Betty’s Haven Orphanage in Mbombela received scores of donations from Cash Converters Nelspruit and White River’s branches last Friday following a special that had run in the stores that aimed at food donations.
The two branches had run a promotion starting towards the end of August where customers were encouraged to bring cans of tinned food in order to receive a 10 per cent discount from in-store purchases.
“We chose to donate the food to Betty’s Haven because of the amazing work they do,” said Cash Converters Nelspruit’s Dean Holder.
“The orphanage experienced a fire in 2018 from which they are still trying to recover so we wanted to help where we could,” he said.
Cash Converters White River’s Anthony Gillespie said the company wanted to try help its communities more, especially following the pandemic.
Holder and Gillespie said it is an ongoing initiative to help others in the community and it will continue until further notice.
The founder of Betty’s Haven, Betty Mandlazi, said she was grateful for the donations and the help from Cash Converters.
The orphanage currently looks after 18 children and things have been tough since the fire and pandemic. Mandlazi said donations are helpful and always welcome.
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