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As the country’s Coronavirus cases lingers on, the impact of lockdown on the less privileged citizens is far greater than anyone anticipated. However, businesses such as Pick’n Pay and Food Lovers supermarket in partnership with Vukile Property Fund managing Dobsonville Mall have opened their hearts to donate grocery vouchers and other necessities to three charities of Soweto. The old age homes, which takes care of needy children and abandoned elderly people depends on monthly pension grants as well as donations from the community and businesses to put food on the table.
Both Lejwe la Thuso and Motse Moholo homes received grocery vouchers courtesy of Vukile Property Fund while Imbali Enhle HIV/Aids foundation care center received goodies and heap of bread loaves courtesy of Food Lovers Super market.
According to Kamogelo Phatlhane, Marketing manager of Dobsonville Mall, the purpose of this project is to assist the home-based care centers with their basic needs and food requirements during the covid 19 lockdown period.
She added that through their corporate social investment (CSI) programs they are are willing to help organizations that remain operational during lockdown. “Today we have chosen three old age homes, first two which are Motse Moholo and Lejwe la Thuso, both received grocery vouchers courtesy of Pick ‘n Pay. Then the third received 100 loafs of bread from food lovers.”added Kamogelo. All recipients expressed gratitude for all the donations they have received.
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