- Shane Scott asked Facebook users for help when he found a granny living in a one-room house with her five grandchildren
- He did not expect a huge response but Mzansi came through and donated heaps of clothing and food
- Shane is also planning to fulfil the granny's wish of having another room built onto their house so they can have more space
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Shane Scott took to Facebook and appealed to users for help. He knew of an old woman who looks after her four grandchildren herself.
The five of them live in a little room which is their bedroom, lounge and kitchen all in one. He found out about her through a friend, Zanele and discovered that the gogo was desperate for help.
The grandchildren range from 7, 10, 14 and 17, the youngest being the only girl. They had nothing, not even shoes or clothes and he appealed to Facebook users to help out.
When he spoke to the gogo she said that her dream was to add another room other their house so they could have more space. Shane asked if anyone could help out.
When Shane asked for help, Facebook users heeded to call and were there to make a difference. He was blown away by the response and had this to say to those who got involved.
"First of all, thank you from me and gogo to everyone who donated and contributed. You are all legends and I actually can't believe all the help we received."
"Initially, I wasn't really expecting much help, just maybe some clothes and a bit of food, I put the message out and then prayed and said Lord I put the word out there and now you need to bring the help and do your thing and wow the response was amazing."
He dropped off the food and clothes and said that he would make another delivery in a few weeks as they did not have enough space in their tiny room.
Scott has managed to collect R6 000 for the extra room and got a quote from a local hardware store. He is still about R4 000 to R5 000 short but he believes that it is more than doable.
"We are almost there. Wow everyone has been so awesome so from me and gogo and the grandkids(pics attached with permission) thank you from the bottom of our hearts and God bless you ♥️"
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Themba Gift Konyana took to Facebook to praise a good Samaritan who came to his rescue on a taxi in the group #ImStaying. He was heading home and got on a taxi.
When he reached for his wallet to pay he realised he left it at the office and reluctantly asked the taxi driver to let him get out as he could not afford the R17 taxi fare.
A lady sitting in the front seat told him she would pay for him and that tomorrow he would have the opportunity to help someone else.
In other news, a South African woman named Karin Joranda du Plessis recently took to Facebook group ImStaying to share how she had mistakenly left a packet of groceries worth R500 on the back of a trolley.
She then explains that although she had already lost hope in finding the bag of foodstuffs, she still returned to the shopping centre to check if the trolley with the groceries would still be there. Lucky for her a good citizen, Denis Begisha, had found the groceries and returned them to her.
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