Beating the cold in Kimberley

cold in kimberley

Blanché Mpiwa reports from the Kimberley Central Council that volunteers from St Peter’s went out to Riverton to distribute a car boot full of blankets, provided by an anonymous donor.

The donor’s kindness touched a young boy in Block 5 (pictured above), who is struggling to afford the necessities of life. He was so grateful for the gift of a cosy new blanket, especially now, when night time temperatures drop below zero.

The conference has also collected clothes from generous donors and donated them to a a Soup Kitchen in Romance (adjacent to Riverton).

During Lent, the parish responded to a call for food items.  They donated 39 food parcels to needy families.  “When we have no cash in our account, our members generously make soup and food available to the hungry who depend on us,” reports Blanché.

Members of SSVP also regularly visit a group of senior citizens in their homes. Every visit is seen as a Christian gesture to support those who might be lonely – and every visit is a Prayer to strengthen those that are visited.

As Vincentians we embrace the opportunity to help others. Time and again, Jesus told us that we need to love one another, and share whatever we have with those who have nothing. If you would also like to reach out to those most in need, please consider making a donation towards our work for the poor. Let us be your hands, delivering food, blankets and clothing to those who are suffering and in need right now.

“Whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him? Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.” – 1 John 3: 17-18


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