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CA Global Winter Charity Drive | Saint George’s Home for Girls

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It’s currently the heart of Winter in South Africa with brutal temperatures of below 15 degrees even (our Mediterranean climate has spoilt us with beautiful weather). This winter has brought about cold and wet weather that we aren’t used to experiencing. The sad part is that whilst we are freezing at our comfy office, at our dinner table at home or even in our bed that has insufficient heat (according to us); there are people in the same city as us with so much less.

 

Saint George’s Home for Girls in Wynberg, Cape Town

The staff at CA Global collected a small hamper consisting of winter goodies and delivered it to Saint George’s Home for Girls  – a Children’s Home registered with the Department of Social Development. Saint George’s Home for Girls is the only residential care facility in the area which provides for girls who are abused, abandoned, neglected and orphaned. Girls from failed foster placements and those with behavioural problems are also cared for.

 

Pictures of CA Global’s trip to Saint George’s Home for Girls facilities

What is charity?

People hold varying opinions about giving to the less fortunate. Some feel that giving items or money only encourages helplessness, others feel that giving to an organisation is better than giving to the man on the street and there are those who also have their reservations about what to give, because- for example – providing skills development is better than providing money, as it removes dependency as well as empowers the less fortunate.

No matter your outlook on charity and giving, the point is that these individuals live below the breadline.

Charity need not be monetary or even material; it can also come in the form of assisting someone who needs support.

If you would like to get in touch with the Saint George’s Home for Girls as a company, school or individual, then please do so. Any assistance is welcomed, big or small. They look after girls up to age 18 years old and thereafter they provide programs to assist the girls to transition into independent young women.

Examples of items to contribute to Saint George’s Home for Girls:

  • Food
  • Toiletries
  • Blankets
  • Clothes

 

Leaving you with a quote from Winston Churchill:

 “We make a living by what we get…but we make a life by what we give.”

What’s your views on charity? Do you think that giving money is better than giving food stuffs or clothing, etc.? Is there such a thing as “bad charity“?

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