The Nashua Children’s Charity (NCCF) visited nine its charities situated in Johannesburg South and West on 23 August, to deliver some warmth and love to hundreds of children, and chat to the caregivers while assessing their future needs.
“We try to promote the idea of sustainable living with our charities, so that the children in their care are provided for in a meaningful way,” said NCCF director, Helen Fraser. “We don’t just hand over a cheque and expect the charities to fend for themselves.”
Assisting 58 charities across the country, the NCCF has helped with furniture, educational materials, copiers, PCs, groceries, outings for the children, and even repairs to buildings. The organisation also assists approximately 12 000 children with 360 000 meals every month, which include two meals a day and a school lunch pack per child.
“It is always very special for us, as we are warmly received by the children with welcomes and hugs. We try to visit all the charities we provide aid to as often as possible to find out how else the NCCF can help the children in their care,” said Fraser.
The team travelled in a vehicle courtesy of AVIS Fleet Services, and dispensed a little sweet treat to the children, courtesy of Routes Coaching. A truck sponsored by Bayley Worldwide Removals followed them from charity to charity and distributed 800 blankets, thanks to Ellies and Warm the World.
Charities visited include Hugh’s Haven, Lerato Educational Centre, Villa of Hope, M.C. Kharbai School, Thato Ke Matla, Santu HIV/Aids Relief Project, The Cradle of Hope, Baby Moses Sanctuary, and COACH.
BothM.C. Kharbai School and Santu HIV/Aids Relief Project received sports equipment on behalf of Prodoc Sweden. Makro Woodmead contributed a R600 donation in addition to the €300 provided by Prodoc Sweden for the gear.
To view more images of the charity visits, please visit the Nashua Facebook Page.