Community Support vital to SOS Children’s Villages South Africa
With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting everyday life, SOS Children’s Villages SA, like other organisations in the country has experienced challenges that it continues to overcome. As we adapt to these unprecedented circumstances, individual and corporate donors play a significant role in ensuring that we continue to provide for vulnerable children and families in our care.
One of the donations made was from Inhle Beverages. Their water donation has brought hope and much relief to the community of Makeneng in Qwaqwa and the community of Sunrise Park, who for a long time, like some Rustenburg communities, have been struggling without safe and clean drinking water.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said that it is very crucial that citizens wear masks. One of the challenges faced the country was a shortage of masks. Women in our Family Strengthening Programme (FSP) at SOS Port Elizabeth, Sue, Emma and Violet, have been donating to us since from 2016, they have now ensured that some of our programme have sufficient masks. Violet has donated 25 masks for children in our SOS Mamelodi programme. Sue made and donated masks to our Pietermariburg programme and Emma’s donation of 200 marks was distributed to our SOS Cape Town. Adient, donated 300 marks to SOS Port Elizabeth programme.
Violet donating masks. Children at SOS CPT wearing Emma’s masks. Sue with masks donated to SOS PE.
It is important for young children to have a nutritious diet to protect their immunity, and to ensure their future growth and development. The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted normal life; families now have to buy more non-perishable food. Corporate partners such as Pick n Pay, Makro, Adient and KFC through KFC ADD HOPE delivered food parcels to our SOS Rustenburg programme and SOS Port Elizabeth, to ensure that children have enough food and a healthy diet during these difficult times.
Pick n Pay donating groceries. KFC donating Zinger chicken fillets. Children with food items donated by KFC.
Makro handover at SOS Rustenburg. Adient donating food parcels. Food parcels from KFC ADD HOPE funds.
In April, Kerrymaid UHT Cream donated long life milk to SOS Children’s Villages South Africa. Kerrymaid UHT provides a complete range of dairy ingredients and products.
Following the current global crisis because of the COVID 19 and its devastating impact on communities globally, Kerry South Africa (PTY) Ltd donated 213 cases of Kerrymaid UHT long life cream to SOS Children’s Villages South Africa.
“Your work and dedication is invaluable within our local communities and we thank you sincerely for all that you do,” said Victoria Callakoppen, Key Account Manager at Kerry South Africa (PTY) Ltd.
The Kargo Group of Companies specialises in Express Road Freight Distribution and consists of four companies. The Kargo footprint extends across South Africa and they offer an integrated range of logistics services.
Kargo has been part of the SOS family since 1992, offering free cargo services worth thousands per year. A heartfelt thank you to Kargo for their quick response, willingness to collect and deliver across all our programmes without question.
“Kargo has been an amazing partner, always willing to go out of their way to help us, says Garth Gibson, Corporate Fundraiser: SOS Children’s Villages SA. Kargo has played a vital role in helping us get supplies to our programmes on time during National lockdown.