been living on the streets.
222 recipients in the following institutions received aid:
• Cheshire Home
• Mother Theresa Home
• Emerald Hill Orphanage
• Abaas Masjid & CBD
Gift of the Givers monthly delivery of dry food ingredients, Royco Soup Packs, Spices and Hygiene packs is steadily growing reaching out to more Hospitals & Care Facilities. These facilities care for as many as 117,000 -120 000 patients annually:
St. Giles Rehabilitation Centre & Hospital
- Annex Hospital
- Harare Hospital
- Harare Hospital Children & Burn Ward
- Kutama Hospital
- St. Alberts
The GOTG Zimbabwe team added a burst of flavour to 7 communities distributing 24 000 Packs of Soup Cubes and 3 968 x 200g Royco Sachets.
Total Project Value: R522 780.00
Gift of the Givers in support of the HIV & STIs Campaign hosted in Ushewokunze, Harare South, offered free breast cancer examinations, early detection and general breast health care by Breast Cancer Alleviation Zimbabwe.
A great turn out by all parties involved in the campaign and a huge thank you to the Chairman of the area, Ezekiel Karimanzira, for joining us. Other major team playersRead more
Gift of the Givers distributes 720 x 100ml Pepsodent Toothpaste and 400 x 200g Knorrox Soup to the Mhondoro community.
Total Project Value: R48 790.00
A wonderful surprise for family and dedicated staff at the Harare Hospital abounding with a variety of little patients in the children's ward who beamed with joy as they received their gifts from the Gift of the Givers team.
In minutes the corridors quickly transformed into the most magnificent make believe race tracks and doll houses emerging from the imaginations of children who made the best ofRead more
This program focuses on teaching privileged kids about the lives of those less fortunate children and encourages them to make a difference in someone's life. Our aim is to raise up a generation of compassionate 'Givers'.
This was by far the youngest group of creative students we had for 2015. They put their heart and soul into each project which formed part of a special contribution for aRead more
The Harare Childrens Hospital is the only one of its kind in the country, catering exclusively for children. There are 3 main wards i.e Burn, Surgical and High Care Units
The Gift of the Givers team spent time with children and their parents adding a refreshing change in the atmosphere, while sharing snacks and treats.
600 x 200g Knorrox Soup
30 x 1 kg Morvite Porridge
10 x 1kg ACE
Mother Teresa was the founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic congregation of women dedicated to helping the poor. Located in Ardbennie, Harare, the centre is the only community of their congregation here in Zimbabwe.
The Gift of the Givers team distributed the following aid to the 75 residents and 10 daily occupants and supplied the following:
Through the Breast Cancer Alleviation project in Zimbabwe, the Gift of the Givers team brings awareness to women and men regarding self testing and possibly catching the disease in its infant stage. The team also delivers 10 Hygiene Hampers to those now living at home in remission.
The visit helps bring a better understanding amongst the family members who are now well equipped to support theRead more
Bulk Feed Mix and Nutritional Soup Cubes form part of the new Veterinary and Wildlife program in Zimbabwe. Our Zimbabwe office recently embarked on an amazing new Rural Outreach program which helps encourage good health for rural dogs, and the feeding supplements for both domestic and wildlife programs through National Parks Zimbabwe.
The following centres received aid:
Cheshire Home in Harare houses 17 physically challenged residents. We thought a braai would be a nice way to lift their spirits. The Gift of the Givers team also provided the following aid:
- 34 Bars of Lux Bath Soap
- 34 Bottles of Dawn Body Lotion
- 17 Tubs of Vaseline
- 17 Tubes of Tooth Paste
- 17 Dove Deodorant
- 25.5kg Washing Powder
- 34 Bars of Green Soap
- 17 Tubs of Vim Washing Powder
- 34 x 450ml
Gift of the Givers provides food, hygiene packs, diapers and mosquito coils to 765 families in Kwe Kwe, Zimbabwe.
Total Project Value: R409 125.00.
Gift of the Givers visits flood affected communities in Mashonaland Central to deliver 180 family food and hygiene packs.
The area mainly consists of self sustaining farmers who rely on the rains. The community this time felt overwhelmed as the much needed rains caused a lot of damage to their crops, but the brighter side rivers are now flowing and grazing areas are closer. Where they once sold
Gift of the Givers was honoured to be a part of the Free Cleft Reconstructive Surgery Program carried out at Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo. The program was headed by President of “Operation of Hope”, Jennifer Mora Trubenbach and her surgical team, in collaboration with Schweppes Zimbabwe, the University of the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare.
We were responsible for the initial screeningRead more
We had the opportunity to reach out to Chengaosa Disabled Children Support Trust in Mabvuku, a high density suburb 17km east of Harare, Zimbabwe. Families belonging to the program came from Mabvuku, Tafara and Glen Norah.
Gift of the Givers served refreshments, cakes and treats, followed by the handover of Food Parcels and Hygiene Packs to the 20 families caring for children with disabilities. TheRead more
The need for boreholes is huge and in the interim the Gift of the Givers team provided potable water to the Mbare community who brought empty containers to the local Masjid for a fresh supply. Not only did they receive water, but a hot meal with food parcels and hygiene packs.
Total Project Value: R140 125.00Read more
St Joseph's Home for Boys aims to maintain a safe environment that cares for and protects boys who are destitute or without adequate means to support themselves. The Home cares for orphaned, abandoned and abused boys who need not only a home but education as well.
The Gift of the Givers team hands over:
- 200 x 200 Soup
- 216 Pepsident Toothpaste
- 80 x 250g Joko Tea
Total Project Value: R21 624.00
Gift of the Givers visits the BS Leon Retirement Village located in Monovale in Harare, Zimbabwe, with the monthly drop off but this time we took along a little something special for the residents of the village. “BS Leon”, as it's best known, specialises in the care and treatment of old and infirm members of society and accommodates currently 70 residents of any race and gender.
The teamRead more
Gift of the Givers was invited back to Stapelford Farm to celebrate the graduation of the children at a local Madressah, “Jalsa”. The Madressah is part of the community that not too long ago suffered a terrible fire, so to be invited back and share in the communities joy was an absolute pleasure.
Of course we couldn't go empty handed so took along gifts for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd positionRead more
“The Bread Basket”, provides beautiful assorted breads, pastries and goodies to various Homes, Orphanages, Street Feed Programs, Homeless Individuals and Hospitals. The Baskets have been very well received and bring a lot of joy to all the centres in a unique way. Children’s wards are up in a buzz the moment the trolley rolls in, lactating mums feels spoilt, residents of various Homes nowRead more
Emerald Hill is the name of a school and home for hearing, visually impaired and orphaned children in Harare. Christmas is a special time for the children and what better time for the Gift of the Givers team to surprise them with Christmas 'prezzies'.
Gift of the Givers also contributes monthly to their kitchen & supplies hygiene products regularly.
Christmas Packs consisted of:
Our hope is that local schools will adopt a similar program as it draws a lot of excitement among the youth and it helps equip them from an impressionable
For the year 2015, Gift of the Givers distributed Unilever detergents throughout Zimbabwe to 54 institutions including churches, orphanages, children’s homes, health care facilities, service providers and animal sanctuaries.
Sunlight Dish Wash Liquid
Lux Bathing Soap
Every Wednesday the Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary run a free vet clinic at Twala for the rural dogs living nearby. They vaccinate, sterilise and treat dozens of ill and injured dogs. In addition, every dog that comes to the clinic gets a delicious meal, and milk and dog food to take home. This week Gift of the Givers donated a hamper full of essential food and hygiene products for each householdRead more