People responded well to our Easter Egg project and we got 200 eggs in total. We bought all the eggs and then the fun started … painting 200 white Easter eggs and packaging them. ‘Coz my workroom is not in the lounge anymore, I decided that I don’t want to sit on my own painting eggs so I moved to the lounge in front of the TV. 🙂
I painted and Gareth made the bags. And while Julia Roberts was telling Hugh Grant that she’s “just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her”, we got it done. 🙂
Last year we delivered the eggs to SALT and they distributed it to the kids, but this year, I wanted to be a part of it and arranged with SALT to go with them. We received a big donation from 7 Sirs and their representative, Yolanda also came with. We met with Lucy from SALT and off we went.
First stop was the Enozipho Educare in Joe Slovo.
The kids were very excited about the Easter Eggs.
In the next class, they all sang “I’m a little teapot, short & shout” … it was soo cute. 🙂
In the next class, the kids were all sitting on the carpet waiting for their teacher to start reading a story. They were so well-behaved.
Lucy also had fun with the kids.
Outside they even have their own veggie garden.
‘Coz 7 Sirs sponsored 100 eggs,
we had 100 left to bless more kids with and Lucy took us to a creche in Du Noon. She told us that SALT recently started working with this creche and that there were abled and disabled kids. I immediately got a lump in my throat.
This little boy stole Yolanda’s heart and if she could, she would’ve taken him home. 🙂
Their classrooms are beautiful.
The kids were very happy about the Easter Eggs. It made all my efforts more than worth it.
The next classroom we went to had the disabled kids and I had to use all my strength not to burst out in tears. It’s heartbreaking seeing them and hearing about their circumstances … you feel so helpless.
We said goodbye and got into the car ready to leave and then we saw this photo opportunity. 🙂 This little girl really enjoyed her Easter Egg. 🙂
I went home and fell apart 🙂 … couldn’t keep the tears in anymore. This was an awesome experience and I knew it wasn’t going to be easy, since I’m a real softy when it comes to hurting kids and animals. 🙂 But I’m glad I went, these kids touched my heart in a big way.
A big thank you to everyone who helped make this possible – Gareth, Bev, Karen, Megan, Heather, Nomatshayina, Mike, Meeghan, Natashja, 7 Sirs, Yolanda, Clare – you all made a difference!
Thank you SALT for giving us the opportunity to get involved and make a difference in our community.