CMH Opel East Rand recently held a drive to collect clothes, nappies, food, toys and creams for the babies and children at the St Francis Care Centre’s Rainbow Cottage, as part of our Mandela Day Initiative.
It was our goal to fill the back of an Opel Adam, and thanks to the generosity of the staff and management of our dealership, we managed to exceed our goal and we filled the back of an Opel Crossland X.
It was a privilege and a humbling experience to deliver everything that we collected to the centre.
The Rainbow Cottage has on average, 30 orphans with them. The children vary in ages, at the time of our visit they had a baby who was only a week old, and the oldest child was 7.
The children are very well taken care of, they have a playground and a nursery school on their premises.
Our donations were met with great enthusiasm and the kids came out to play with us for a while. They enjoyed exploring the Crossland X, and we managed to prove that it is the perfect family vehicle.
The centre always welcomes any donations, their biggest need being for washing powder and bleach.
Thank you again to the Opel Brand Ambassadors who drove this initiative, to the staff and management for their contributions, and also to our suppliers CRS Pitstop and AutoPro SX for their contributions to our donation.
We look forward to a long relationship with St Francis Care Centre and hope to be able to help them again in the future.