Utec Christmas Hampers

United Technical Equipment Co. (Pty) Ltd. (UTEC), Mr.Vernon Kistan the CEO of UTEC runs a Christmas Food Hamper Campaign every year.

1000 boxes of food hampers were packed and distributed to those in need.  UTEC distributes the food hampers to various Church groups, shelters and to many other destitute areas.

The Ikageng Itireleng People’s Centre in Orlando West, Soweto, was one of the beneficiary to receive the food hampers.

“A BIG Thank You for the 200 food parcels received as donation from you. The management of Ikageng wishes to express its deepest gratitude for the donation towards our nutrition support for HIV positive children, Youth headed households and other granny headed vulnerable families.

We always appreciate the support that your team is giving us, the difference you make in our community especially put smile on our beneficiaries face during this Christmas season where all families are enjoying and they had no one but you came and make their homes happy and warm homes.

We pride ourselves to be associated with a caring organisation based on fundamental principles of love and caring for others. On behalf of Ikageng Board members, Management, Staff and Beneficiaries at large we wish to thank you for the donation, which will ensure that the work we do continues to impact lives”.


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Sri Sri Feeding scheme

The Sri Sri Feeding scheme has prepared and distributed approximately 190 meals in this week.  Rice and potato curry was on the menu.  Over 150 prepacked meals were collected from Sanathan Suthsung Sabha in Clayfield, Phoenix KwaZulu-Natal and the rest was distributed via Anusha and Karan  Bhoora of Parkgate Pharmacy.

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Bike Run With A Purpose – Tree Planting

Tree planting in Barrydale for the Bikers with a Purpose project.

Our planting team in the village planted 100 trees.

A BIG Thank YOU to all the volunteers and donors.

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Bike Run With A Purpose

It was an amazing weekend and an experience to remember. Bike Run With A Purpose are Rockstars when it comes to human value and uplifting community values.

Creating a one world Family through Diversity, this is South Africa.

Celebrating with a Purpose with the Children of Smitsville, and resident of Barrydale

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Mandela Day Fundraiser 2022

This year’s Mandela Day Fundraiser was out of this world! With the donor’s love, support and generosity, 55 teenagers from James House Child & Youth Care Centre received gift packs & groceries and enjoyed a trip to the IZiko Planetarium, followed by a stroll through the Museum and lunch in the Company Gardens.

The trip to the Iziko Planetarium’s 360 degree Digital Dome (the most advanced digital planetarium on the African continent!) was so inspiring for this group of teenagers, who seldom have the opportunity to venture out of the township. They loved the immersive multi-sensory edutainment experience and as they prepare for matric and future careers, their minds have been opened to new possibilities.

James House have expressed their heartfelt gratitude to all involved and are grateful for the continuous support of donors and volunteers who make a difference to their underprivileged communities. The gift packs were also well-received with much appreciation and included a Yebo Fresh groceries combo pack, winter warmers (woollen beanie and hoodie) and hygiene Items (2 x sanitary pad packs, deodorant, body lotion, soap, bath sponge).

It was very special to once again spend time with James House and the kids in person, something we could not do for the past 2 years with the pandemic. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of this initiative and gifting the kids this amazing experience!

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KZN Flood Relief | Yoga Day 2022

A yoga session held for the children grade 6 & 7 at the Dr Macken Mistry School. This school was completely submerged during the KZN floods.  The children were also given beanies, flip files and some vitamin C, oranges .

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Sri Sri Feeding Scheme | Grocery hampers

Grocery hampers donated to the Jhugroo Primary School and Northmead Secondary School in KZN..  The principal assured the food parcels will be used by the pupils and their parents, especially in this time of great uncertainty.

School shoes also donated at the Jhugroo Primary School,

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Bikers with A Purpose fundraising event in Barrydale 28 May 2022

Our Bikers with A Purpose fundraising event in Barrydale held on 28 May 2022 was a huge success.

  • Over 200 pairs of shoes were handed over to the community.
  • 500kg of food from Ladles of Love was donated.
  • Books for the library Net vir Pret  -Aftercare and Youth centre group.
  • Clothing for our community, sweet treats and toys for our children.

We would like to say THANK YOU to our amazing bikers, donors, to all the volunteers, Pep Stores for assisting, and to the Karoo Daisy for hosting us!  Andre du Toit for being the most amazing positive and motivating master of ceremonies.

You can make a difference, be the change you would like to see in the world.

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KZN Flood relief update May 2022 (2)

  • We received the 1000 packets of Movite and 1200 x 5L water from Jhb. A huge thank you to Transcare for collecting and transportation.
  • A team of volunteers has started sorting out clothes.
  • We delivered hampers to the community of Wentworth. We were guided by an NGO called Women of Wentworth due to the ongoing violence in the area due to the socio/economic issues.
  • Hampers and food was delivered to parts of Welbeduct, Chatsworth and Pinetown by United Ways.
  • We delivered food, toys and kitchen utensils to a community hall in Kwandengezi which is in the valley of Dassenhoek. There are 180 people housed in this hall for the past month.
  • The community in Dassenhoek which is down a very steep valley and badly affected. We visited 1 of the 2 halls and the condition is very bad. 19 people are still missing since the first flooding. We will provide supplies to them and continue to monitor their progress.
  • In Savana Park we will drop off 100 hampers.
  • 100 destined for schools in Phoenix.
  • 70 hampers in buckets will be delivered to the community of Reit River in Ottowa.
  • 200 hampers in buckets will be delivered to Burnwood.
  • Beach clean-up is also taking place on Sunday from 7am at Blue Lagoon
  • Hampers delivered to severe flooded area in Riet River, Verulam KZN.

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KZN Flood relief update May 2022

We had a bumper weekend of hard work, great team work and lots of fun. Amazing Team work once again from volunteers joining from different organizations. A Big Heart filled Thank You to everyone that helped.

Volunteers attended on Saturday and Sunday respectively to pack 1000 hampers (500 into buckets and 500 into bags). It is difficult to articulate in words the vibe and energy that everyone experienced.  We even managed to celebrate Gurudev’s birthday in the process.

  • Distribution has now started and we want to do this as swiftly as possible.
  • For those communities that have water issues and those in rural areas, the hampers in Buckets would be most appropriate.
  • One of the volunteers facilitated the sponsorship of 1000 packets of Movite cereal and 1200 X 5L water which will be added to our distribution efforts.

With regards to distribution and Relief activities this weekend:

Saturday- 21 May 2022

  1. 70 hampers to be delivered at a place called Damat which is in Savana Park.
  2. Thereafter we are visiting a community in Pinetown who have been badly affected by the floods to assess their need.
  3. 70 hampers for Riet River which is in Ottowa. Volunteers who live around that area and are available to assist. There is also clothes to sort out into males/females/children and different sizes.

Sunday 22 May 2022

  1. Going to Inanda to drop off food in a hall that is housing about 400 people.
  2. A team of volunteers from Blackburn are fetching 200 buckets together with 7 packets for Tongaat.
  3. Blackburn is close to Conorbia/Gateway so for those that are up North and want to assist, please do join in. Again volunteers can assist with sorting out clothes.

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