Bringing Basic Food Items and a little Cheer to the Poor at Christmas . . .
November and December each year is Bags of Love time, and we’re hoping for your support again this year. Recipients of the bags are the poorest of the poor – children, the sick and the elderly – who normally rely on the various soup kitchens in Stanford for some nutrition.
During the 2-week break taken by the soup kitchen operators over Christmas and New Year, the Bags of Love are vital, not only to feed the needy at this time but also to bring a small measure of cheer into their otherwise dreary lives.
In Stanford the campaign is driven by the Rotary Club of Stanford and coordinator Lana Coates will ensure that all bags sponsored are distributed in Stanford. It was incredibly heart-warming to hand out 210 Bags of Love last year, thanks to the generosity and kindness of our wonderfully caring Stanford community.
Both the Stanford General Dealer and the Spar have offered to fill the bags at R130. In order to standardize the contents of each bag and so avoid any ill-feeling among the recipients, it is preferable to donate the funds and we will fill the bags for distribution. However, should you prefer to fill your own bag/s and deliver these to Lana’s house, a list of contents will be provided together with empty bags. Should you be unable to fund a full bag but would like to be involved, you are also most welcome to make a donation towards a bag.
If you would like to contribute:
Drop cash off at the Stanford General Dealer and they will fill it for you.
Contact Lana on (028) 341-0349 / 082-216-4398 / firstname.lastname@example.org and she will collect either the cash of filled bag/s from you
If you are outside South Africa, you can click the DONATE Button at the top of this site and donate via PAYPAL.
Your generosity will be greatly appreciated, and go a long way in helping a poor family enjoy their Christmas, however humble it may be. There is no greater gift than seeing the smile of gratitude or receiving a heartfelt hug from a desperately poor person when they receive a Bag of Love. It’s what Christmas is all about.
Thank you to all who support this worthy campaign.
Lana – President Rotary Club of Stanford