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Help fill her bowl – not with turkey and ham, but a nourishing meal of spaghetti bolognese prepared with love by the volunteers of our Woza Sidle project

Woza Sidle Bolognese project

What would Christmas be without a special meal and gifts exchanged with loved ones?

 

For many South African children living in poverty, there may be no meal at all … let alone a special one! And not one gift.

 

Unless someone like you gives it.

 

In Diepsloot, an informal settlement located on the outskirts of Johannesburg, the level of poverty is extreme. And this year, it got a whole lot worse.

 

Because, the Covid-19 pandemic hasn’t just taken lives. It’s taken jobs … thousands of them … that were all that stood between many families and starvation. Schools were closed for months during lockdown, denying children access to school feeding schemes.

 

But now, Christmas is almost here. And we want to make sure that the 500 children who collect food from the SSVP kitchen on a daily basis have something extra to make the day special.

 

Your donation of R500, R250, or even R100 won’t provide a brightly wrapped gift or tinsel to hang on a Christmas Tree. How frivolous those things must seem to children who often go to bed hungry.

 

Instead, your gift will ‘buy’ something much more important and meaningful … protein rich beef mince, onions, tomatoes, pasta and cooking oil  – everything our dedicated volunteers need to dish up a generous portion of spaghetti bolognese to every hungry child.

 

Please help us reach out this festive season, with an outpouring of love and the humble belief that this is what Jesus would want us to do. Your donation of any amount you feel moved to give will bring the magic of Christmas to this struggling community.

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If you can, please consider adding a little extra to your donation so we can give the most needy a few toiletries – soap, toothpaste and deodorant. How humbling to think that these basic necessities are beyond the reach of so many less fortunate people!

 

Your donation isn’t just about giving a poor person a meal at Christmas time. It’s about letting them know that others care  … that you care about them.

Heart of our work

Our core work involves alleviating the worst human suffering in areas of abject poverty – where families live in homes made of cardboard or thin plastic … where unemployment and malnutrition is rife … and where parents are dying and leaving children to care for one another.

We help the hungry, the homeless, the sick, vulnerable children and destitute aged.

And because most of the work is done by volunteers, almost every cent you donate goes directly to helping those in need.

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3000

PEOPLE FED DAILY
180

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