Mandela Day celebrated with giving

09 August 2010

Nappies, clothes, toys and books went to the Red Cross Children's Hospital, and packages of books to the Nomzamo Children's Sanctuary in Langa, as part of the Humanities Faculty Office's Mandela Day charity drive.

The books will go to the hospital's newly-launched mobile library, to be operated by volunteers who will distribute trolleys of books and magazines to children and their parents in the wards.

"We are very happy to have the opportunity to contribute to such a meaningful project," said faculty manager Laureen Rautenbach at the handover on 16 July.

After the formalities, UCT staff sat in on a presentation on volunteering at the hospital, and several showed interest in becoming involved.

The next stop was the Nomzamo Sanctuary, a place of safety for abandoned children and babies.

As well as handing over their donation, staff also spent time playing, holding and reading to children and babies at the facility.

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