Community Chest helps the needy

Community Chest staff are on the front lines supporting NGOs throughout the country.

Since the start of the national lockdown, Community Chest has distributed emergency aid and hygiene products to over 120 communities throughout the country.

With long-standing donor partner, Johnson & Johnson, Community Chest donated seven truckloads consisting of over 200 pallets of consumer goods.

These are distributed among grassroots NGOs to serve the most vulnerable.Distributing NGO agencies supported by Community Chest include Community Action Networks, Community Chest Eastern Cape, Community Development Foundation, Connect Christian Network, Culemborg Safe Spaces, Douglas Murray Home, FoodForwardSA, Ikamva Labantu, In The Hood Ministries, Learning In Reach, On The Edge, Siyakhula, St Cyprian’s Church, TB HIV Care, Team Rise Ocean View, The Haven Night Shelters, The Salvation Army Southern Africa Territory, and The Warehouse Trust.

Collectively these agencies serve over 200 grassroots community organisations that will benefit from this initiative.

Products include sanitary towels, hand wipes, sanitising oil, baby powder, moisturiser, soap, cotton wool, baby wash and aqueous cream.

Community Chest’ 16 distributing NGO agencies in the Western Cape received donations in kind while further donations went to other provinces, including the Salvation Army Southern Africa Territory in Johannesburg and their sister organisation, Community Chest based in Port Elizabeth to serve the Eastern Cape.

For more information on how to help Community Chest provide vital nutritional and immune-boosting support to communities, call 021 424 3344 / 021 487 1500, email info@comchest.org.za or log on to www.comchest.org.za