30/09/2012 - Partnership with Friends of the Children's Hospital Association

GOTG provides daily Meals and monthly Detergent & Hygiene Packs to the parents of underprivileged children at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Rondebosch, Western Cape. Feeding takes place on Monday to Friday and the following items were also distributed:

  • 50 Mugs
  • 50 Dinner Plates
  • 50 Tea Spoons
  • 50 Knives
  • 50 Forks
  • 2 Dish Up Spoons
  • 40 Detergent & Hygiene Packs
Total Project Value: R31 585.73
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29/09/2012 - Bethlehem Ephratah Church

29/09/2012 - Bethlehem Ephratah Church

This campaign aims to create an awareness on issues regarding abuse and domestic violence against women and children. Women from the Bethlehem Ephratah church in Pietermaritzburg and Umkomaas participated in the campaign and received 35 Personal Hygiene Packs. The event was held at the Albert Falls conference hall.

Total Project Value: R10 500.00

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27/09/2012 - Playskills Therapy

27/09/2012 - Playskills TherapyCounsellors recently completed a training in Playskills therapy for children dealing with Bereavement and Loss. Careline offers individual and group work for both adults and children dealing with bereavement, grief, divorce or any loss.
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25/09/2012 - Mpophomeni High School

25/09/2012 - Mpophomeni High School

20 deserving students of Mpophomeni High School have exceeded the expectations of their parents and teachers and have achieved extremely good grades. The students received 20 Personal Hygiene Packs and Medals. They choose to rise above poverty by acquiring good grades and giving off their best in school in the hope of receiving bursaries for tertiary education.

Total Project Value: R6 200.00.

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22/09/2012 - Heritage Day Distributions

22/09/2012 - Heritage Day Distributions

Gift of the Givers distributes 300 Personal Hygiene Packs each to 3 different locations in celebration of Heritage Day. The distribution covered the poverty stricken areas of Ntuzuma, Copesville and Bonela communities. Each hygiene pack consists of:

  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Roll On
  • Vaseline
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Soap

Total Project Value: R270 000.00.



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20/09/2012 CPUT Learner Support Outreach Project

20/09/2012 CPUT Learner Support Outreach Project

During 2012 4 of the Bachelor of Education students of Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, Wellington Campus, were involved in a community outreach project, where learner support was provided to children of 3 previously disadvantaged rural schools in the Wellington district. The 3 schools involved were Alfons Primary School, Wagenmakervallei

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18/09/2012 - The Grove Intermediate School

18/09/2012 - The Grove Intermediate School

GOTG provides 84 Personal Hygiene Packs to the learners of The Grove Intermediate School. Absolute happiness filled the hearts of the children as they received their gifts, most of them come from disadvantaged homes with unemployed parents.

Total Project Value: R14 400.00.

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14/09/2012 - Sibisizwe Project

14/09/2012 - Sibisizwe Project

GOTG partners with a group of women in Kwangcelosi, Hillcrest who through their Sibisizwe Project have sustained themselves as well as their community. Apart from sewing and beadwork the group also focuses on gardening and chicken farming.

GOTG distributes 300 Personal Hygiene Packs.

Total Project Value: R90 000.00

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12/09/2012 - Sweetwaters Community

12/09/2012 - Sweetwaters Community

Unemployment and poverty is something constantly faced by the Sweetwaters community in Pietermaritzburg. As a result even the basic hygiene products cannot be purchased. Olga, a member of this community feels the burden of her people and contacts GOTG for assistance. GOTG provides 350 Personal Hygiene Packs.

Total Project Value: R122 500.00

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09/09/2012 - Ephesus Church

09/09/2012 - Ephesus Church

Ephesus Church in Northdale, Pietermaritzburg hosted a special day of appreciation for women. For the love and care they show in serving the members of the church and for the way in which they make their many visitors feel welcome. Being the month of spring, the women were beautifully dressed and were so excited and had least expected gifts from GOTG.

GOTG distributes 120 Personal Hygiene Packs.

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08/09/2012 - Umngungundlovu Volleyball Association

08/09/2012 - Umngungundlovu Volleyball Association

The Umngungundlovu Volleyball Association hosted a Volleyball Tournament Protea Sports Ground in Northdale, Pietermaritzburg. The aim of the event was to promote sport within the communities. The teams were made up of 40 participating schools and 30 social teams making up 130 contestants. The contestants were thrilled to have GOTG present acknowledgin their talents and were reward with 130

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08/09/2012 - Christian Family Church

08/09/2012 - Christian Family Church

Sybel, the organizer from Christian Family Church in Empangeni, hosted a lunch to honour 250 strong and beautiful women who have been through a challenging life of abuse. The women have experienced one form, if not all forms of abuse, be it physical, verbal, emotional or sexual abuse. As each women shared their stories, hope was restored. They felt empowered and looked toward entrepreneurship

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05/09/2012 - Sekunajalo Project

05/09/2012 - Sekunajalo Project

Sekunajalo Project is a group of women who try their utmost to help improve the lives of their community members, after all 'charity begins at home'. The group run garden and sewing projects and use their profits to sustain their families. They were moved with compassion by the underpriviledged grannies in Imbali, Pietermaritzburg and reached out to GOTG for assistance. GOTG distributes 80

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27/09/2012 - KwaPata Community

27/09/2012 - KwaPata Community

The KwaPata community is a priviledged one as they have a group of elderly who have dedicated their lives to mentor and empower the younger generation. The celebrations commenced as they showed off their beadwork and beautifully sewn garments, gardening is also a special interest for the group.

Gift of the Givers distributes the following items:

  • 3 Bails Pads
  • 150 Blankets
  • 150 Personal Hygiene Packs

Total

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26/09/2012 - Meadowland Delight

26/09/2012 - Meadowland DelightGift of the Givers donates Meadowland Delight to the following Institutions in the Western Cape.

Institution

Description

Quantity

Project Value

Athlone School for the Blind

Under Privileged Visually Impaired Learners

15x10x1lt


R7 875.00

Mellville Night Shelter

Shelter for the Homeless

10x10x1lt

R5 250.00

Huis Martina

Old Age Home

15x10x1lt

R7 875.00

Holy Cross Child & Youth Centre

Home for Abused Youth

15x10x1lt

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25/09/2012 - Impendle Community

25/09/2012 - Impendle Community

Gift of the Givers distributes Food and Garden products to the Impendle Community as they are faced with poverty on a daily basis due to unemployment. The community run a garden service and are motivated to live a poverty free life. The aid consisted of:

  • 150 Personal Hygiene Packs
  • 150 Large Soup Packs
  • 20 Cases of 12 x 5kg Cake Mix
  • 20 x 5kg Bags of Fertilizer
  • 5 x 25kg Mealies
  • 5 Veg Packs

Total Project

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18/09/2012 - Disabled Adults in Imbizmbele

18/09/2012 - Disabled Adults in Imbizmbele150 disabled adults living in the Imbizmbele community in Mooi River believe that nothing is impossible for them. They maintain garden and sewing projects as well as arts and crafts and are eager to find new ways to empower themselves. GOTG appreciates their effort and distributes 150 Personal Hygiene Packs.

Total Project Value: R 45 000.00.
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18/09/2012 - Elderly of Swayimane

18/09/2012 - Elderly of Swayimane

30 women of Swayimane, Wartburg have dedicated themselves to the call of duty and take care of 12 elderly women who have no family members. Poverty unfortunately is a way of life for the grannies. GOTG was called upon to assist the group of caregivers and aged and gladly distributed:

  • 12 Food Parcels
  • 30 Personal Hygiene Packs

Total Project Value: R17 400.00.

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17/09/2012 - Ntabamhlophe Storm

17/09/2012 - Ntabamhlophe Storm50 families in the Ntabamhlophe community faced a disasterous storm which left them stranded with no food and severely damaged homes.

GOTG distributes:
  • 100 Blankets
  • 50 Personal Hygiene Packs
  • 50 Food Parcels

Total Project Value: R40 000.00.
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14/09/2012 - South African Care Givers Association

14/09/2012 - South African Care Givers Association

The students from M. L. Sultan form the South African Care Givers Association for Orphanages and to show our appreciation for their great work with the children, we hosted a lunch in their hall. The abandoned children are mentored by the students who have a "big brother / sister" relationship with the orphans. GOTG provided a tasty meal as well as Personal Hygiene Packs to each Caregiver.

  • 300
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10/09/2012 - Thamboville Community

10/09/2012 - Thamboville Community

In the heart of Glenwood in Pietermaritzburg, Thamboville is a small community of Muslim families. Their battle is faced daily as they deal with poverty. Their living arrangement is not condusive as it rains through the roof and wind blows in throw the doors. GOTG answers their prayer for aid and distributes food parcels consisting of:

  • 40 x 100g Knorrox Soup
  • 4 x 2kg Knorr Soup
  • 1 x 25kg Oats
  • 2 Ramadaan
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08/09/2012 - Raisethorpe Golf Day

08/09/2012 - Raisethorpe Golf Day

Raisethorpe Secondary School in Pietermaritzburg hosted a golf day for 100 teachers at the Hayfields Golf course. The teachers enjoyed a well deserved day of relaxation and received 100 Personal Hygiene Packs from GOTG:

Total Project Value: R30 000.00

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08/09/2012 - St Thomas Home for Children

08/09/2012 - St Thomas Home for Children

The St Thomas Home was appreciative of GOTG for opening their hearts of compassion to the orphaned and homeless children in Sydenham. We responded by distributing 60 Personal Hygiene Packs to the children.

Total Project Value: R18 000.00.

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07/09/2012 - Support Group Training

07/09/2012 - Support Group TrainingSupport Group Training for volunteer counsellors was held over a period of 5 weeks. The aim of the support group is to to empower and help women cope when faced with difficult relationships.

Careline offers week day and weekend support group processes for Men, Women and Children.
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01/09/2012 - Westville Girls High School

01/09/2012 - Westville Girls High SchoolJOYOUS SOUNDS filled the school hall as the KZN Youth Choir, adorned in African attire, rendered their ensemble. A concert was held at the Westville Girls High school hall to raise funds for their 2013 trip to Wales where they will compete amongst the best of the best. GOTG contributes 200 Personal Hygiene Packs to the group of talented young ladies and wishes them the best in representing South
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