The NWU Libraries (Potchefstroom) reached out to Ons Hulde Old Age Home in honour of Mandela Day. Ons Hulde is only minutes away from the campus and takes care for about 70 frail and disabled elderly residents with needs on different levels. They are struggling financially as the cost to take care of residents, is far more than the subsidy they receive.
Due to generous donations from library staff, the library could hand over warm blankets, clothes, wool and toiletries. Some staff gave their time and knitted blankets and scarves, another staff member baked some high energy biscuits. On Saturday morning, seven staff members gave new life to a neglected patio by painting cement pots and tables and donating plants.
This outreach provided the staff with the opportunity to give a little of our time and much of our heart to commemorate Mr Mandela’s legacy.
A huge thank you to all the staff who contributed!