KaraCARES is an initiative that was formed due to the immense and fast growing need within our community for food and basic essentials.
The COVID-19 pandemic which led to a government implemented lock down, have caused families within our community to not be able to earn an income. Families who live from day to day, are self employed or have lost their employment are unable to provide for their families.
Our community, who has supported us through all of our years, is now in need. It is only right that we support them now.
Organisations working with the project:
Croydon Cares – Christie – 083 248 7603
Rysky Foundation – 073 453 9666
Edenvale Child Welfare – 011 452 5940
Gospel Central Church – 082 448 9498
Edenglen Primary School – 071 012 7123
Tabitha House – 076 457 0413
Loving Food Care Klopperpark – 082 470 9391
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We ask our customers and local business owners to donate whatever they are able to (minimum of R20) towards the KaraCARES Fund. We will then create food parcels for the families in our community who need them most.
Our customers can make a donation in store or when using our ORDER-COLLECT-PAY service of a minimum of R20.
MAKE FOOD HAMPERS
All the donations collected are then turned into essential food hampers for a household that consists of some basics.
NOMINATIONS ARE MADE
Registered and authorized local organisations are able to nominate families in need within our community.
Nominated recipients are notified that their food hamper is ready and then come to collect from our store with their ID and proof of residence.
Through this, we ensure that our community is looked after and families are fed. This is limited to what donations we receive.
“Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much “
It is certainly a difficult time for our community, our country and the world. Together, we are facing a truly unprecedented situation. COVID-19 has impacted on all our lives; health, financial and emotional. It affects all of our families, our businesses, our communities, and of course our way of life. In these tough times that we are facing we want you to know that you are not alone. Our community who have supported us for over 20 years, we want you to know that YOU are valued.
This pandemic has reminded all of us, what is of the greatest importance. The importance of family, of love, of community and of one another. Reminding us that we need one another more than ever before. It is showing us that the value of our community lies in the unity we share; the ability to come together in these tough times to support one another. Clearly we need to work together to build our community stronger than it ever was before.
The strongest among us are the unsung heroes in the community; the cashier that risks her life to serve our community, the security guard who wakes up at 4am, those working on the front lines, the grocer, the paramedic, the doctor, and the nurses. The strongest among us are those who wake up every morning with the hope that the day will bring about change and those who face the dangers head-on and work together for a better world.
During this time, we can just imagine the confusion, fear and uncertainty that each of you are facing.
With this, we want you to know there is hope, there is love and there are people around you who care. This donation was made possible through the kindness of your fellow neighbours who when called upon to help, did so without hesitation.
Together we can overcome this.
Bedfordview and Edenvale News
“We need to be courageous, to be patient and above all, show solidarity and compassion to one another. Let us never despair despite the challenges that our country is facing now, for we are a nation of one and we are surely going to prevail. May God protect our people.” – President Cyril Ramaphosa