IT was a day to remember for people of the Human’s Heart Organisation in NU 12, as Christmas arrived early for them this year.
They were showered with parcels of clothing and toys for the young ones by a Richmond Hill based organisation called Tea for Hope.
Tea for Hope member Elaine Watson heard about the organisation and what it did for the underprivileged in their community.
“Since Human’s Heart Organisation is an NPO and is helping the poor in the area, we thought it would be nice if we joined them in helping their cause.
“We collected toys, clothing and whatever else we could find in our church. We hope to do more work with the underprivileged in Motherwell in the future,” Watson said.
Human’s Heart Organisation started about two years ago, under Zamile Futa.
“Seeing so many people suffering in my community, I had this dream that I could help them. In 2010 I got the opportunity to do this workshop where I was trained to counsel. After I finished, I made my dream a reality,” Futa said.
Their work does not end in the organisation. They try by all means possible to helpthe community in whatever way they can.
“We work with a lot of people, the abused both children and women and we also want men to come forward and report abuse. We work with HIV positive people and with married couples too should they have problems with their marriages. Lastly, we work with orphanages. “When we started this organisation we only had a soup kitchen. Very soon we are opening a day care centre for those who cannot afford to pay school fees.
“It gives great pleasure to see that there are people who recognise our hard work and I would like to say a big thank you to Tea for Hope organisation for making this day special,” Futa said.
The community members shared the same sentiments as they were happy with the gifts they got.
“I am very happy, Human’s Heart has been helpful especially to the unemployed,” Ntombencinci Moyikwa said.