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School trades matric dance to help the less fortunate

CAPE TOWN – The St Johns College 2020 Matric class used funds raised for their matric dance to assist those left most vulnerable in the Covid-19 pandemic.

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to put a strain on the South African economy leaving many vulnerable and struggling on a day-to-day just to feed themselves and their families sparking many great initiatives and campaigns by the public, businesses and various organisations to aid those in-need during these trying times.

The St Johns College, a private school in Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, repurposed their funds raised for the Matric 2020 dance to instead be turned into food hampers to families from Eqinisweni Secondary School in Ivory Park.

The campaign which had seen the Matric class of 2020 assist had reached over 150 families in the Ivory Park communities with much-needed hampers and food parcels with 11 young men who took part believed the special cause would turnout more memorable and fun than a Matric dance helping the class bond and connect with the vulnerable community.

The initiative reached out to other foundations such as the Kolisi Foundation, Trevor Noah Foundation and Boxer Superstores helping to provide food parcels packed with essential nutrients to more than 150 families for three months rather than the initial 128 food hampers planned.

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The fund raised reached over R292 500 to create the food parcels with each one able to feed a family for several weeks with the help from BoxerSuperstores who packed and delivered the food parcels helping the students on their journey to get the much-needed hampers to the families in need.


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