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WELTEVREDEN PARK - Children's home receive massive donation from gym.

Throughout the month of May, Strubens Valley-based ladies gym Curves has been collecting donations for Ikholwa Children’s Home in Weltevreden Park. 
Selaelo Kganane, one of the gym instructors, said they went on a food drive collection because they wanted to provide a way for their gym members to feed Ikholwa Home for Children, while at the same time raising awareness about the need for women’s health, wellness and fitness.
For the whole month, their members were encouraged to bring non-perishable food every day when they went to gym. “With the help of our caring members, we collected 620.5kg of food,” instructor Candice van der Berg revealed. 
Other corporates like Food Lovers Market and Impala Fruit and Veg also stepped in. They donated 105kg and 111kg of fresh fruit and vegetables, respectively. 
“Our main purpose for this drive was not only to donate food but also to raise awareness for local charities like Ikholwa,” said another instructor, Sue Kimberly. 
“Thank you to everyone who made this a success; we couldn’t have done this without you,” Kimberly added. 
Administration manager for the home Ulrike Mann couldn’t contain her excitement. She expressed her gratitude for the donation they received. “We are truly blessed; this donation will really help. It was much needed at this point.” She said it was wonderful to see that there are people in communities who care and are always ready and willing to help those in need, like their children. 
Adding to the groceries, the ladies also donated much-needed clothing which they believe will be of help to the children this winter.
Ikholwa is a registered non-profit organisation and children’s home, situated at 4 Rooihout Street in Weltevreden Park. They take care of 26 children aged between 11 months and 17 years. 
Details: Ikholwa 011 476 9387; info@ikholwa.com

Details: Ikholwa 011 476 9387, info@ikholwa.com

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