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This morning, Hot Cares on Mansfield in the Morning spoke to Megan Brewer from Healing Wings.

Megan wrote to tell us about the incredible work they’re doing and about the far-reaching effects that work has had. While Healing Wings itself is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, one of their projects the Siza’umphakathi outreach project, has taken on a life of its own.

Working with the Mankele Trust Community for many years now, every Christmas they host an all-day family event for members of the community. They provide a meal and fun activities like a game of soccer or horse rides; they also use this event to put together and distribute parcels to over 130 children. Similar to a “Santa’s Shoebox”; the box would typically contain a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, washcloth, nappies, feminine hygiene products, clothing, underwear, baby formula, toys, school supplies and the like.

As Hot Cares, we’re greatly inspired by so successful an outreach project within a recovery centre, that we’d like to assist their efforts by donating R10 000 towards their Christmas parcels.

May every member of their community have a blessed and Merry Christmas.

Hot Cares – Making a Meaningful Difference in the Lives of Those Around Us.