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Last Updated: Tuesday, 19 July 2016 12:21

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Thank you to BSI Steel for the donation of 1000 stationary packs to the value of R25 000 for Midvaal schools participating in the Generation@ programme.
The Generation@ team and staff from BSI Steel will distribute the packs next week.

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The Generation@ team will be doing some paintwork at the Sasol Youth Care centre this week as part of Mandela day 2016.
In the photo from the left is Ntabiseng, Portia and Ntsane.

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Anita Hanekom and her team of 5 inmates form the correctional services at Groenpunt has been knitting these blankets for the past two years. The handing over of the blankets to Lusa Community Chest took place on Friday 15 July 2016. The blankets will be distributed to three of Lusa's beneficiaries as part of the Nelson Mandela 67 minutes.
Lusa Community Chest would like to thank Anita, her team and the Groenpunt Correctional services.

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Join us as we take a stand against Sexual Violence!! Wear RED LIPS for the month of April 

Lusa Community Chest team supports the RED MY LIPS campaign & we invite all our partners to join us as we unite together to take a stand against sexual violence.

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Be part of the move by taking a staff picture with everyone wearing your RED LIPS and upload it on our Facebook page. www.facebook.com/lusacommunitychest 
For each picture uploaded we would appreciate a contribution of a soft toy or toiletries from each person (in the picture). The items collected will be given to the Thutuzela Rape Crisis centre in Sasolburg.  Contact Thanu for more details: 016 976 0933

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The response to The Street Store article published in the Ster has been phenomenal. We are touched by the generous hearts of our Community who have donated clothing for our next Street Store. One such business man, Mr Paul Hartley of M3 Schoolwear in Sasolburg recently donated R10 000 worth of brand new school and sportswear to Lusa Community Chest who in turn delivered the clothing to AJ Jacobs, students of Sasolburg High and various other school children in our area. M3 Schoolwear intends to continue giving back to the community and we encourage the community to support him during his 25% clearance sale over the next few weeks.
Should you wish to donate for the most needy in our community please call Lusa Community Chest at 016-976 0933

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Mr Paul Hartley of M3 Schoolwear in Sasolburg (left) and Diane Wilder (Lusa Community Chest)


Veronica and Thanu with Margaret Hirsch (center of picture),the Chief Operating executive of Hirsch’s.

Margaret is an amazing women who inspired us with her work ethos, and her passion for making a difference in the lives of women in South Africa.
She believes firmly in giving “a hand-up rather than a hand-out” and we look forward to working with Margaret in projects directed at the empowerment of women.

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Generation@ Program in Honduras

The Generation @ program in the Subirana high school in Rio Lindo, Cortes. This is a program for young people to talk about values, character and leadership while preventing them from getting trapped in drugs, alcohol, gangs and human trafficking by presenting the gospel in holistic ways. The project is sponsored by Woodlands Church and forms part of the One Million Strong Initiative. The project leader in Honduras is Melvin Orlando Flores

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NPO incubator training

25 New NPO's started the NPO Incubator training on 4 February 2016. This training will continue every Thursday until November 2016.
68 Applications were received and after intensive interview only 25 were selected.

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The Street Store - Shopping spree for free
#streetstore (The street Store is an international movement that supplies good quality used clothing for free to our needy citizens)

“What a joy and privilege it was today to give quality clothing to people who need it the most and at no cost! “ Veronica Cronje, CEO Lusa Community Chest shared the experience of seeing approximately 60-80 needy people shop for free at the very first Street Store in Sasolburg.“How surprised and grateful were the faces to hear that they could choose clothes for themselves and their families for free”, said Veronica.
So many people are suffering daily to make ends meet and it is very seldom that you find someone who gladly shares out of their bounty without expecting anything in return.
Lusa reached many vulnerable families today and it was such a blessing. We are planning to do this again, as soon as our cupboards are full again.
Lusa extends their gratitude to everyone who donated clothing for this initiative and to all the volunteers who worked tirelessly to sort out the clothing and who assisted on the day. 
We would encourage people to continue donating good quality second hand clothing for the next Street Store. Make our Legacy part of your own. 

Contact the Lusa Community Chest office 016 976 0933, for more details.

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