Young Humanitarian, Hugo Paluch
Gift of the Givers volunteers, Romy Petersen Saltz and Roslyn Toontas handed over 200 blankets in loving memory of Hugo Paluch, a Gr 8 pupil of Yeshiva College in Glenhazel, Johannesburg. The donation was received by Denese Bloch, high school principal and teacher Ronit Janet. Gift of the Givers is honoured to spread a little warmth in this young boy’s memory, who was fatally injured two weeks ago in a freak accident during thei lunch break. He spent a week on life support but sadly passed away a day after his fourteenth birthday. He was an extraordinary child who started charitable initiatives with an empathy for the poor. A blanket drive was initiated in his memory by the pupils of Yeshiva College.