Open hearts on World Orphans Day

WHEN it comes to serving the community, the Interact Club at Pinetown Girls’ High School is at the forefront.

The group’s projects include feeding babies at Baby Hope House, visiting the elderly and collecting sanitary supplies in the drive to keep more girls in school.

When the interact co-ordinator and staff member, Bronwyn Hemphill, said there was a dire need for warm clothing to give to people less fortunate than themselves, the Interactors were inundated with donations which soon outgrew the storage space.

“Luckily they made contact with the St Clement’s Home-based Care project, a non-profit organisation that cares for orphans. The children live in their own homes, sometimes with extended family or are the head of the family,” said the Pinetown Rotary Club’s Margaret Keogh.

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The children visit the centre for hot meals, help and advice.

Nosipho Sibisi received the donations on behalf of St Clement’s, where she is a volunteer.

World Orphans Day, on 13 November, was created to draw attention to the plight of millions of children worldwide who, for many reasons, do not have the love and support of their parents.

“We are all encouraged to raise awareness, support and funding for this very important cause,” said Margaret.

Contact Gugu at St Clements on 031 707 3031 to make a donation.

 

 

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Lloyd Mackenzie
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