Used cards feed kids

YOUR used greeting cards packed away in a drawer can help feed hungry children.
The Children’s Feeding Trust, based at the Walmer Town Hall, desperately need old birthday, Christmas and get-well cards to recondition and sell to raise funds.
A group of women in Amsterdamhoek who call themselves Busy Bees have been doing this for over 35 years. Cards are always in demand, said Trust secretary Maureen van Staden.
The cards are sold for R7 each.
“We have 13 beneficiaries who receive a quarterly grant from the trust. This funding is used to feed hungry preschool children with special needs.
Sometimes the meal we provide is the only meal of the day for the children not at schools,” said Van Staden.
She said they especially want Christmas cards as they sell a lot cards during the festival season.
There is also a secondhand bookshop which sells a variety of reasonably-priced books and magazines. The book shop opens daily from 10am to 4pm and 9am to 12 noon on Saturdays.
Donations can be dropped off at the office or bookshop.
The Children’s Feeding Trust is run by a group of committed volunteers. They ensure that the money raised is distributed to carefully selected charities and NPOs who are held fully accountable for their expenditure.
For more info, contact Maureen on (041)581-4371 or e-mail cftrust@booksetc.org.za

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