Gift of the Givers at Union Buildings
Gift of the Givers has been afforded total co-operation and support by the Tshwane Metro Police at the Union Buildings. Our vehicles have been granted permission to park at the corner of Stanza Bopape and Zeederberg Streets from where distribution of nutritional items and liquids will take place to students.
We were approached by Andiswa Makanda and Nolwazi Tusini who created a Facebook group page called Alumni, former students and professionals in support of #FeesMustFall. Late yesterday afternoon we were called to Luthuli House where we met several student leaders. Their request was very modest: "can you please assist us to feed hungry students tonight (Thursday); provide water, juices, biscuits and some cooked meals for the students at the Union Buildings on Friday (today). We fed 2000 students at Wits last night and it was evident that they were very hungry. Their beaming faces and high spirits was so satisfying. Today we have prepared cooked meals for at least 10 000 students and have water, juices, fruit, biscuits for an additional 15 000 students at the Union Buildings.
We have been inundated by calls from the public wanting to donate in cash and kind. All items in kind can be brought directly to our trucks at the above location. Preferential items include juice, yoghurt sips, water, fruit, biscuits, nutritional bars and sandwiches. Cash contributions into Gift of the Givers, Standard Bank, Pietermaritzburg, Account Number 052137228, Branch Code 057525. Please send deposit slip by fax or email with full contact details for acknowledgement purposes. A section 18A tax benefit certificate can be provided on request to firstname.lastname@example.org