On Mother’s Day, McCain South Africa spread some joy and showed just how much they care, by doing something special for the residents at Nazareth House in Yeoville, Johannesburg.

They showed that it really is the little things that mean everything, by arranging a special surprise Mother’s Day lunch for the elderly and children living at the home.

120 of the elderly and hospice residents were treated to a delicious McCain Mother’s Day lunch. The dining rooms were decorated in black, yellow and white balloons and lanterns which added flare, while yellow and white flowers decorated the tables. The delicious smell of roast chicken, McCain Veggie Sides creamed spinach, mashed butternut and mashed potato filled the air and the soulful sound of music created a fun and exciting atmosphere.

McCain threw quite a party for the 40 children living at Nazareth House as well. The afternoon started off with a delicious chicken nugget and McCain Crispy Oven Chip lunch. This was followed by a string of fun and exciting activities. The kids each got to paint a special plate, which was decorated with different characters and pictures. Their artistic flair really came out. The rest of the afternoon was spent playing on the jumping castle, getting their faces painted and being entertained by Popcorn the Entertainer who had everyone “oohing” and “ahhhing” about his amazing stilts and magic tricks.

McCain also donated R20 000 to this wonderful organisation, which is not only an old age home and a children’s home but is also a hospice. “Spending the day at Nazareth House was truly magical, to see the smiles on both the adults and children’s faces really meant the world to us. We are so glad that we could bring them some joy on this special day. It is amazing how something small like a lunch could mean so much to so many,” says Deolinda Da Costa, Marketing Manager of McCain South Africa.


The donated funds will go to helping Nazareth House support those who are not able to support themselves. It will go towards continuing to provide the best care for all the residents by providing them with nutritious meals, clothes for winter and medical supplies. The donation will also go towards providing the children with quality education, as well as assisting with the growing family needs at the children’s home.

“On behalf of the McCain team we would just like to thank Nazareth House for allowing us the opportunity to spread the joy and show how much we care. We can only hope that we made the elderly and children feel special this Mother’s Day,” concludes Da Costa.

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