The Society of Saint Vincent De Paul would like to express deep appreciation and sincere thanks to the Edgar Droste Trust and Nedbank Private Wealth Charitable Trust Division for the generous donation of blankets received this winter. No fewer than 425 blankets were distributed to the most vulnerable aged and homeless people in our communities.
Elderly and homeless
125 blankets were given to needy elders at the Eldorado Park Old Age Village, 125 were donated to Saint Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church in Eldorado Park, and a further 175 went to our National Office in Frederic Place, Coronationville, for distribution throughout the country.
lt goes without saying that the blankets were received with much excitement and joy, by families trying to deal with the uncertainty of their future created by the Coronavirus pandemic. Many of them have been left homeless and without any form of income. Being able to at least keep the cold at bay through the bitter winter months has offered a little hope and comfort.
We applaud the support received from the Trust over the years. During winter, blankets are donated, and at Christmas time, food hampers have brought a little joy into the lives of the poorest of the poor. We do not know what would have happened to them without your support.
Your generosity is highly appreciated by our society, the poor families we assist on a weekly basis and by the elderly men and women at the old age village. Our prayers are with you at all times. May GOD’s blessings grant you peace and love as you continually have the poor and aged at heart.
For more pictures of delighted beneficiaries of these donated blankets, please click here.