More than 5,700 masks were donated just over the past month to organisations, homes and individuals in Johannesburg by Hillbrow-based non-profit organisation, Outreach Foundation.
Since the organisation was allowed to resume work during lockdown 4, it has made more than 21,500 masks.
Over 9,000 masks have been donated to several organisations, schools and individuals by Outreach Foundation in its bid to help others stay safe during this scary time.
During the first weeks of July, it donated 80 masks to Cyrildene Primary School, 300 masks to Tswelopele Frail Care, a nursing home in Hillbrow, 200 masks to the Johannesburg Society for the blind, 50 masks to Twilight Children's Home in Hillbrow and hundreds more to migrants and individuals in Pretoria as well as in Hillbrow.
On Mandela Day, 18 July 2020, Outreach Foundation's staff walked around High Point in Hillbrow, and distributed 200 masks to those who were without as well as to the needy living on the streets.
During the last week of July, the organisation donated a further 5,000 masks to Gift of the Givers Foundation, which is the largest disaster response non-governmental organisation of African origin. Allauddin Sayed of Gift of the Givers was overjoyed at the donation stating that the masks would go a long way in helping people during this time.
The rest of the masks were donated in the months before, and more masks will be donated going forward.
The Outreach Foundation would like to thank the ELM Hermannsburg and Bread for the World for their generous donations which allowed the organisation to help so many people.