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Paying it forward to Solidarity Helping Hand

Thanks to the parents and staff of Randhart’s School House International (primary and high school) and The Exploratorium Nursery School, Solidarity Helping Hand will be able to feed several destitute families.

To begin the new month and just weeks after Mandela Day, School House International and The Exploratorium Nursery School presented Solidarity Helping Hand with 256 food bottles.

The bottles contain rice, soup mix, lentils, a stock cube and a packet of instant soup mix, and the meals are easy to prepare.

Lilyway Designs sponsored the food bottle’s stickers, making them colourful and recognisable.

Charlene Groves, who owns the schools, said this was part of their community outreach programme and thanked the parents who donated to this good cause.

At the handover was the management of the schools and Solidarity Helping Hand.

“Solidarity Helping Hand will distribute them to those in need in the community and their many beneficiaries. Charity is important for us, knowing we’re a community of people. Just last year, we donated blankets to Child Welfare,” she said.

Johan Olivier of Solidarity Helping Hand extended his appreciation for the donation, which will go to destitute families.

“Each soup bottle will feed one family with a healthy meal during these times of extreme hardship. We rely solely on the community to donate food, clothing and other assistance to reach the poor.

The donated food bottles.

“We know not everybody can help those in need directly, and that is where the volunteers are such an important link,” he said.

Olivier said they worked in a controlled and disciplined way to reach out, ensuring the community’s donation reached the truly destitute.

Solidarity Helping Hand is an Article 21 company which, as a community organisation, forms part of the Solidarity Movement that focuses on upliftment through education. They function on a Christian-based value system and enable communities to find short- and long-term solutions for the needs in their areas.

For more information, call Olivier on 083 457 8009 or Ronelle Brand on 064 085 0948.

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