During the Covid 19 Lockdown while so many people were staying home, while others were left destitute and without food. Teresa from Charity fusion got busy raising money and was able to feed 500 families in the Jerusalem Squatter Camp. On top of this, she was able to purchase groceries for a further 20 families in Westbury that desperately needed assistance with food. Her team also provided Emthongeni with another monthly grocery shop for their house mothers and their children. Started a Hamilton Avenue (Craighall Park) feeding scheme to provide groceries and food to the many homeless people in our community which has grown to other areas in the northern suburbs. Her hard work and dedication even made it possible to order 50 grocery hampers for Fountain for the Thirsty to be delivered to the Windsor East Communities and another 100 hampers to be distributed to the families in the Slovo Park Informal Settlement on the Westrand.
When we reached Level 4, it was another challenge and she was able to raise money again to get 100 masks for Sparrow Schools so that teachers and facilitators could go back to school to start preparing for learners to come back. In conjunction with Sparrow Schools, Charity Fusion then started delivering cooked meals twice a week to 100 children attending Sparrow Schools and FTK Charity.
Ever since the schools re-opened Teresa continues to get masks for the children at Sparrow and continues to work and reach out to people to raise funds that will be used to pay for 18 young learners at Sparrow Schools. These learners come from very impoverished communities, where the majority of the parents are unemployed. She wants to give them an opportunity to spread their wings and she says " This year is what matters, and we should let them finish" Please join me to salute this modern-day HERO for helping and changing the lives of so many.