The Pietersburg 100 Rotary Anns recently donated sandwich spreads, cleaning products, feminine hygiene products and linen to the four Hope for Children safe houses situated in the city.
“The project was started in 2004 and has already impacted positively on the lives of so many children in Polokwane. The Rotary Anns has identified Hope for Children as one of the institutions in need and will promote the wonderful work they are doing,” says Rotary Ann Nadine Daly.
According to Hope for Children Director, Francois Kruger the aim of Hope for Children is to rehabilitate victimised children and to make a positive difference to the quality and expectations of their lives. “We do this by implementing holistic programs for uncared-for children and to empower them in terms of physical, physiological, spiritual, educational and social needs,” Kruger explains.
“We have four foster care homes. We provide children with a place of security where they can develop to their full potential in the safety of their own community. On a weekly basis, we also reach out to the community, where we try to support them with the certain needs at hand.”
According to Kruger, Hope for Children receives only foster care grants and therefore needs the support of the community. On a monthly basis the children, together with the rest of the household require certain products. Some of these products include: food, drinks, school stationary, clothes, shoes, sanitary products, medical supplies, cleaning supplies and bedding.
“By donating any of these products, you are changing the lives of these children at an early age, and in turn making a vital contribution to the economy of our city and the community as a whole. For every donation, you are eligible to receive a donation invoice, that can be used to claim tax back,” Kruger added.
Story: BARRY VILJOEN