buckets of love

Buckets of Love Campaign

Buckets of Love Campaign 2013

Make Christmas special this year. Support Catholic Welfare and Development’s annual “Buckets of Love” campaign and feed a family this Christmas. Each plastic bucket is filled with 13 non-perishable nutritious food items and this is distributed to poor families in and around Cape Town before Christmas. This year the target is set at 8,000 buckets for 8,000 families. We would like to encourage listeners to support the campaign and ensure that every poor family has a Christmas meal this year! The cost of a bucket of love is only R130. Donations can also be made in lieu of Christmas gifts and we will supply you with a Christmas card in return.

About Buckets of Love

It’s a simple plastic bucket, filled with 13 basic food items. And for families who are grateful for one meal a day, it’s nothing short of a God-send. A bucket contains:

  • 1 kg rice
  • 1 tin meat balls
  • 500g sugar
  • 1 packet biscuits
  • 1kg mielie meal
  • 1 packet tea
  • 1 packet samp and beans
  • 1 packet sweets
  • 1 box soya mince
  • 1 tin pilchards
  • 1 tin mixed vegetables
  • 1 jar peanut butter
  • 1 tin corned meat 1 ton of love

It’s not only families in Cape Town that benefit from Buckets of Love. We cast our net of caring into rural areas and farmlands far from the city and also reach poor communities on the West Coast.

About Catholic Welfare Development

Catholic Welfare and Development (CWD) is one of the largest and longest established NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisations) in South Africa. Based on the gospel values and social teachings of the Catholic Church, CWD strives to eradicate poverty and build sustainable and self-reliant communities in disadvantaged areas around Cape Town South Africa.

Our aim is to develop people to rise out of poverty, with the major focus being on development work. This we do through nine community development centres and a wide range of programmes which focus mainly on:

Engaging with communities to build capacity and solve problems

Women, Children and Youth Development

Health and Food Security

Economic Empowerment

Wherever possible, we work with provincial and local government to refine service delivery to the poor, homeless, children and others.

But we also need the support of corporate South Africa, funders and individual donors from all over the world … all joining together to give our people a hand-up towards self-reliance.

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