On behalf of Emthonjeni and the community I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the immunity packs you donated. After receiving the immunity packs we received positive feedback from the people who received this packs. In about a week the seniors who started drinking they came back to Emthonjeni and asked where they can get the immunity packs. I asked them why and they said that they feel so well and know it’s because of the immunity packs.
Note the attached photos are taken when we sponsored another 100 of the Immunity Packs after the seniors feedback.
This is an annual feeding scheme project at the Lerato Educational Centre in Jackson Drift, Eikenhof South of Johannesburg, which has now changed to Siyaphambili Day Care and Pre-school.
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic and financial constrains there are only 150 children with a total of 22 teachers. The school depends on donations and veggies received and cooks daily on the premises for the children.
Volunteers from the Art of Living in Lenasia sponsored groceries and vegetables and was dropped off today in conjunction to celebrate Gurudev’s Birthday at the school. A total of 300 masks was also donated.
A warm and hearty Thank you to all for your generous sponsorship and support of the groceries & vegetables. Through your donation we have once again been able to accomplish our Feeding Project and are extremely grateful!
Support our ongoing efforts by donating here: https://za.iahv.org/campaigns/lerato-school-feeding-project
Our volunteers of the James House Child & Youth Care in Cape Town for Mandela Day in 2020 raised funds and donated food parcels to families in Vredendal.
This year The Groenpunt Correctional Services has made a record number of 101 blankets to be distributed by various organisations. Thank you to Chintz Bhana for donating the wool. This project was headed by the social worker Mrs. Annie Hanekom and many of the blankets were knitted by her, the inmates and other individuals.
IAHV was awarded 39 of these blankets. Isabelle, Maria and Anil assisted on behalf of IAHV handed out the blankets to the Logos Theo’s Church in Vaalview, Vanderbijlpark.
The congregation were very thankful to our good deed.
In December 2021, the packing and distribution of hampers to disadvantaged children in the Klipgat region was rather different to previous years. With the pandemic still quite rife, we needed to ensure that we can still successfully reach the same amount of children, as we do annually, while still ensuring the safety of all volunteers and the children.
Through a large stream of donations that came through from a large number of people, we were able to secure great quality school bags, stationery, masks and liquid sanitizer for 800 disadvantaged children. We were also able to secure a supply of sanitary pads for girls who require them but may not always have access to them.
The packing was done with approximately 20 volunteers at the Shree Pretoria Hindu Seva Samaj premises on a Friday evening and the bags were distributed swiftly by a small group of volunteers on the Saturday morning in the Klipgat region.
Despite many challenges experienced, the initiative was a success yet again!
A special thanks to all those wonderful volunteers who assisted in packing until late on Friday night. Thanks to SPHSS for the use of the mini hall for this purpose.
A heartfelt thanks to the volunteers who assisted in the distribution at the two venues on Saturday and at the two schools on Monday.
A BIG THANK YOU to our generous donors. You have put a smile on the faces of 800 indigent children as well as 50 young ladies who received 3 months stock of sanitary pads as well as personal under garments. Your donations has ensured that the sanitary pads drive will be repeated for the next three quarters to the same young lasses, who will then in fact, receive sanitary pads supplies for a full year.
An extra special thanks goes out to Howard Shankman of Railway Furnishers, who generously donated all the stationery. Sanjay Govind for the school books. Balwant Parbhoo from Sea Breeze who donated 800 masks for the children, all of whom masked up before receiving their gifts, in line with Covid protocols, as well as to Anil Kalyan from Fine Art Printers for the donation of 800 adult masks. Not forgetting Shiraz Gani for the loan of his truck and driver to transport the bags to Klipgat and surrounds.
See you all next year!