Alicia Mason, a resident living in the Amanzimtoti/Warner Beach area of KZN found a young boy hanging around a shopping mall. He had been frequenting the centre for some time and Alicia contacted South Coast Child Welfare but they did not seem able to help so she called I Care and spoke to Anne Slatter, our Accounts Manager, who in turn asked Lucia, our Outreach Manager, if she could check things out. This Lucia did and even went so far as to visit the family home and take along a food parcel. She explained to the boy’s mother that we could enrol him into our Rehabilitation Programme, starting this month and yesterday a very happy young man joined 11 other youngsters at our centre in Umuzi.
We received an e-mail from Alicia, headed – “Love you Guys” – thanking Anne and all I Care staff for our help. Our response? “Thank you for showing an interest and helping this young boy towards a better life.”
It is because of people like Alicia and everyone who supports I Care that we can continue to look after these disadvantaged children and we appreciate all your help.