More than 300 pairs of school shoes and socks were donated to the children of Grabouw so they can now tackle their school day with greater comfort and confidence. Each child received a pair of shoes and 2 pairs of socks from Shop For A Stranger supported by Club Cares.
Marisa Di Giovanni Wills and her team from Shop For A Stranger rally the public to help those less fortunate through small, manageable gestures such as adding an extra item to our trolley whenever we go shopping. Before long, these small additions stack up and can help uplift strangers of few means.
Last week Tuesday, the Club Cares team was reminded of the remarkable work Marisa and Shop For A Stranger do in the Elgin Valley community when we delivered our contributions made possible through the enthusiastic support from Club Travel, FlightSite, Club Travel Corporate, Chelsea Travel and everyone from our extended family who stepped up at the ‘Day at the Races’ on 4 December 2019 at Kenilworth Racecourse. Everyone’s generous donations made for great excitement amongst the children in the community; especially the Grade R kids going to school for the very first time. Each shoebox was labelled with the child’s name and included two pairs of socks. In addition to the shoes and socks, Club Cares donated groceries to the value of R4500 and a cash donation for gas to Aunty Poppie, who runs the local soup kitchen.
ABOUT CLUB CARES
Established in 2003, Club Cares is part of the Club Travel Group DNA. Our staff are committed to empowering those less fortunate and we support several NGOs including “Little Lambs” in Dunoon in the Western Cape. Through Little Lambs, Club Cares supplies 12 young ladies from the Inkwenkwezi Secondary School with the personal effects they need on a monthly basis.
In 2019, we partnered with Air Mauritius to build a ‘Dream Room’ for children with life-threatening illnesses. The Dream Room is a sanctuary in a hospital where children can go to escape their sterile surrounds and experience the joy of being a child.
Additional Club Cares projects include:
Planting trees and stocking a library with books in Kayamandi, Stellenbosch.
Assisting the Zanokhanyo Children’s Home in Khayelitsha after they suffered a devastating fire in December 2018.
Supporting the Peninsula School Feeding Association who feed more than 26 000 children across the Western Cape daily.