To celebrate the end of the year Cape Town based NGO, Breadline Africa, has set their sights on sending 2 013 children from Touws River, Wallacedene, Philippi, Khayelitsha, Ravensmead, Mitchells Plain, Lavender Hill, Wellington, Paarl, Valhalla Park and Heideveld to enjoy a day of sea, sunshine, fun and games at Silverstream Beach in Atlantis. Now in its 13th year, the seaside event has become an annual outing for young children from impoverished communities.
“This is the best way to end our year – the children come from areas of extreme poverty and hardship and the seaside outing is our small gift to them. Many of them have never been to the sea before, this a real privilege for us at Breadline Africa,” Projects Officer for Breadline Africa, Edna Titus said. “We are asking all individuals, corporates and anyone that can assist with contributing towards this exciting event – a contribution of R200 will help send one child to the beach for the day, help us reach our goal of sending 2013 children this year.”
The annual seaside event, which has grown from 300 children from when it first started in 2000, has become a major event for the NGO, who are continuously on the lookout for support; “We are forever grateful to our group of hard working volunteers who give of their time, love and endless energy each year,” Titus said.
Since 1993, Breadline Africa has provided over 200 containers to poverty stricken communities. This year, Breadline Africa worked with the Nelson Mandela Foundation to place 33 Mandela Day container libraries in each of the nine provinces.
For more information on Breadline Africa visit www.breadlineafrica.org. If you would like to contribute to the annual seaside event contact Edna Titus on 021 418 0322 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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On behalf of Breadline Africa:
MD: Tim Smith
Project officer: Edna Titus