Sunday, 17 December 2017 19:39

Heart-warming help for youngsters

Every year, WearCheck Pinetown staff members open up their hearts – and their wallets – to bring some Christmas joy into the lives of the company’s long-term charity partner, the kids at St Vincent's orphanage.

St Vincent’s is based near Mariannhill, Durban, and houses over 100 homeless children.

Project co-ordinator Marvin Narainsamy, WearCheck’s foreign operations accountant, decided to do things differently this year.  He outlines the plan, ‘’instead of giving the kids the usual gifts which can be short-lived, we decided to give the orphanage a gift that will entertain the children over a longer period of time.

‘We purchased them a 49" LED TV, a DVD player and a range of DVDs that will appeal to all age groups at the orphanage.

‘The house parents and children were so grateful and happy with this idea, as the orphanage did not have a TV up till now.’

In addition to this wonderful gift, the WearCheck team also provided the children with a delicious lunch, an ice cream treat and some groceries. 

Says Marvin, ‘This would have not been possible without the valuable contributions made by the staff and then WearCheck matching these contributions – what a positive difference we have made in the lives of these deserving youngsters – thank you everybody!’