Every need in the world is an opportunity to share God’s love with those around us. That’s why, as a church family, we are responding to the COVID-19 crisis not by panicking or hiding in fear, but by serving the most vulnerable people.
We have to acknowledge that in this unprecedented time there is a need for practical support, but in a helpful and sustainable manner. We have to give out of a sense of conviction and not out of guilt.
You can assist in two ways:
1. Donate to the COVID-19 Relief Fund. For more information please email : firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Send a Checkers voucher to a family.
If you want to help a family in need, we suggest the best way is to buy a Shoprite voucher. You can redeem this voucher at any Shoprite, Usave or Checkers.
How to buy a Checkers voucher:
Go to www.tickets.computicket.com
- You will need the recipient’s (of the voucher) valid cell phone. You can pay via credit card or EFT.
- The person will receive the voucher via cell phone and they can redeem the voucher at the check-out counter.
- The identity of the person who buys the voucher will remain anonymous to the person who receives it.
What can a voucher purchase?
Food and electricity at any Checkers, Shoprite or USave.
When giving, remember the following:
If you are in a small group and feel led to help another family in Oakhill, we suggest that you discuss it with your small group leader. All information will be treated anonymously.
For more information email: email@example.com
How to help the Learn2Live Community Project:
Due to the lockdown we cannot train, mentor or support our ECD (Early Childhood Development) centres. We are regularly in contact with them, but we are concerned about the hardship the principals, their staff and their general communities are facing.
Women that start up ECD centres want to support their communities by providing a safe space for children. They are not only ECD principals, but they are also leaders and mothers that care about their community. Due to the closure of their schools, they are in desperate need of our help.
We want to support them, but because of the large amount of ECDs in our area, we want to do it in a transparent and sustainable way.
We want to support our community by:
- Supplying ECDs in our immediate area with hygiene products and practical support.
- Support families with food parcels.
- To Partner with local health workers and to provide face masks.
We are a registered PBO and can issue Section 18A certificates. If you require one, please email your details and proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org
How can you get involved?
1.Make a face mask or face shields. (https://youtu.be/axrg8l0FwMw)
2.Donations of dry food, e.g.: oats, milk powder, red lentils, maize, mixed vegetables, sunflower oil, yeast, cake flour, soya mince, peanut butter, brown sugar, pasta, pilchards, gravy powder, samp and beans.
3.Donations of the following cleaning material: hand sanitisers (preferably small bottles we can give directly to school), Milton’s sterilising products, and bars of soap.
Where to drop off your contribution?
You can drop off these products or face masks/shields twice a week: on a Wednesday at 14:00 – 16:00 and Friday 10:00-12:00 at Sioux Spur, Glen Garry. It will be a drop-and-go system, with all the necessary safety measures in place.
For more info you can email email@example.com