CAPE TOWN - Elsies River resident Michelle Raubenheimer is calling for the help of the public to make the Easter weekend festive for her community by assisting with food and Easter eggs and bunnies.
Raubenheimer runs a community feeding scheme called Voed ’n Mondtjie, a local non-profit organisation which she established in June 2018. The organisation is operated out of her own pocket and from donations by community members.
“I’ve been longing to make Easter eggs and Easter bunnies for the children for two years now, but I reached out to my community for help but no-one could afford a contribution, so this year I asked way in advance,” said Raubenheimer.
“Easter is about God but also a time for the children. When it comes to Easter eggs, not everyone can afford a marshmallow or an egg, so I want to make them smile this Easter, because it’s not nice to see a child look at others who have what they don’t,” she said.
Raubenheimer plans to distribute the food on Monday and aims to cater for 200 adults and 300 children.
She hopes to make noodles, rice or soup, along with the chocolate eggs and bunnies.
“I work part-time now so I am able to buy things, I have a few things here but it is not enough, I need rice and more spaghetti,” she said.
To make a donation, contact Raubenheimer on 065 211 8147