The spirit of ubuntu was on full display last week when the South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) handed out bags of clothing, linen and blankets to residents and community leaders in Acorn Valley.
Sanco Ward 44 branch organising secretary Desmond Coetzee handed over a total of eight bags on behalf of Sanco’s Breidbach office to Acorn Valley committee member Edwina Cumming in the presence of Ward 44 committee member Tully Winnaar.
Coetzee explained that the donation is just one of Sanco’s many projects and commended the community for pitching in to help.
“A couple of weeks ago, Sanco secretary Stacey Gosling made an appeal to the community for clothes, baby clothing, blankets or any item people wish to donate and the response was just overwhelming and incredible,” Coetzee said.
“We were contacted from local business institutions and families who requested us to come for collection.”
Coetzee mentioned that Mickey Mouse Daycare Centre principal Creshenda Ambaram was very kind and contributed half of the bags.
Cumming was grateful for the donation and mentioned that it will definitely bring plenty of smiles to the recipients.
“The donation is a blessing from God and will be much appreciated by our community. We thank Sanco for their unwavering love and wonderful deeds and for identifying us to benefit,” she said.
Winnaar also commended Sanco for their continuous strides made in changing the lives of the community for the better in Acorn Valley.
“Our community is one of the poorest in the ward due to the high rate of social ills, such as unemployment, teenage pregnancies and crime. Any positive intervention is appreciated as it always brings relief which might lead to the changing of lives for the better,” she said.
Gosling told the GO! & Express that Sanco’s ”Bringing Smiles to the Poor” project kicked off in the third week of October and will run until the end of January 2020.
“Donations can be anything from baby clothing, school uniforms, shoes, blankets to a toy, food or refreshments.”
Anyone wishing to donate to this worthy cause, can contact Gosling on 081-408-3888.