The Star charity drive will warm the needy hearts
THE Star’s Operation Snowball volunteerism project continues. In line with this year’s Mandela Day theme, #ActionAgainstPoverty, The Star is preparing to distribute food parcels and blankets to homeless shelters and orphanages in the Joburg CBD.
Some of the beneficiaries include Malaika Orphanage Centre, Ikhaya Lethemba, Thembalethu, Jabulani Khakibos Kids and Usindiso Ministries.
Awande Dlamini, marketing and brand officer at The Star said they were “very excited about the distribution, and the kind of impact it will have on our beneficiaries”.
“With the help of our sponsors; Gift of the Givers, Tiger Brands, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Vodacom and Shivava Lounge, and contributions from our employees, we have managed to raise 800 food parcels, including blankets to distribute to targeted homes in the CBD.”
The Star’s Operation Snowball was established as a winter charity that provides blankets to those in need. It benefits a number of home-based care and orphanages, as well as street kid organisations that are particularly vulnerable during this time of the year.
When cold weather is experienced in Joburg, the fund kicks into high gear, handing out much-needed blankets. – Staff Reporter
CARING: Independent Media’s Paul Hopane and Precious Thwala with food parcels collected from various sponsors ahead of The Star’s Operation Snowball Mandela Day Food Drive.