Photo Credit: Yeshiva College Campus

Everyone has a stash of masks that they no longer need; the pupils at Yeshiva College Campus started a collection that they will donate to CHOC.


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Johannesburg, South Africa (28 June 2022) – Since news broke that masks are no longer needed when out in public, many people have stockpiles of them sitting at home. The question is, do you let them collect dust and serve as a reminder of times gone by, or do you find a new use for them? People have been coming up with creative ways to reuse their masks, and the Yeshiva College Campus of Johannesburg decided to donate them to children fighting cancer.

Masks are not needed by the majority of the population; however, there are many people who need them to stay safe. People who have compromised immune systems need to keep the germs at bay and wear masks to do so. The pupils from Yeshiva College rallied to donate all unused masks to The CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA.

CHOC is a non-profit organisation that advocates for the health and well-being of children and teenagers diagnosed with cancer or life-threatening blood disorders. The passionate and dedicated staff and volunteers of CHOC aim to save lives through early detection and comprehensive support programmes for the families affected by cancer, such as; accommodation, transport assistance, psychosocial, emotional, and practical support, and more. They also provide awareness and education on childhood cancer and life-threatening blood disorders.

Families currently being supported by CHOC need masks, and so the Yeshiva College donation is a welcomed one.

The pupils at the college were able to collect thousands of masks for CHOC. Within one day, they filled a large plastic box with masks.

“In a magnificent collaboration between Yeshiva College and CHOC, a collection was conducted at the school on Friday where all unused disposable masks were donated for immune compromised patients.

Since the changing of the laws whereby masks are no longer necessary, this collection was a win win situation and an opportunity for the pupils to say goodbye to mask wearing in a positive way with an opportunity for chesed.”

The donation will go a long way in keeping the children safe and their immune systems clear of harmful germs. If you were looking for something to do with your masks, see if there is a cause in your community that could help people in need.

And as a reminder, if you see someone wearing a mask, smile at them and understand they have their own reason for wearing a mask.

Sources: Yeshiva College Campus
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