A few days following her birthday celebration, DJ Lamiez Holworthy and her husband Khuli Chana as part of Youth day commemoration in collaboration with Jacaranda FM received generous donations for Halaletsang Safety Home which the couple adopted a year ago in Atteridgeville. The home was started by an elderly couple as a community day care, but it soon became a permanent home to 24 abandoned, abused or orphaned children, with more children finding a temporary shelter there, as a place of safety.
Living conditions at the home are very basic with the children sharing the available beds, and some sleeping on the floor. Amongst others Lamiez has plans drawn up to have a proper home built (pending permissions from the City Council), which she will fund. In the meantime, the children have been moved to a Cricket Hall in Atteridgeville, where living conditions are much improved.
Amongst the biggest donars Jacques Pienaar representing Buco Hardware and their suppliers will donate building material worth R250 000 to help DJ Lamiez with the construction of the new, permanent Halaletsang Home. Lotters Pine donated 20 bunk beds and 40 mattresses for the children of Garaletsang Home and on Wednesday morning these beds were delivered. Good Morning Angels assisted with R35 000 from the Good Morning Angels Fund for day-to-day necessities for the children. The South Lions Club represented by Clint Guthrie donated 40 sets of new bed linen including: duvets and covers, blankets, bed sheets, pillows and pillowcases – 20 boys and 20 girls designs.
Elaine Jacobs representing Kiowa Arapaho Spur donated a special Spur breakfast meal, packed in a lunch box and squeeze bottle for each child. While Willem Ciro from Glenfair Spar and his team set up a Lavazza coffee bar and breakfast snacks for all the adult guests at the home.