Twelve Institutions and 1 300 families on Tuesday received early Christmas treats from the Bulawayo Mayor’s Christmas cheer fund.
The homes and institutions which received donations include Railsten home, Ekuphumuleni old people’s home, John Smale children’s home, Luveve training school for girls, Percy Iboston and Luveve remand home, Emthunzini Wethemba, Entembeni old people’s home, Edith Duly old people’s home, Thuthuka, St Francis children’s home, Haven Trust and Thorngrove Hospital.
Speaking during the handover ceremony, Bulawayo mayor Solomon Mguni said he is pleased that despite the harsh economic climate, corporates and individuals gave towards the cause.
“I am pleased that we are handing over to 12 institutions and homes and 1 300 families who have been registered through our social welfare offices,” said Mayor Mguni.
BCC Corporate Communications Manager Nesisa Mpofu said the Mayor’s Christmas cheer fund seeks to add cheer to different families during the festive season.
“Christmas is a season of joy but it is very possible that while we are celebrating at home, there are some who don’t notice that it’s Christmas time, so this token from the Mayor’s Christmas cheer fund is just to put that festive mood and to allow the City as a whole to celebrate with vulnerable members of our community,” said Mpofu.
Various homes which were present to receive the donation appreciated the donation.