Last year, Xolani and his team received food parcels to the value of R18 000 which were delivered to the needy.
The XMbutho Foundation hosts a Mandela Day programme annually to assist locals with food and other goods, but because of the lockdown there will be no programme this year. “Even though we won’t hold our usual programme, we will help families in need on Mandela Day,” said founder of the NPO, Xolani Mbutho of Amandawe.
Last year, Xolani and his team received food parcels to the value of R18 000 which were delivered to the needy. This year, the team has a list of 86 families in desperate need of food. “We ask the public to open their hearts and help us help these families, especially during these tough times with Covid-19,” added Xolani.
As many people are currently restricting their movement because of the pandemic, the foundation is willing to collect food parcels from donors.
The foundation also recently opened a day care centre in Amandawe for local children. Pre-school educator Thuli Mathe is doing her share for the community by assisting the foundation at the new centre and others have also contributed to its establishment.
Lots of toys and food were donated to the centre by the Scottburgh Methodist Church, as well as blankets from the New Covenant Church. The foundation thanks all for the generous donations.
“Without these donations, we wouldn’t be where we are now,” said Xolani.
Article written by: Vanisha Moodley
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