One of my friends here in Hoedspruit, Sarah, is involved with two charities mainly working with impoverished communities and children. Last week she was introduced to the Khutsong Center in Acornhoek – just down the main road from our town.
Khutsong means “rest” in one of our local languages, and the Khutsong Center is just that – a place for 13 elderly people from rural villages to rest for their last days. It’s an incredibly poor project with a ramshackle hut that houses the eleven women and two men who are being taken care of. One of the aged is disabled and many are bedridden.
This is what Sarah says “……….. their gentle smiles have really tugged at my heart, and I would love to be able to make them feel, just for one day,on Christmas, that the world has not forgotten them………………………”
So what we are going to do is put together thirteen Christmas hampers for these wonderful old folk. We need to include basic items such as tooth brushes and toothpaste and soap, a facecloth, some Vaseline, a blanket, something nice to make them feel good like a scarf or clothing item and then a few treats like biscuits and crisps.
If you would like to contribute in any way we would really appreciate your help.
Please contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can assist with any of the items. Financial contributions can be made to :
Paypal donations can be sent to email@example.com
Bank details : nourish NPO, First National Bank, account 62321718324, Hatfield branch number 252145. Reference OLD AGE ( and ur name ) or email a proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo’s courtesy of Sarah Bergs.
I will write another post on this center when we go to hand these folk their Christmas hampers. I can’t wait to see their faces!