There are so many people that will not share the same Christmas morning feeling that many of us have become accustomed to – Like waking up at the crack of dawn to the smell of fresh gingerbread cookies and the roasted turkey that Mom slaved away making while you were asleep, the beautiful glow of the beaming lights from the Christmas tree that you helped decorate and the uncontainable excitement you feel just before opening the reindeer-themed wrapped gift with your name on it.
With a few days remaining of 2017, Uphando felt it best to end the year off by spreading some joy, love and the gift of giving that goes hand in hand with the festive season. We are proud to launch our Social Development campaign for 2018 by kicking off with the “Packaged Love” project.
We know that even the smallest contribution can make a great change in someone’s life. So, we teamed up with MHI Attorneys to spread goodwill to the homeless community of Bellville, Parow, Brackenfell and Durbanville, by donating care packages for the 2017 “Packaged Love” campaign organised by MES. They receive these gifts at their year-end function together with the certificates they have earned by attending life skills and other workshops throughout the year, celebrating the start of their journey to healing and rehabilitation.
Activate your heart this festive season. Put something extra in your trolley and experience the joy of watching someone less fortunate’s face light up when you hand it to them. That is what this season is about anyway, right?
Keep a lookout on our social media platforms for more events that Uphando will be taking part in to find out how you can get involved.