Dear <<First Name>>,
This week, thanks to your donation and the incredible generosity of everybody who supported the Dan & Friends Lockdown Live Aid concert, Masicorp was able to distribute 300 care packs to families living in Masiphumelele. These packs included dehydrated food packs from Rise Against Hunger, a Book Dash book for each child, worksheets and crayons, a food voucher from Pick n Pay, a child-friendly COVID-19 information booklet, a bar of soap, and a washable cloth mask from our partners at The Sewing Cafe Cape Town (along with instructions on how to use it safely).
This is the second distribution we have done so far and we hope to continue doing them for as long as we are able, and as long as the need is there during this crisis. We do not know what the future holds, or when our schools will once again open. Many families have lost their source of income and have been incredibly grateful for these care packages that have not only helped feed their families, but provided some enjoyment to the children who are missing their friends and teachers at school. We could not have done this without you and the incredible artists who took part in the Lockdown LiveAid Concert.
We are pleased to share that during this time, Masicorp has also been able to support other organisations and networks in the community who are providing assistance to the needy and vulnerable. We applaud the efforts of each and every person who has stepped up to make sure that people are not going hungry. For more updates of what we are doing during the COVID-19 crisis, visit our website or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Going forward, we are also very mindful of how we as an organisation will need to support our education programmes post-lockdown. The majority of our staff and programme leaders are also Masi community members themselves. We know that they, and the nearly 6000 beneficiaries we reach each year will need extra support once our programmes open once again. We are so grateful for all those who have continued to support our programmes during this time.
Thank you, <<First Name>> for making a difference and helping to feed the children of Masi.
Stay safe and stay at home.
With love from the Masicorp team