For a child living in poverty, a Christmas gift signifies hope. It reminds them that they are loved!
What an amazing trip down Candy Cane Lane… Lots of Joy, Happiness and Cheer. It was such an amazing and memorable event. We praise God for each one of YOU, our very own Candy Cane Angels. Thank you for each of your contributions. I am sure God looked down from heaven above with a big tender smile thinking well done. We rejoice in God for making this Christmas not only possible, but extra special for our children and elderly folk. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers througout the remaider of the Festive Season. Our Soupkitchen will remain open throughout to take care of our children and elderly. We wish you and your loved ones a blessed Festive Season. From all of us at Fred and Martie’s Soupkitchen. (Jesus is our reason for this Season)
We would love you to be part of something special this Festive Season by blessing our vulnerable “Candy Cane Angels” our Children and Elderly Folk living in poverty this Christmas with your love…
One of the blessings of this time of year is the chance it gives us to connect with you, our friends. We had a happy and busy year here at the Soup Kitchen in spite of the challenges that we were faced with during the covid-19 pandemic. We thank God that we were able to operate throughout this period without any difficulty.
With your prayers, love and support we managed to provide 233 190 meals to our less fortunate children and elderly folk and we packed 75 000 lunch boxes for our children year to date. We handed out 625 blankets to our children and 156 to our elderly folk. We clothed 230 children and 156 elderly folks in warm jerseys and winter socks. We saw 25 new registrations for participation in our Mahalah Shop initiative (our community upliftment project). We hosted 32 reading sessions in our library. We conducted 24 youth services and 24 prayer meetings year to date. Our vegetable gardens were maintained throughout the lock down and was distributed as part of our food parcels. We distributed more than 5000 food parcels year to date. All of the aforementioned was possible because you started a tradition of giving back to other less fortunate than you. Your love and kindness followed them throughout this year. We can’t always express our innermost appreciation as often as we want to, therefore we want to use this opportunity to tell you how much we appreciate all you do for us. Your love for our cause leaves a tradition with a future. You give our children and elderly folk hope… Our Candy Cane Angels truly appreciate all YOU do!
Life might seem pretty hopeless. But, as you know, Christmas is a season of joy. So, for those children whose most basic needs are going unmet — the ones who so desperately need to be reminded of the hope of Jesus — the promise of Christmas is more crucial than ever. And when those children receive a need-meeting, joy-bringing gift from someone like you, something REALLY special happens.
For a child living in poverty, a Christmas gift signifies hope. It reminds them that they are loved, As you know, this time of the year is the saddest time for the most vulnerable amongst us.
Look at the candy Cane. What do you see? Stripes that are red. Like the blood of Jesus shed for me. White is for my Saviour, who is sinless and pure! “J” is for Jesus. My Lord that is for sure! Turn it around and a staff you will see. Jesus My Shepherd was born for me!
Our soup kitchen is a reputable organisation, that has been providing a service to the community for almost 50 years. Should you find it in your heart to assist us in any way possible you can contact Yolindie or Riaan Oberholzer on 0828546904/0827868517 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to bless us with a tax-deductible donation or by becoming a sponsor. Fred and Martie’s Soup Kitchen is a Section 21 company/ public charity and we can issue an IT18A certificate if required. We are proud of our 80% BEE status.