Feed hungry tummies this festive season

Flore Dexel (Domino Foundation), Tyron Altern (The Church of the Good Shepherd), Danny Beeks (international volunteer) and Lisa Doyle (Domino Foundation) have been busy putting the final touches on the colourful Domino Foundation Christmas

THE Domino Foundation has urged the community to help them spread the festive joy by supporting its Christmas Stockings project. Altruistic residents can participate by purchasing a reusable R20 Domino gift bag, filling it to the brim with suggested Christmas goodies valued at R80 (extra goodies are welcome) and dropping them off at The Domino Foundation before 23 November.

Thousands of vulnerable children from 23 crèches in the Amaoti community will benefit from the project. Individuals, work teams and social clubs are encouraged to get involved and spend a few minutes giving back this festive season.

“We are halfway to reaching our target of filling 1 200 bags and would love it if people could spread the word to help us make sure that every child from our early childhood development programme goes home with a stocking.

“The majority of the contents in the Christmas stockings are non-perishable food items. Our idea around our Christmas drive is to ensure we are supporting vulnerable individuals in the most effective manner. As government feeding programmes close over school holidays, the reality is that numerous children go weeks without meals between academic terms,” said Shaun Tait of The Domino Foundation.

Tait added that the foundation’s early childhood development (ECD) programme has partnered with their feeding scheme to ensure that the vulnerable children in each crèche are receiving nourishment over the festive period.

“In each stocking, in addition to the listed items, The Domino Foundation will place Stop Hunger Now food packs as well as JAM SA porridge, which provide all nutrients for daily recommended requirements,” he said.

Contact 031 563 9605.

 

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Mariclair Smit
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