The volunteer-run organisation who brought the Rugby World Cup big screen and snacks for homeless in Cape Town has big plans for the festive season… but they need your help!
Western Cape, South Africa – Volunteer-run soup kitchen Ladles of Love will take the festive spirit to disadvantaged school children in Gauteng, with a memorable Christmas event and is calling on 200 volunteers to help make 1,200 kids happy this festive season.
“This year we have decided to join forces with our oldest sponsors, Doppio Zero and stretch out a helping hand to Gauteng,” says Ladles founder, Danny Diliberto.
“This year Doppio Zero’s Wishtree Campaign will raise funds so that together we can serve 1,200 school kids a Christmas lunch in two separate schools – at the Zakhele Primary school in Mamelodi on 28 November and at Vulamazibuko Primary school Diepkloof Zone, Soweto on 4 December.”
Diliberto explains that they are looking for 100 volunteers to help serve at each event at the schools to help them create a memory of a lifetime for the children.
Regarding volunteering, he says: “At Ladles of Love we refer to our work as ‘Seva’, which is a beautiful Sanskrit word that refers to the art of selfless service,” he explains. “When you give of yourself wanting nothing in return, you become a Seva warrior.”
Ladles of Love is a volunteer-run soup kitchen in Cape Town that provides over 12,000 healthy meals to the homeless a month. They distribute soup at various locations around Cape Town helped by volunteers.
“Ladles of love offers access for people from all walks of life and those that have lost their way to a wholesome meal,” says Diliberto. “All our food is freshly prepared, and most importantly, it is served with love.”
Other Ladles of Love projects provide food to struggling schools, students and communities.
There are many ways the public can get involved either by joining the team, donating, sponsoring a school feeding scheme, or becoming a partner. Go to www.ladlesoflove.org.za for more information. Those wanting to donate to the Wishtree Campaign can go to any Doppio Zero restaurant in Gauteng and pledge their R50 donation.