Not only did adults give 67 minutes of  service to Living Hope  on Nelson Mandela Day, local students collected, assembled and labelled gifts for Living Hope to distribute to those in need.

We received baby gift packs from the Sun Valley Primary School grade 7 classes.  They undertook a great initiative of collecting baby items and putting them in a gift bag. Each gift bag contained soap, bibs, powder, nappies, baby gros, vest, booties, etc. We will use these gift bags for moms with new born babies and mom’s who join our support groups as part of our relationship building with them and by showing them that we care. We do baby and mother talks in the clinic and often we come across mothers who have absolute nothing for the their babies and they just live day by day hoping that someone will come their way and help them. As support group facilitators we are there to give these clients and our community hope. Before we hand over the gift bag, we will speak to the client and encourage the client and then pray with them.

Danielle Downes, Tiffany Klaase, Roxi Turner and friends from Kommetjie Pre-Primary collected and donated goodies. Don’t you love those sweet faces?

Also,  Fish Hoek Primary delivered beautifully wrapped boxes of tinned food. These have been packed into bags and will be distributed to those who are ill or have special needs. The non-perishable food packs were beautifully packed and labelled.

These gift packs are a blessing to our communities and we are extremely grateful to the schools for their practical way of celebrating Madiba’s birthday by helping the youngest of our communities.

*Thank you to Chantel Delcarme for contributing to this post.