The Lenten call, “Give them something to eat yourselves” by the Archbishop of Harare, His Grace Rev Robert Ndlovu inspired youths from Saints Agnes and Alois guild to visit and put a smile on the children at All Souls Mission Children’s home as they donated 100 broiler chicks and many other items.
Inspired by the theme ‘Celebrating with responsibility, the Year of Mercy’ the members of the guild travelled to Mutoko, breaking the bonds of giving aid to the needy around Harare only and extending to those in the peripheries.
Part of the goods handed over to the children’s home included various food groceries, washing detergents and stationery.
The guild wished not to give a solution to the immediate needs but to also ensure they provide long term solutions to some of the shortages of food and finances at the home by donating 100 broiler chicks together with the required feeds to feed them until the selling point.
Receiving the goods on behalf of the home which houses about 26 children ranging from pre-school to high school, Sr Virginia LCBL expressed her gratitude and said the kids were very happy having their elder brothers and sisters visiting them.
She said while they are making efforts to stay in a family set up so as to ensure the kids grow and get used to co-existing with others just as others in families do, the home also face challenges like water shortages due to non-functional water system, inadequate daily provisions, the unavailability of funds to pay for their utility bills, school fees, salaries among others.
Saints Agnes and Alois guild were also joined by Scared Heart of Jesus Guild members from Our Lady of Wayside, Mt Pleasant Parish who also added to the charity pack.