As Christmas approached we decided to see if we could do a little to bring some smiles to people who needed it more than we do. So, we decided to throw a little Christmas party for the kids of the Abaphumeleli Home of Safety in Khayelitsha.
The orphanage and home of safety is run by Evelyn Makasi in her own home. She's taken in 38 children between the ages of three months and 18 years, who were abused, abandoned or orphaned. We asked around for anyone to contribute and were overwhelmed with donations of cash, supplies and goodies to make their day.
So, off we went, arriving with five car loads packed not only with all the yummy goodies needed for a good party, but a huge amount of supplies and necessities to last them through the next few months. We also had a visit from (a rather skinny) Santa who made sure that every child got their own box of goodies and presents.
We hope to make this an annual event so that we can continue to contribute in a meaningful way to all the amazing work that Evelyn does.