Laun­dry firm gives to el­derly

The Manica Post - - Local News - Tendai Guku­tikwa Post Cor­re­spon­dent

MUTARE based en­ter­prise, Ma­joh Laun­derettes on Mon­day handed over for­mal cloth­ing to the el­derly peo­ple at Zoro­rai Old Peo­ple’s Home in Sakubva. The do­na­tion was part of the firm’s ini­tia­tive where it gives back to the less priv­i­leged in the com­mu­nity.

Mr Richard and Mrs Miriam Manyau of Ma­jor Laun­derettes handed over more than 150 suits to the Sis­ter- In- Charge at Zoro­rai Old Peo­ple’s home, Sis­ter Blan­d­ina Mariko.

The do­na­tions also in­cluded win­ter and leather jack­ets.

Mrs Manyau said that this was just the be­gin­ning of a re­la­tion­ship be­tween the dry clean­ing en­ter­prise and the old peo­ple’s home.

“Ma­joh Laun­derette is de­ter­mined to sup­port de­serv­ing char­ity homes in the province. Old peo­ple’s homes and child pro­tec­tion or­ga­ni­za­tions are some of the in­sti­tu­tions that need con­tin­u­ous sup­port,” said Mrs Manyau.

“Th­ese are clothes that most of our bad debtors left and failed to come and col­lect since 2012. We only give them an ul­ti­ma­tum of three months be­fore sell­ing their goods in or­der to cover our own ex­penses. How­ever, in­stead of sell­ing th­ese clothes that have been at our of­fices for more than four years, we have de­cided to give them to the el­derly peo­ple who de­serve them,” she said.

She fur­ther promised that the com­pany will also help in clean­ing suits for the el­derly.

Ex­press­ing her grat­i­tude, Sis­ter Mariko said: “It is im­por­tant for busi­nesses and churches to sup­port the vul­ner­a­ble, es­pe­cially the old peo­ple who have no one to look after them.

“This in­sti­tu­tion is very happy to re­ceive cloth­ing from Ma­joh Laun­derettes. Our grand­par­ents feel so hon­oured for re­ceiv­ing the cloth­ing, for they were in real need of suits for spe­cial oc­ca­sions like go­ing to church and in cases where we have vis­i­tors com­ing to the in­sti­tu­tion.

“I am fur­ther ap­peal­ing to Ma­jor Laun­derettes to con­tinue com­ing and en­cour­age other or­gan­i­sa­tions to sup­port us,” she added.

Zoro­rai Old Peo­ple’s Home looks after a to­tal of 14 el­derly peo­ple, who are home­less, and 12 of them are males, while two are fe­males.

Ma­joh Laun­derettes owner Mrs Miriam Manyau hands over some of the suits to the el­derly at Zoro­rai Old Peo­ple's Home (Pic­ture by Tendai Guku­tikwa)

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