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There are still Angels around

Published Nov 4, 2021


Johannesburg – After a year of Covid-19, employment challenges, lockdowns, soaring food and fuel prices, The Star Trust is happy to partner with good Samaritans like The Angel Network.

The NPO collects donations for food parcels, back-to-school gear, sanitary wear and clothes to rescue struggling families in Johannesburg.

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Through The Angel Network, The Star gave out 1 500 food parcels in August.

The NPO’s founder, Glynne Wolman, is asking for donations of R150 which will enable disadvantaged children to receive food, school stationery and even some Christmas toys.

The Angel Network has been operating for the past six years. Wolman told The Star that the group was aiming to hand out at least 1 000 Christmas and back-to-school packs.

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"Every year The Angel Network sources, packs and distributes between 1 200 and 1 500 Christmas boxes to orphaned and vulnerable children across Gauteng.

“This year, for the first time, we are continuing our Christmas apparel with our back-to-school appeal, and we are packing a backpack with a water bottle and stationery and some toys,” Wolman said.

She said The Angel Network had been able to help numerous orphanages and shelters. The plan was to reach at least 20 organisations. The NPO had also appealed to the private sector to lend a hand in sponsoring some of the Christmas boxes.

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“We have enough to help 13 places and we need more to add and help seven more places, and these are places in the townships like Soweto, Tembisa, Sebokeng and Orange Farm,” Wolman said.

She said the packages would be given out next week, which will place an early Christmas smile on the faces of the children who are recipients of the packs.

“We want to give people a hand-up instead of a hand-out. We help with education and we help with skills and development. We do homeless packs for homeless people but the aim is to uplift people and make them self-sufficient.”

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Those who wish to make donations can contact [email protected] or ‪083 777 1621‬.

The Star

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