November/December 2013 Newsletter

November 16, 2014, Author: KNNKT
Welcome Message

The last two months of 2013 were a busy time for Helping Hands. Early in November, we kicked off our Christmas program which ended on November 20, 2013 with the Helping Hands Christmas party at the ULOA Primary School.  We also received a wonderful gift from the Red Cap Foundation-Mr. Price Group which was an extra special treat for the children.

It was indeed a year full of blessings, new endeavors, new relationships, and exciting opportunities for Helping Hands.  All of these were made possible by the continuous support of all our friends and donors, and above all, by our Heavenly Father, who never failed to surprise us in His grace and love.

We look forward to another year and more exciting times in 2014!

Matric Passers

Congratulations to our very own Nondumisa Gumede and Sibusiso Dube for passing their Matric exams.

In South Africa, matriculation (or matric) is a term commonly used to refer to the final year of high school (or Grade 12) and the qualification received on graduating from high school, and meeting the minimum university entrance requirements.

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Christmas Surprise From Mr Price

We were so blessed to receive a generous gift of R5000 voucher from the Red Cap Foundation-Mr Price Group for our Christmas in November program. This enabled us to buy new trainer shoes and socks for all the kids at the Helping Hands girls and boys homes, plus soccer balls for the boys and a net ball set for the girls.


Christmas Program A Success

The Helping Hands Christmas party on November 20, 2013 was a huge success. The kids got their new clothing set gift bags, party packs, popcorn, and sweets. They enjoyed boerewors rolls, had fun games, and went home with bags full of goodies.

All 64 children (the final number) in our Christmas list were generously sponsored.

Sponsor A Child Program

Helping Hands’ Sponsor-A-Child project gives people who would like to help the opportunity to sponsor a child through a regular monthly donation of R250.00 per child.  These donations go towards meeting the immediate and future educational needs of these children as much as possible.

Bible Classes To Resume

After the long school break, Helping Hands’ Bible classes will resume on the 22nd of January. Bible class teachers Kim Lund, Nicki Armstrong and Sharon Groom will  hold classes on Wednesday afternoons at the ULOA Primary School.

Want To Get Involved?

Helping Hands has many projects that you can get involved in. To know more about our projects, you can visit our website at

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