'Christmas Cheer' will be a non-starter for a very large proportion of South Africans. In fact, for them, cheer of any description will be largely unknown throughout 2019 and beyond. Jesus quoted Deuteronomy 15:11 - 17 when He said that we would always have the poor among us. His statement wasn't meant to be an invitation to resignation and an escape route to doing nothing. The Old Testament passage continues to say that we must respond with a generous open-handedness to the needy in our society.
The Domino Foundation, an N.P.O. operating in KwaZulu Natal and the Western Cape, has a driving vision to see South Africans living with dignity, justice, hope and purpose. Its seven programmes impact some 12 000 needy people every day through meeting some of their immediate needs, combatting the injustice which ties them into lives of ongoing poverty and empowering them for a better future.
The Foundation has put out a call to South Africans whose hearts are moved by the material, emotional, educational, and social poverty of so many of their fellow citizens to respond and "Fight The Plight". Shaun Tait, Operations Manager of The Domino Foundation, said, "We are asking 2000 individuals to make a once-off R500 donation before 31 December so that we can continue to grow the effectiveness and reach of our programmes to impact significantly the lives of our beneficiaries, many of whom are among the most vulnerable in our country".
Donations can be made via EFT, Zapper and The Domino Foundation's online credit card portal, with all donations being tax deductible and a Section 18A tax receipt being provided.