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One of our own needs your help!

One of our own needs your help!

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by December 12, 2018 Charities, General, News

IN BRIEF: Parkmore Security Guard loses house to fire, leaving himself, his wife and his 2-year old daughter homeless.

By now, you will have heard about the devastating fire last week Wednesday in Alexandra. More than 500 shacks were destroyed in the blaze, leaving thousands displaced.

According to reports, local residents believe that the fire was deliberately started, following a fight between two people. The one man then returned with a group of friends and set fire to the other party’s shack as an act of revenge.

A group of residents later tracked down the man and reportedly injured him so badly that he later died in hospital.

Gift of the Givers has been on site since the fire, providing warm food, groceries, toiletries and blankets. Residents urgently need building materials in order to rebuild their houses.

Image after the fire

One of our own lost everything – and needs your help

One of Parkmore’s┬álong-standing 24/7 Reaction Officers was one of many people that lost their home in the fire. His family – comprising the husband, wife, and 2-year old baby girl – lost everything.

The Parkmore Community Association (PCA) has put the word out that help is urgently needed to help this amazing family get back on it’s feet.

ANYTHING that you have to donate would be most welcome – as they are, quite literally, starting from scratch.

Clothing sizes you need to know:

  • Men’s trouser size 34
  • Men’s shoe size 7
  • Men’s t-shirt size Medium
  • Ladies’ trouser size 30
  • Ladies’ shoe size 3
  • Ladies’ T-shirt size 28 or XS
  • Baby girl’s clothing age 1 – 2
  • Baby girl’s shoes size 3


Items to donate:

  • Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Pots
  • Pans
  • Linen
  • Mattresses
  • Bedding
  • Crockery
  • Cutlery
  • Building materials
  • Non-perishable groceries
  • Children’s books and toys
  • Toiletries
  • Nappies
  • Cleaning supplies


Donation drop-off point:

The Milkbar at the Sandton Sports Club will gladly accept donated item’s on the family’s behalf.

Milk Bar opening times

The Parkmore Community Association will ensure all goods get delivered to the family.





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