An act of kindness and open hearts is the theme for International Mandela Day, and the Tins for Tummies initiative hopes to embody it.
MHG Properties has decided to collect 1,000 tins for the African Angels Independent School in Chintsa.
The school aims to provide affordable, quality education in the area.
The 136 children receive two meals daily, have fully-equipped classrooms, qualified teachers and computer facilities.
African Angels founder Lou Billet said they were excited about the initiative and support offered by drop-off centres and long-time sponsors.
“Charities like African Angels are always facing challenges. We always need copy paper, sanitary pads and tinned foods.
“Initiatives such as Tins for Tummies enable us to continue to do our work,” Billet said.
She said Vincent Park Shopping Centre had offered to match the number of donated tins.
MHG Properties marketing manager Natelie Kriel said they hoped to support the school’s daily meal service.
“Tins can be dropped off in collection boxes at Vincent Park Shopping Centre, Crossways SPAR, MHG Properties offices in Beacon Bay and Kidds Beach, OK Foods, Kidds beach Primary and St Christopher’s Schools in Kidds Beach and Lilyfontein School,” Kriel said, adding the collection ended on July 18.