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Meals on Wheels - Community Services South Africa

  • By Jenny Bower · South Africa, SSA

 

Jenny Bower

Main aim of the charity

The Meals on Wheels Community Services project was founded in 1964 by Doctor Denis Baird. In light of the serious need amongst the ageing community in East London (South Africa), Dr Baird launched a fund-raising project aimed at financing the first ever Meals on Wheels delivery vehicle. He then gathered a few caring ladies, arranged to use a local church kitchen during weekdays, and the rest is history. At that time, Dr Baird and his original team had no idea that they were giving birth to what would become an enormous miracle of mercy.

How the employee got involved and why

At the beginning of 2020. I feel that I'm so privileged to have a secure job, a roof over my head and am able to have 3 meals a day. With that said, the thought of people going hungry just makes me feel so heartsore. It gives me a sense of comfort knowing that the financial support I provide monthly is ensuring that less fortunate people are being fed.

What work does the employee do for charity?

I provide financial support on a monthly basis to Meals on Wheels Community Services South Africa. My contribution feeds 6 elderly people who are less fortunate. My sponsorship number is MOW138WF448019

 
 
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