Its first project which began after the lockdown started, was to provide food parcels to 14 centenarians who reside in the Alexandra area and fresh produce to the Leratong Joy for One Orphanage.
A partnership from within the Rotary community has aided vulnerable residents in Alexandra.
The partnership between the Rotary Satellite Club of Sandton Central and the Rotary Community Corps of Alexandra has targeted the community in a number of weak areas, which includes the provision of food parcels, toys, books and face masks.
The Rotary Satellite Club of Sandton Central, not to be confused with the Rotary Club of Sandton, is a budding Rotary club ‘planted’ in the centre of Sandton by the Rotary Club of Kyalami. Its first project which began after the lockdown started, was to provide food parcels to 14 centenarians who reside in the Alexandra area and fresh produce to the Leratong Joy for One Orphanage.
“This was later followed with donations of additional food and a gas stove by Rotarians in the Sandton Central club. The club was also able to deliver fresh food to the Leratong orphanage that was generously donated by Investec soon after the lockdown started,” said club chair David Grant.
The Sandton Central club later sent out a call to the community of Sandton and Midrand for the donation of toys and books to help children better cope with the circumstances of the lockdown.
“This appeal was very successful and many people came forward with generous donations of toys and children’s books,” he said.