Blankets and jerseys bring fun and joy
Rising Sun Home was visited by Barbara Muratori and Lynn Waine of Barbara's Christian Healing Charity during winter.
Barbara and Lynn went to take the measurements of each of the children in order to have a jersey knitted for each child. The children had fun lifting an arm, turning to have their shoulders measured and the length of the back and front of their bodies. All the measurements were written down along with the name of the relevant child.
They recieved their jerseys in due course with much appreciation and joy.
Manji Mashegoana is the mother of the children at
Rising Sun Home. She has a heart for the people staying in Ga-Max
informal settlement too.
Rising Sun Home recieved a donation of blankets from different donors.
Some blankets were knitted, some were machine manufactured and they all
made the children feel comfortable and warm.
After receiving the donation, Manji realised that the children now have
more blankets than what they could use. She took the excess of the old
blankets to Ga-Max and handed it out to the children who didn't have
That way Manji insured that all her children were covered and warm for
winter as well as the children in Ga- Max.
And when Barbara's Christian Healing Charity needed wool to be able to continue knitting squares for knee rugs, cot blankets, baby clothes and single bed blankets, they came up with an excellent plan! They decided to sell raffle tickets to raise wool. Yes that's right, they raised wool. Instead of selling the tickets for money, the payment was balls of wool. That way they managed to keep the ladies knitting for another while. The fortunate winner of the prize was Jenny Rochat and Lynn Waine knitted and donated the blanket.