An overwhelming response from the people of Lehurutshe as Lucas Radebe returned to the North West Province, the place his soccer career began. The Gift of the Givers and Lucas Radebe Foundation donated R696 000.00 worth of aid to the community as part of the Winter Warmth project.
Gift of the Givers has been very active with its Winter Warmth campaign throughout South Africa. Huge distributions took place in many areas in Grahamstown over a period of ten days during the Grahamstown Arts Festival. This was only one of several distributions throughout South Africa. Bodibe, in the North West, was the site for our Mandela Day distribution where a borehole was
It's that time of the year when we traditionally launch our Winter Warmth Campaign. In recent years the launch takes place outside the offices of The Star newspaper with The Star's Operation Snowball as one of our partners. Last night was no different. Blankets, clothing, hygiene items, diapers and food packs were handed out and a hot meal served to a 1000 people. In
The Gift of the Givers team together with Free State Bikers and Shoprite made their way to Ladybrand, a town which lies on the Maloti Drakensberg Route.
A total distribution of 500 Blankets, 150 Food Parcels, 150 x 10kg bags of Maize Meal, 150 Personal Hygiene Packs, 150 Kiddies Packs, 15 Bales of Disposable Nappies and 2 Wheelchairs was made to the community including Manyatseng Old Age Home.
Ukhozi fm DJ, Sbu Buthelezi, called for assistance in the "Dumping Area", a small community in Vryheid. Gift of the Givers together with the Isolokhosi team from Ukozi fm, distributed winter aid to 110 families. The team works closely with poverty stricken communities.
Gift of the Givers and Phoenix Poverty Reduction Association distribute 1200 Soup Packs, Blankets and Personal Hygiene Packs to learners from the community's schools. Phoenix Poverty Reduction Association continues to assist Phoenix communities by providing meals and training to unemployed parents.