On Sunday, local NGO A Random Act of Kindness (AROK) partnered with Inathi Pest Control to hand over donations to the East London branch of Living Hope in Gonubie. The donation included 50 frozen chickens, 10 grocery hampers, 20 litres of hand sanitiser and a box of face masks.
Living Hope volunteer Pumla Madliwa said she had been working with the organisation for 20 years, starting at their main base in the Western Cape before moving to East London.
The organisation is involved in many community-focused programmes such as healthcare and substance abuse recovery.
“We are working closely with government clinics. We do co-visits in the community, we run support groups,” she said.
“We do life skills programmes. Our life skills educators go to the schools and after school, pupils come here [to take part in our programmes]. We cook food for them every time they come.”
AROK representative Vuyo Dweba said that their goal as an NGO was to help local communities.
“We go out and we ask people face-to-face and on social media. We have seen situations where communities needed help so we go in and assist people in different ways. We try and make change wherever we can.”
Yonela Keka, from Inyati Pest Control, congratulated Living Hope for the good they had done and cotninue to do.
“We are nothing without the community. In what we do, we hope even bigger companies can be able to come in and help the community,” she said.
To contact Living Hope, call Madliwa on 072-480-6671. AROK can be reached on social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.