Akasia Avenue Foundation aims to change lives

Warren Volkwyn, Akasia Avenue Foundation

Last year, the Athlone News did such a fabulous article on our little community project (“Akasia Avenue Foundation aims to change lives,“ July 28, 2021)

We’ve just completed our latest Let’s Lunch Campaign, which coincided with Youth Month activities. We provided lunch and snacks to the children at the Christine Revell Children’s Home in Athlone and donated supplies that they needed.

The Akasia Avenue Foundation has, to date, fed 1000 homeless people in the Athlone and surrounding areas and donated 17 300 care packs – including sanitary towels, soap, roll-on, toothbrushes, clothes and socks – to girls and boys at Athlone High School, Peak View High School, Cypress Primary School and Bridgetown High School.

We could not have done any of this without the donations, support, prayers and open hearts of friends and family near and far, from Cape Town, to Miami and London.

We are now gathering gently-worn, second-hand clothing for children and adults and it will be donated to those less fortunate on the streets and in shelters. We are appealing to anyone who might have recently done a cupboard clean to make contact, and we will gladly collect these items to be sorted and distributed.

At the end of July, we’ll be collecting dry ingredients to make some soups and akhni to also distribute to the homeless in the Athlone area.

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