Charity Begins with Me is an organisation in Joburg that helps feed over 500 children each week and as a way to give back to the women that help, hundreds of cans and soup were collected


Bryanston, Johannesburg – This was part of the ‘Charity Begins with Me’ initiative in February to collect cans of food for their food parcels. The food parcels are given out to the 60 women that help run the feeding scheme each week.

“I currently have up to 60 women from the local community helping me with the feeding programme for the children. They assist with activities, like netball club, knitting club etc. and in return for their hard work we hand out food parcels with whatever items we have available that week. Mostly non-perishable food items like tinned fish, pasta, rice, soup, and basic toiletries like sanitary pads, soap, and toothpaste.”

Bryanston high school started collecting tinned foods and soups for the charity which will be distributed to the 60 heroic women that do so much for the children each week.

The organisation started various activities to keep the kids busy on Saturdays and the knitting club is very popular. Some of the girls were using pencils or sticks to knit as they did not have knitting needles.

“We now have up to 50 girls knitting every week and we try to supply them with enough wool to keep them busy all week long until we see them on Saturdays.”

The charity is collecting any leftover wool and unused knitting needles. If you would like to make a donation, you can contact the charity via their Facebook page here.

Sources: Charity Begins with Me
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