“We are very grateful for the kind support this campaign received, and I wish to personally thank everyone who contributed to this initiative, held in partnership with Do I Care Enough [DICE],” says Mduduzi Ngubane, general manager of Netcare The Bay Hospital, which hosted the collection.
The hospital collected non-perishable food items, including canned foods, peanut butter, jelly, jams, soup, tea bags, coffee, cereals, and sugar, as well as toiletries, which DICE distributed to those in need in the Zululand area. Hospital staff wrote notes of encouragement and good wishes, adding a personal touch to accompany the donations.
“The collection took place during February, the month of love, under the banner ‘Spread the love’. We recently received a letter from DICE, expressing heartfelt appreciation for all the donations received and sharing the heart-warming news that these goods are bringing relief where they are needed the most,” Ngubane says.
“A hamper of cereal, sugar and soap has been passed on to iKhaya Lika Baba orphanage, and another hamper was donated to a young ‘warrior mother’ who is undergoing cancer treatment and needed assistance in providing for her family.