Imagine eating a Rainbow this Christmas!
Many families have struggled to have enough food to eat during the lockdown levels imposed in the Covid-19 pandemic. Kids Haven’s community team has shared food parcels every month while our children living in care have received all they need to stay healthy.
But now we want to use this #GivingTuesday and the holiday season to focus on delivering as many #7Colour meals as possible to our children and all the children and families that we serve in the communities around Benoni, east of Johannesburg.
Traditionally, families across different cultures in our melting pot society ALL enjoy a #7Colour meal to mark birthdays and special events. Some people even say it is like “Eating the rainbow”. A traditional #7Colour meal is a beautiful colourful HEALTHY plate of meat, rice or potato, and lots and lots of lovely bright colourful vegetables – spinach, butternut, broccoli, beetroot, cabbage…Your plate needs to be a wonderful rainbow mix of colours.
We are carrying on with food parcels as usual BUT please help us to add an extra special touch to each food parcel we deliver by including a Rainbow plate of #7Colours. We also need to put a Rainbow in front of each child who is living at Kids Haven on Christmas Day.
It costs R55 to prepare a #7Colours plate for a child. You can choose how many plates to sponsor – most of our families in the community are an average of four people although we do have some families with nine and eleven members, including grandparents and cousins.
#7Colours is a celebration of all the GOOD family values and human connections that we all need, especially now.
You can get involved by volunteering, donating money or second hand goods.
If you think your company could help make a difference please contact us.