Well deserved festive celebrations as the Lidgeton seniors gathered at the Lidgeton Hall to receive 350 Personal Hygiene Packs from GOTG. The seniors have been meeting at least twice a week for gardening, sewing, arts and other various projects.
- 350 Personal Hygiene Packs
Total Project Value: R122 500.00
The Ekukhanyeni Special School, in Imbali, takes care of 365 mentally challenged children. GOTG distributes 365 Food Packs to the school toward their Christmas party. Both children and caregivers were filled with joy.Total Project Value: R73 000.00
Westbank School for mentally challenged children is based in Durban and offers a variety of skills development courses, motor mechanics being one of them. The GOTG team distributed 300 Doughnuts and Juice to the group of learners.
Total Project Value: R2 100.00
The Haven, a shelter in Pietermaritzburg for abused women and children. The home currently has 24 children and 22 adults who have taken refuge in with them. They also receive counselling from the organisation who is in partnership with Life Line to assist with rape victims. The Haven is solely dependant on sponsers which is why they are so grateful to GOTG for the:
- 1 Large Unilever Pack
- 2 Boxes of
Adults and children meet at the Brahma Kumaris Temple in Pietermaritzburg for workshops every Friday. Lailitha, a community worker, co-ordinates the workshop and requested assistance from GOTG with food items as the centre also offers a meal before the workshop as many are unemployed. GOTG also contributed 52 Personal Hygiene Packs.
- 4 Boxes Cake Mix
- 4 Boxes Rama Margarine
- 12 x 750ml Oil
- 1 x 2.5kg Cake
William Clark Gardens Othandweni Child and Youth Centre in Sherwood is a place where children are nurtured and cared for. The centre runs programmes to empower the 40 children as well as provide meals for them as many come from communities that face poverty.
GOTG provided food items to the centre and clothing for the children.
- 4 x Cake Mix
- 48 x 635g Cheerios Cereal
- 40 x 400g Soup
Edith Benson Babies Home in Sherwood houses 48 orphaned infants and toddlers. The GOTG team delivered a parcel of Clothing and Food Items. The staff were pleased to receive the items as the home is faced with financial challenges and companies to assist with the upkeep of the home.
- 4 Boxes of Cake Mix
- 48 x 635 Boxes of Cheerios
- 40 x 400g Soup
Total Project Value: R23 000.00
The Sydenham seniors gathered at St Anne’s dining hall to receive 70 Personal Hygiene Packs from GOTG to conclude the year and celebrate Christmas.
Total Project Value: R24 500.00
Winnie, a community worker who has a heart for orphaned children, maintains a soup kitchen at the Eagle Church in Taylors Holt once a week. A woman and youth group are further empowered by her teachings on values, gardening and handy work. GOTG provided 200 Personal Hygiene Packs as well as Fabric and Gardening Products.
- 6 Boxes of Fabric
- 4 x 25kg Bags of Mealie Seeds
- 6 x 5kg Fertilizer
An poor community in Pietermaritzburg called Swapo, face the daily challenge of poverty. GOTG distributes 100 Personal Hygiene Packs to the people.
Total Project Value: R35 000.00
Esme’, a community worker, gathered Volunteer Nurses and Caregivers at the St. Marys Old Age Home in Scottsville Pietermaritzburg. All 30 of them received Personal Hygiene Packs from GOTG to acknowledge and to show our appreciation for the work they do in serving the elderly.
Total Project Value: R10 500.00
Senior citizens gathered at the Ngcodomhlphe Hall in Makathini to celebrate the year drawing to an end. GOTG added to the festivities by distributing a well deserved 350 Personal Hygiene Packs to the elders, many of whom are sole caregivers to their grandchildren.
Total Project Value: R122 500.00.
No one was left out during this years Diwali celebration as 100 members of Andra Jabha Temple in Pietermaritzburg were identified by Mr Lindy, a community worker. Many of the recipients can barely make it to live on their small grant and are challenged with health issues. Thankfully Mr Lindy contacted GOTG for assistance to 100 families who received:
- 100 Personal Hygiene Packs
- 100 Food Parcels
GOTG prepared a delicious pot of biryani for Arthur Blaxhall School in Pietermaritzburg. The school takes care of children who are blind and deaf and treated the kids to an event celebrating the end of another year. Teacher's hearts were warmed as they witnessed GOTG's Aslam, assist the blind children with their meals. Total Project Value: R125
GOTG also distributed 300 Personal Hygiene Packs.
Mr S. Ndwandwe, a community co-ordinator from Tears of Joy in Edendale, held a function for people living with disabilities at KwaMachibisa Weseli Church. The aim of the function was to extend love by sharing a meal which was provided by a group of women from the Tears of Joy team. GOTG provided the 12 children with Food Packs and 43 adults with Personal Hygiene Packs.
- 12 Food Packs
The faces of 100 senior citizens and 12 children lit up in anticipation to see what Gift of the Givers had for them. The Thamboville community hall came alive as our team distributed the aid to the many who can't cope on their pensions. The seniors run a small garden project to supplement their income and attend a weekly arts and crafts class to improve their skills and empower themselves.To add
A concerned citizen of Sherwood, Durban contacted GOTG to assist 80 of his fellow community members who are struggling due to unemployment and sometimes can't afford to put food on the table. Being that time of year where the festivities of Diwali fills the air, GOTG took their plight into consideration and distributed:
- 80 Food Parcels
- 80 Personal Hygiene Packs
Total Project Value: R84 000.00
The late Dr T. P. Naidoo founded the Indian Academy of South Africa, a non profit organisation which has been serving various communities for 52 years. With the arrival of Diwali, the organisation stretched out their hand of generosity as their 44th act of charity, giving to all religions and different races. The Academy distributed Food Parcels and called on GOTG to assist with 720 Personal
PAFTA, a non profit organisation in Pietermaritzburg, celebrates 30 years of service to senior citizens and the frail. A beautiful ambiance filled their Hall as the seniors came dressed in their very best attire for the special occassion. The function was well attended by 500 people including District Mayor, Mr Yusuf Bhamji. Pafta is involved in 14 outreach programmes, such as teaching crafts,
Senior citizens in many parts of the country have taken over the responsibility of being a parent to their grandchildren due to early death of their parents. Thanks to the Drop–In Centre in Richmond, children from the surrounding impoverished communities receive a nutritious meal everyday before and after school. The Ndaleni Clinic also hosts Love to Live who provides counselling for many who are
350 families gathered at the Faith Outreach Centre in Chatsworth.They were identified by the church as the most deserving to receive Hygiene Packs.
Total Project Value: R175 000.00
On 01 November a severe storm wreaks havoc on the Mpolweni community leaving it's members in total despair. GOTG responds within 24 hours with much needed aid:
- 75 Food Parcels
- 75 Blankets
Total Project Value: R26 250.00