When the cupboards are bare... communities come together!

The Greater Benoni Child Welfare society sent a plea out for food donations, and the response was phenomenal!


The Greater Benoni Child Welfare society put out a call on social media to assist with food donations, but never expected the community to assist in the way they did!

The Greater Benoni Child Welfare has been in existence since 1924. The Society renders statutory services to any member of the community that falls in their area of service delivery that presents with a psychosocial problem. Their caseload is currently 1782 families in Benoni and Daveyton.

Colin House, their Child & Youth Care Centre is also situated in Northmead, Benoni, and provides a safe haven for 20 children between the ages of 3 and 13 years, who are considered to be at risk within their home environment.

They put out the call yesterday after seeing that their cupboards were bare.

“Morning. We usually do not follow the practice of asking for donations in this way, but today I am asking our friends in the community to help. Our food cupboards are empty as well as our bank account. Please support us in order to support the 20 children in Colin House CYCC as well as some of our 1467 foster children by opening your hearts and pockets to help. Thank you.” 

Food donations, money and even people offering to volunteer filled the Facebook comment section in their post.

There was a wonderful response by the community as well as the Round Table Golden East 181 who immediately assist with a HUGE food donation and delivery. Community members also started an online conversation about how they can assist on an ongoing basis.

The foundation took to Facebook to post pictures of the donations and to thank the community!

“Thank you for your wonderful responses, donations and offers of help. Thank you for everyone stepping up. All I can say is you are wonderful.”

Check out the pics below:

If you would like to assist in any way, click here.

Sources: Greater Benoni Child Welfare society
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