Libraries care too
Food collection a boost for Breidbach SPCA
AS part of their outreach programme, the Buffalo City Metro Inland Libraries started a project which saw the King William’s Town SPCA benefitting from a much-needed donation of animal food in Breidbach last week.
Through this project, the libraries proved that they not only provide much-needed books to their communities, but also care.
The Inland Libraries consist of King William’s Town, Schornville, Breidbach, and Berlin and each library had a part in the success of the project.
Breidbach senior librarian, Debbie Christian, said that reaching out to communities and organisations in need formed part of their social responsibility obligation as an institution.
“Libraries are not only there for doing school assignments, reading, or research but are also there for bringing change to those in need in communities,” Christian said.
She said that they had approached schools, local businesses and members of the community within their jurisdiction for donations of animal food, and also contributed money from their own pockets.
“We than invited children from the respective schools, community leaders, and Mike Webb as the Pink Fairy to be part of the handing over ceremony,” Christian said.
Pupils from Breidbach-based Happy Hearts Pre-School, Breidbach Primary and Berlin-based Child’s World Primary and Zanempucuko High School were entertained by the Pink Fairy at the ceremony.
Addressing the pupils, Webb said he was there to help raise funds for the SPCA.
“It’s not only for the money. It’s all about love for animals, doing educational talks, and raising funds for the SPCA,” Webb said.
“I talk to schools and talk about awareness and what I really love from the bottom of my heart is to raise awareness and we need to get the whole community in all our respective areas involved.
“I’m very pleased with what I see here today.
“Let us make a commitment that we will be back again and that it will be much bigger and better,” he said.
Prior to receiving the animal food, elated SPCA official Dennis Block shared tips on how to care for your animals, and thanked the libraries for the much-needed gesture.
Regional librarian Nothemba Maku, in her thank-you message, commended Webb, the libraries, the community and the schools for making the project a phenomenal success.
“You all are important to us and without your involvement I don’t think this project would ever be possible, so I thank you all,” Maku said.
MUCH NEEDED DONATION: The King William’s Town SPCA receive a much needed donation from an initiative by the BCM Inland Libraries in Breidbach last week