- Sheila Isaacs and her volunteers run Mother's Gift
- They cook meals for about 100 people every day
- They receive sponsorships from several organisations
A kind gogo in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, makes sure to prepare free meals for about 100 children and destitute elderly people every day.
Briefly.co.za learned that 68-year-old Sheila Isaacs and her team of volunteers run Mother's Gift, a nonprofit organisation, in KwaNoguhle township.
Mother's Gift receives sponsorships from various organisations, including the Food Bank, Spar and Pick n Pay.
Speaking to GroundUp, Isaacs said:
I love seeing people smile after warm meals and drinks. Food is very expensive but I go out of my way to put smiles on people‘s faces, by fundraising for food.
People don’t have money to buy food so let’s help them. I thank the sponsors whose hands are always ready to give.
Mother's Gift operates from the Old Sisonke High School building. The Eastern Cape Department of Education leases it to Isaacs.
One of the beneficiaries, 47-year-old Tobeka Vaaltyn, thanked Isaacs for her initiative:
I have five children and I came with a skhaftina (lunch box) and brought them mahala meals. This mother’s going to get blessings from God for what she does.
Isaacs hopes to expand Mother's Gift to offer activities, such as karate, boxing, judo, gardening and knitting, to the community.
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