Khayelitsha New Year Shack Fires

Here's wishing our matrics all the best with their results.  To all South Africans we pray for a blessed, prosperous and successful 2013 where health, happiness, sustenance and spirituality abound.  In welcoming the New Year 2013 we find ourselves in a situation where 4000 fellow South Africans have been rendered homeless following a devastating shack fire in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, on New Year's day.  Most inhabitants have lost everything and their only possessions are the clothes they are wearing.  Children are faced with the prospect of going to school with no stationery or school uniforms.

Isn't it appropriate in the spirit of the festive season that humans respond to fellow humans who have lost everything?  Isn't that the ultimate message and spirit of the year end celebrations which has to be translated into positive action?  Gift of the Givers Cape Town office re-opens to respond to the crisis.  Blankets, food parcels, clothing, corrugated sheeting, uniforms, stationery, sanitary pads, disposable nappies and dishes will be provided.  

Those wanting to assist can deliver relevant items to 45 Noll Avenue, Athlone Industria, Cape Town.  Cash contributions into Gift of the Givers, Standard Bank, Pietermaritzburg, Account No. 052137228, Branch code 057525.  Please fax or email deposit slip with contact details.  Contributions to Gift of the Givers are tax-deductible.  All requests for a Section 18 certificate to

Details Gawa Sayed on 083 661 3035 or 021 638 7909.
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