31/05/2013 - Syria Awareness in Pretoria

Dr Sooliman created awareness on the current situation in Syria at the Silver Crescent Gardens in Laudium, Pretoria. The event was well attended by enthusiastic donors who were hungry for more information on how they can assist in alleviating some of the problems faced by thousands in Syria.
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31/05/2013 - Maxine's Salon

GOTG distributes bulk Hair Products to Maxine’s Salon run from a Wendy House in Eastwood, Pietermaritzburg. Items include:

  • 96 x 200ml Sunsilk Conditioner
  • 36 x 700ml Organics Shampoo & Conditioner
  • 36 x 100ml Blue Seal Vaseline
  • 48 x 200ml Organics Shampoo
  • 18 x 150ml Bryl Cream
  • 18 x 60 ml VO5 Hot Oil
  • 8 x 750ml Tresme' Shampoo
Total Project Value: R10 000.00

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29/05/2013 - Thubelihle Creche

GOTG distributes Bulk Food to Thubelihle creche as they provide daily meals to their 200 children.

  • 3 Cases Marvello Margarine
  • 8 Cases Fine Food Sachets
  • 2 x 10kg Maize Meal
  • 6 x 2l Tomato Sauce
  • 6 x 3kg Mrs Balls
  • 80 x 35g Cook in Bag
  • 22 x 400g Knorr Soup
  • 4 x 2kg Stew Mix
  • 2 x 2kg Chicken Sauce

Total Project Value: R5 000.00

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28/05/2013 - As Salaam Education Cente

As Salaam Education Centre has 1000 students who attend the college,100 of whom reside at the boarding home in Umzito. Many of the students come from underprivileged homes and as a result they are unable to pay the required fee. The education centre tries to meet the fundamental needs of the students by providing daily meals of which the GOTG team was glad to get on board and assist them with a

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27/05/2013 - Syrian Refugees Assisted in Yemen

Gift of the Givers Yemen branch distributes Food Parcels to 120 Syrian refugee families in Yemen. Each food parcel consisted of:
  • 120 White Rice
  • 120 White Sugar
  • 60 Green Beans
  • 360 Cooking Oil
  • 360 Backed Beans.
  • 120 Bottles of Tomato Sauce
  • 240 Bottles of Handy Andy
Total Project Value: R97 047.00
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23/05/2013 - Unilever Partnership

In what was a historic moment Gift of the Givers and Unilever signed a partnership contract yesterday, 22 May 2013, at the Unilever head office in Umhlanga in the presence of several managers, directors and distribution management teams from both agencies.

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15/05/2013 - Nesquik Distribution

Gift of the Givers distributes Nesquik Milk Shakes to the following underprivileged schools in the Western Cape.



Project Value

Mvula Primary School

43 x 24 x 250ml

R5 676.00

Lwazi Primary School

51 x 24 x 250ml

R6 732.00

Heideveldt Primary School

36 x 24 x 250ml

R4 752.00

Silverstream Primary School

38 x 24 x 250ml

R5 016.00

Saambou Primary Shool

20 x 24 x 250ml

R2 640.00

Mary Harding Primary

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10-11-12/05/2013 - Mothers Day KZN Distribution

Gift of the Givers distributes 60 Blankets and 337 Personal Hygiene Packs to mothers in the following areas in KZN.

Point Street


Umlazi Community


Phoenix / Palmview Primary


Glenwood Community


North Beach


Assemblies of God Church


Northdale Community


Open Gate School


Total Project Value =R167 000.00
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08/05/2013 - Vulindlela Creche

Words fail Pastor Jacob from the Vulindlela community as he receives Bulk Food from GOTG for 3 community creches. 140 children gathered at Greys Help Centre to receive their food items.

  • 3 x 3kg Mrs Balls
  • 3 x 5lt Tomatoe Sauce
  • 12 x 250 Sachet Salts
  • 3 x 12.5kg Marvello Margarine
  • 18 x 1lt Knorr Sauce
  • 36 x 100’s Lipton Tea Bags
  • 3 x 2kg Knorr Sweet & Sour Sauce
  • 3 x 10kg Rice
  • 3 x 10 kg Mealie Meal
  • 3 x 10kg
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07/05/2013 - Eastwood Salons

Esme Nel, a community worker passionate about empowering small business owners, approached Gift of the Givers for a contribution of Hair Products to 8 salons in Eastwood, Pietermaritzburg. The GOTG team gladly obliged by distributing items at the community hall.

  • 108 x 200ml Shampoo and Conditioner
  • 48 x 150ml Brylcream
  • 8 Personal Hygiene Packs
  • 4 x 2.5L Hair Relaxers
  • 144 x 100ml Vaseline

Total Project

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02/05/2013 - Kenilworth Respite Centre

Kenilworth Respite Centre is a shelter for women and children affected by domestic violence. The shelter also provides meals, counselling, and empower the victims by offering programmes such as lifeskills. Gift of the Givers was glad to contribute to their good cause and handed over:

  • 1 Large Mustard Sauce
  • 2 x 2lt Worcester Sauce
  • 1 x 5lt Tomotoe Sauce
  • 1 x 2lt Salad Dressing
  • 2 x 4kg Brown Sauce
  • 2 x 4kg
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30/05/2013 - Syria Awareness in Roshnee

Dr Sooliman created awareness around the situation in Syria by delivering a talk at the Tagore Hall in Roshnee, Gauteng. The event was hosted by the Vaal Muslim Ladies who handed over a personalised GOTG cake as well as a cheque with an undisclosed amount. The cheque symbolises the communities ongoing support to Gift of the Givers over the years, they also pledged to raise funds toward the Syria
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29/05/2013 - Wheelchair Handover

29/05/2013 - Wheelchair Handover

GOTG hands over a wheelchair to Mr Ebrahim Vawda in Durban who suffered a stroke. The wheelchair has come in handy in allowing him to be mobile around the house without assistance.

Total Project Value: R1 500.00

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28/05/2013 - Thubelihle Sewing Group

Mrs Maisela, a fit and passionate pensioner with a heart for her community, has provided a means for both men and women to sustain themselves and their families. Although one would imagine a woman of her age to be enjoying her last years by resting and spending time with grandchildren, she finds enjoyment in running a sewing group and finds even greater joy in the reward of seeing her group make

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23/05/2013 - Mpumuza Community

The NPC (Natal Pietermaritzburg Corporation) and the Association for the Physically Disabled met at the Mpumuza Traditional Administrative Centre to take measurements of the 28 adults who are physically callenged. Wheelchairs will then be customised and delivered to them as many are unemployed and unable to purchase their own wheelchairs. The burden of having to rely on family and friends to move

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16/05/2013 - Woodlands Salons

Micro salons in Woodlands received various hair products from GOTG who also acknowledged the recycling groups within the community by handing over Personal Hygiene Packs.

  • 36 x 1Lt Sunsilk Shampoo & Conditioner
  • 48 x 200ml Organic Shampoo
  • 36 x 354ml Hair Lotion
  • 24 x 100ml Vaseline
  • 48 x 200ml Organic Conditioner
  • 35 Personal Hygiene Packs

Total Project Value: R32 500.00

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10/05/2013 - Phathakahle Creche

A pleasure to see the smiles of the 48 children of Phathakahle Creche in Hillcrest as they opened their little hands to receive tasty Nido drinks whilst the teachers received Bulk Food for the creche.

  • 1 Large Unilever Household Pack
  • 5L Tomotoe Sauce
  • 3 x 3kg Mrs Balls Chutney
  • 2 x 10kg Rice
  • 2 x 10kg Mealie Meal
  • 2 x 12.5kg Marvello Margarine
  • 40 x 100g Rajah Spice
  • 48 x 250ml Nido
  • 6 Tomotoe Sachets
  • 60 x 60g
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08-09-10/05/2013 - Mothers Day KZN Distribution

In recognition of Mothers Day, GOTG distributes Personal Hygiene Packs to 815 mothers in underprivileged communities around KZN. Of the 10 locations listed below, the Welbedacht community and the Aryan Benevolent Home in Pietermaritzburg received a hot meal together with the Hygiene Packs.

Distribution Points:



Westham Secondary


Phoenix Heights Primary



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07/05/2013 - Careline 16th Anniversary

Careline celebrated its 16th anniversary at their May Core Group. The guest was Salim Badat, a mixed Martial Arts coach, who imparted soft skills for general everyday safety. His presentation focused on three areas, environmental awareness, tools to use and self actualisation. The volunteers were saluted for their committment and were treated to a light lunch showered with little pamper packs.
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