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Scarf Knitting Project Completed

GSK Pharmaceuticals rallied volunteers who knitted 200 navy blue scarves for a worthy beneficiary. In addition to this, their central Corporate Social Responsibility office contributed over 100 scarves which allowed them to meet their target of 280 hand knitted scarves for the children who attend The Ark City of Refuge school, located in Old National Road, Faura.

GSK Pharmaceuticals approached Newkidz on the Block to help find a suitable beneficiary and because of our good relationship with The Ark, it was our privilege to recommend them.

The wind was freezing cold today when we handed over a new navy knitted scarf to each child and they were most grateful for the gift to protect them from the bitter wind that was blowing.

 The beneficiaries:

The Ark City of Refuge, located in Old National Road, Faura, is a registered, Christ-Centred, Non-Profitable Organisation. They provide a loving, caring, temporary home to approximately 800 destitute, homeless, abandoned, abused, unemployed men, women, and children. They place the emphasis on spiritual restoration, and also provide the residents with food and clothing.

This Shelter also provides the following services to its residents:

  • A registered primary and high school (grades 1 to 9)
  • A crèche
  • Girls and boys homes
  • A men’s home
  • Single women and single mommies homes
  • A drug and alcohol restoration centre (New Jerusalem)
  • Workshops for training and income-generating purposes
  • Job-placement office

They rely completely on donations for their existence and Newkidz on the Block have supported them for a number of years already. Their website details are http://theark.org.za/ should you wish to find further information.