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- Grey-Kolisi Foundation - CARE CAMPAIGN
6 May 2020
Dear Grey Family
The COVID-19 pandemic is a global challenge that has had an unparalleled impact on all our lives. None of us will ever be the same again and, in many ways, how we rise to the challenges that this virus poses will shape not just who we are as a Nation, but also us as a school community and individuals.
The challenges posted in response to the pandemic have also cast a very uncomfortable light on the poverty that many people in our communities confront on a daily basis. Not only are the vulnerable struggling more than ever, the number of those struggling is growing each day, even within our Grey community. As we go in to winter, this is only going to become more difficult.
We have been inspired by so many people who have stepped forward to help. Reaching out to others and assisting them is a core ethos at The Grey that we need to continue to encourage and nurture. In this regard, we have taken great interest in and been inspired by the work that the Kolisi Foundation has been doing in the distribution of care packages to those in need. Siya has approached us for assistance with this project and we are thrilled to launch a joint initiative with his Foundation.
Our aim is to supply care packages and essentials to families at his primary school as well as to Grey families who may be in need. We recognise that the winter months are going to be hard and that we must help others through this period. Lockdown may be eased, but the economic and social trauma is going to be long-lasting.
I am confident that, as a Grey Community, we can make a real difference in the lives of others and am therefore reaching out to you all and asking those who can, please adopt at least one family from Siya’s old primary school for a period of three months. This will entail a three-month long commitment of R600 per month to purchase a care package for a family for each of those months. This applies to qualifying Grey families as well.
The Kolisi Foundation will also donate care packages as well as organise the logistics and ensure that all legal requirements of distributing food are met. We, at The Grey, will receive and box the contents for each care package which will then be collected and distributed by the Kolisi Foundation.
Each care package will include:
Maize Meal, 10kgs
Everyday Veg Brine, 4 tins
Baked Beans, 4 tins
Lucky Star Pilchards, 5 tins
Hullets Sugar, 2kg
Salt, 1 x 500g bag
Cooking Oil, 1 x 2L bottle
Soya Beef Mince, 2kg
Sugar Beans, 5kg
Tea Bags, 52
Handy Andy, 1 x 750ml
Sunlight Hand Soap, 1 x125g bar
Sanitary Pads, 24
Together, we as The Grey community can make a real difference in the lives of others.
In order to be part of this project there are 4 options.
OPTION 1: Deposit R600 per month over 3 months.
OPTION 2: Deposit three months (R1800) in one lump sum.
OPTION 3: Join up with another family and each donate a portion of the R600 for the three months. Please use the SAME payment reference if you choose this option.
OPTION 4: If you are unable to commit for the period, any donation will be welcome. We will work with our strategic partners to group all funds in to R600 amounts.
The bank details are:
ACCOUNT NAME: Grey Foundation
BANK: Standard Bank
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 080290086
BRANCH CODE: 051001
REFERENCE: Option (1,2,3,4) and your SURNAME and INITIAL. For example, Option1ErasmusC
International Banking SWIFT CODE : SBZA ZA JJ
Siya and I are really excited about this venture as a way of not only assisting those struggling in these current times, but also as a way of bringing two communities that are dear to Siya closer to one another.
Once we have commenced this project, we will then challenge other schools like ours to follow suit. Together we can be part of something special that can be replicated elsewhere.
Rector, The Grey