25/03/2012 - Huis Alleyne Old Age Home
Huis Alleyne is an old age home situated in Bishop Lavis in the Western Cape and houses 75 elderly people. The residents provide and cater for themselves and are from poor families. They pay a monthly fee for their accommodation and share a communal bathroom and kitchen, which leaves them with little money from their monthly pension.
We arrived at the Huis Alleyne just before dinner, uninvited. The residents were surprised, they felt like their prayers were answered as most of them had run out of money and were patiently waiting for their pension. With tears in their eyes they expressed their sincere gratitude as we provided a hot meal, even enough to feed them for the next day.
We have promised the residence of Huis Alleyne that although this is our first visit to them it will certainly not be the last. Gift of the Givers will be providing them with a food hamper and a hot meal once every month. It takes so little to make them happy, not only by giving to them but by caring for them too. By the will of the Almighty we have made them feel SPECIAL, and our elderly are and will always be SPECIAL.
Total Project Value: R3 300.00.