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Jars of Hope

Uzwela Foundation was up to the challenge to make a difference by supporting the “Jar of Hope” movement.A "Jar of Hope" is a jar packed with nourishing ingredients added to boiling water to make an easy, wholesome meal that can easily feed four people. Read the story behind Jars of...
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Winter Clothing & Blanket Drive 2022

July is the the middle of Winter in Gauteng and freezing cold.  Uzwela Foundation reached out to the homeless living on the streets of Kempton Park. During the month of July 2022 we handed out blankets, scarves and beanies to the needy, mainly in Kempton Park CBD but also in...
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Easter 2022

Uzwela Foundation and the Easter Bunny were ready for another year of surprising children!  Preparations started early with handmade bunny-shaped cookies baked, individually decorated, and packaged, marshmallow Easter eggs, and Koala chocolate cakes ready for distribution.  Over the Easter weekend, we visited the Pediatrics Oncology Ward at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital,...
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Human Rights Day 2022

In South Africa, Human Rights Day is linked with 21 March 1960 and the events of Sharpeville. On that day, 69 people died, and 180 were wounded when police fired on a peaceful crowd that had gathered in protest against the Pass laws. This day marked an affirmation by ordinary...
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Expanding Uzwela Foundation into Mossel Bay

The Uzwela Foundation has expanded its reach to the Western Cape of South Africa. One of our three Directors, Natasja King, recently moved to Mossel Bay so Uzwela Foundation now has representatives in Gauteng and the Western Cape. Within one week of arriving in Mossel Bay Natasja and her husband John...
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Gifts For The Salvation Army

On 30 January 2022 we visited The Salvation Army in Benoni to hand out toiletry gifts and sweeties for the 34 men and women staying in the Goodwill Centre. We had intended to visit them over Christmas but the Centre was under quarantine due to an outbreak of Covid. We...
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Christmas meals for the homeless of Kempton Park

On Christmas Day Uzwela went to the streets of Kempton Park Central to give homecooked meals to the homeless.  Elize roped in her kids to help cook 80 meals that consisted of  quarter chicken pieces, gravy, spiced rice carrots, iced tea and swiss roll with custard for dessert. The cooking...
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Christmas 2021 Food Parcels

In December 2021 we distributed food parcels on three occasions to very needy families and a creche in Gauteng.4 December 2021Uzwela Foundation delivered much needed food parcels to a family in Birch Acres and one in Jeppestown.   They were very grateful to receive food parcels with essential items such as...
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Igugulethu Christmas Party 2021

Christmas at Uzwela Foundation is not Christmas without us playing Santa Clause for the 53 children at the Igugulethu children's home. This was the 8th Christmas party we hosted, but the second in our capacity as Uzwela Foundation.The children  were extremely excited to see us and very happy with their...
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Christmas treats for Tembisa Hospital

Two days before Christmas Uzwela visited Thembisa Hospital to hand out Christmas sweet cups for the 80 children in the pediatrics ward. The nurses really enjoyed posing for photos with our ambassador, Cayla Van Eeden Miss Junior Teen South Africa.  Unfortunately we weren't allowed to go into the ward. Our...
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