CAPE TOWN -A Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) looks to raise funds to continue their Sunday feeding programme for state pensioners and single moms finding it difficult to access basic needs.
The Naruna Estate Residents Association (NERA) is an NPO that has been supporting their residents in many ways throughout the lockdown with a big focus in feeding state pensioners and single mothers.
“We formed this association for all residents of Naruna Estate in Plumstead, due to the fact that WC government and housing are wanting the current residents out, so places can be upgraded for higher-income earners. The battle is ongoing.”
“The majority of our residents is elderly, single mother’s and due to Covid19, many of our residents have become unemployed. Our deputy chairperson, Beverley Strong, who is a cancer survivor and who fosters her 2 grandchildren, took it upon herself to start cooking a meal for NERA residents as well as the homeless people who sleep outside the stores in Southfield and under the bridge in Fairways,” said Natasha Pivalizza, who is part of NERA.
The organisation hopes to continue its feeding programme that feeds up to 150 people each Sunday but is needing assistance from the public with the group setting up a crowdfunding page on Backabuddy to continue their support up until Christmas.
NERA calls for all businesses and individuals to help support them whether its a donation of food, chicken, fruit or vegetables or a monetary donation of any value on their Backabuddy page would be highly appreciated as they aim to raise R25 000 which will enable the organisation to extend their support, with Pivalizza saying, “The money raised will be used to allow us to continue our work, and to give our people a Christmas they deserve.”
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