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Tis the Season of Giving'

Christmas for Maluti Child Care Project

In 2006, Nouwens Carpets and local businesses in the Harrismith and Qwa Qwa surrounds recognised the needs of the orphaned and vulnerable children in the area. And so the Maluti Child Care Project was established, with the sole objective of providing at least one hearty meal a day to these school-going children, as well as giving them a safe environment in which to play.

With more some 3500 children to feed, seven kitchens were set up and manned by volunteers, known as the "Mamas". A meal and a playground might not seem like much, but it makes an enormous difference.

This year, local sponsors have each “adopted” a kitchen and will all help to roll out the Christmas Bag initiative. Gift bags are sold to volunteers at R50 each – and they fill in a message on a gift tag. These bags are then filled with toiletries, stationery, toys and goodies by volunteers in Harrismith. The response has been amazing and on 11 December these will be handed out at the various kitchens along with a juice and a special treat for lunch

With making a difference in mind, the Nouwens staff embarked on a journey of giving and receiving. Giving gifts to the children cared for by the MCCP; receiving the satisfaction and reward of knowing that an act of kindness, no matter how small, can go a long way.

It has been great to have more parties involved and, as one of the sponsors said, "This entire experience has been humbling and heart-warming at the same time. It is unbelievable how willing everyone was to support our idea! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"

The Following Organisations and Individuals have contributed Cash
(Alphabetic Order)

AJ Smit
Andri Tucker
Bayer Healhtcare
Bev Wilson
Blueapple Advertising
Bronwyn MacFarlane
Brownwyn Schoeman
Bruno & Retha Sisler
Charmaine Moonsammy
Christina Morgan
Ena Colley
Flucia Mongwe
Gert Wilke & family
Gizelle Regel
Glen Anderson
Greg Bryant
Jaco & Juanita Pretorius
Jill Hagley
Jo-Anne Jones
Jocelyne Gregg-Macdonald
K. Pillay
Kelvin Venketsamy
Kevin & Hemone Lucke
Laura Boswell
Lee Corbett
Lianne Khan
Lisa Andrews
Lynda Woods

Magda Noack
Margie Schlebusch
Margret Milligan
Marisa Van Greunen
Marlize Theron
Media In Africa
Mercia Lamprecht
Michelle Prinsloo
Michelle Terblanche
Nicolene Gardiner
Paola Marrai
Petra Taljaard
Phylis Steyn
Road Furnishing Services
Rosy Naidoo
Sakkie Nakene
Sam Jordt
Sheri & Dave Botha
Specifying Dynamics
Stimvak Services
Subashnee Moodley
Tich & Bean
Tina Govender
Tracey Tingle
Veda Palmer
Wilma Swanich
Zelda Venter