Grocery Packs to help Needy

The event took place at the Saint Angelas Church church hall in Dobsonville recently. St Vincent De Paul is an international charity network run all over the world. In South Africa, it has more than 2500 members who are volunteers from 200 catholic parish committees known as conferences. It is a registered as an NPO and Public Benefit Organisation and has been operating since 1856. The groups of volunteers express their faith through giving service to the needy in their different parishes. They also provide financial and other forms of assistance to many learners enrolled at primary, secondary schools including students at tertiary institutions.

Through God’s grace the Central Conference of St Vincent de Paul managed to secure funds from the National Council. They in turn gave the funds to Soweto Conferences of which Saint Angelas Church is also a member of parishes included on the 25th of March 2021. These financial donations totalling R8 000, coming in 2 batch instalments of R4 000 each are meant to help the very needy individuals identified by their local St Vincent de Paul volunteers. The volunteers would determine and propose names of individuals in dire need and put them on a list.

A meeting was held on the 14th of April 2021 after the church service where a list was drawn by members of St Vincent de Paul who reached a resolution and identified 10 beneficiaries earmarked to receive grocery packs.
The overjoyed recipients danced with mixed emotions as they received the food parcels. A moving sight as volunteers even went the extra mile to help carry the recipients’ groceries accompanying them to their various homes and to the taxi rank. Acts of kindness indeed and relevant to the slogan of St Vincent which is ‘being meek and humble.’
May the Almighty bless them for their relentless mission as they continue to provide for community members in need.

Olefile Anthony Wabobi Soweto Sunrise News