Gift of the Givers Careline 19th Anniversary

The month of May marked 19 years of psycho-social support services from Gift of the Givers Careline to the community countrywide including beyond its borders.  Director, Zohra Sooliman, recounted the milestones and success of the service since inception applauding her team of staff and volunteers for their dedication and commitment. Over the 19 years a countless number of individuals and families have been supported with a positive rippling effect in their personal and interpersonal relationships including the workplace. The organization believes that the high quality of services provided is partly dependent on the health and wellbeing of their staff and volunteers; hence a wellness day was set up. Amidst the diverse speakers were Maajbeen Parak, an oral hygienist and Sumaya Sooliman, a dietician. The South African Blood Donors Association (S.A.N.B.S) did an interesting presentation, blood and B.P tests. The function ended with a light lunch and all were indulged with gifts as a small token of appreciation and acknowledgement.

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Child Protection Week

In commemoration of Child Protection Week, Greys Hospital Social Work Department invited Gift of the Givers Careline to talk to the mothers of children who are admitted to the various wards within the hospital. The talk highlighted that the child's wellbeing was dependent on the mother's wellbeingMothers were encouraged to use their staying together at the mother's lodge in a positive

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12/05/2016 - Feeding Eastern Cape Seniors

150 senior citizens traveled from Eastern Cape to meet at Parliament to discuss the status of their pension claims. Whilst staying at the Central Methodist Mission for several weeks, Gift of the Givers provided food items and hygiene packs.

  • 100 Loaves Bread
  • 12 Peanut Butter
  • 12 x 900g Jam
  • 1 x 10kg Sugar
  • 2 Tea (200’s)
  • 10 Bags of Oranges
  • 2 Boxes Apples
  • 140 Biscuits
  • 6 x 750g Ricoffy
  • 3 French Polony
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28/05/2016 - World Hunger Day

Gift of the Givers with The Art of the Living served 3000 people a meal and drinks in Richmond.  The GOTG team distributed a further 3000 Personal Hygiene Packs and 6000 PS Chocolates

Total Project Value: R1 020 000.00.


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Lily Miners

Gift of the Givers received an urgent plea from a concerned mother asking for assistance for her daughter's family as well as the mine workers who suffer the grim consequences of being on short pay since the tragedy at Lily Mine in Barberton. Without a decent wage the mining families are suffering without food and electricity. She went on to say that there are babies, toddlers and handicapped

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Disaster Response