Advertisement

Joburg charity feeding homeless launch donation drive as chill sets in

shelters Joburg charity feeding homeless launch donation drive as chill sets in

One Small Act of Kindness feeds the homeless every Thursday night, and as the weather has started to turn, they are hoping to collect warm items for winter.

 

Johannesburg, South Africa – ‘One Small Act of Kindness’ is a charity based in Johannesburg that works to make a small difference in the life of the homeless.

Kelly-Ann Van Der Meer started One Small Act of Kindness in June 2016 from an idea she had as she was getting in bed on a Sunday night. Now the charity serves more people than she could ever dream of helping. Not only do they focus on feeding the homeless, but they also assist struggling families with groceries and any other person who needs assistance.

Kelly-Ann and volunteers cook food every Thursday to feed the homeless. They have a few regulars who often assist them in dishing food and handing out to those in need. Johannesburg has started to receive the first of winter’s chills. Kelly-Ann took to the charity’s Facebook page to ask if people could please start donating items to keep people warm.

They hope that people will donate socks, warm clothing, jackets, blankets and closed shoes to help protect the homeless from is said to be a bitterly cold winter.

“We need YOUR help! Any donations of jackets, socks, beanies, gloves and blankets will be so appreciated. You will be the difference between making it through a cold night or being too cold to sleep. Please open your hearts to help us help them”

If you would like to inquire about drop-off points or to donate financially to the charity you can do so here. They have asked people to message them via Facebook for more information if they would like to get involved in other ways.


Sources: Facebook
Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments or follow GoodThingsGuy on Facebook & Twitter to keep up to date with good news as it happens.
Click the link below to listen to the Good Things Guy Podcast, with Brent Lindeque – South Africa’s very own Good Things Guy. He’s on a mission to change what the world pays attention to, and he truly believes that there’s good news all around us. In the Good Things Guy podcast, you’ll meet these everyday heroes & hear their incredible stories:

Or watch an episode of Good Things TV below, a show created to offer South Africans balance in a world with what feels like constant bad news. We’re here to remind you that there are still so many good things happening in South Africa & we’ll hopefully leave you feeling a little more proudly South African.

Facebook Comments

Tyler Vivier
Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy. Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *