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Good Deeds Day is this Sunday and a group of people have decided to run a food drive to help struggling Wits students get some much-needed food supplies.


Good Deeds Day is an annual tradition of good deeds, it takes place on the 15th of April each year. Across the globe, hundreds of thousands of people choose to volunteer and help others. They put into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, whether it is large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world.

Habonim Dror South Africa, SAUJS @ Wits and Bnei Akiva South Africa are teaming up from today to run a food drive for students at Wits University.

There is a common misconception that if someone is enrolled at a university, all their troubles are solved but in South Africa, this isn’t the case. Many students come from poor backgrounds and struggle to even pay their fees. Others arrive on bursaries and have to make a plan for food and accommodation.

It is a reality in South Africa, that many students go hungry as they cannot afford to eat. The three above mentioned groups are working to change this. SAUJS @ Wits is a non-profit student union working on the ground to better the lives of Wits students.

Starting today, the three groups are collecting non-perishable food items which they will then distribute to the students with the most need on Sunday, International Good Deeds Day.

If you would like to support this initiative you can drop off non-perishable food items at the following places:

  • The SAUJS Office – The Wits Matrix
  • The Habonim Bayit – 34 10th Avenue, Highlands North
  • The Bnei Office – Yeshiva College Campus

By creating food security, they are securing the future of not only these students, but of the country, as these students become our future doctors, politicians, lawyers and teachers.

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