Through various CSI projects, the Hollywood Foundation has been able to bring relief to many organisations in different regions. On 7 November, the Purple Team from Paarl ,visited the Huis Andrew Murray Child and Youth Care Centre in the Western Cape to hand over a dough mixer.
This organization, based in Wellington, was established in 1898 with the aim to give a future to vulnerable and orphaned children. Huis Andrew Murray Child and Youth Care Centre is responsible for the care, support, protection and development of the children in its custody through various therapeutic and developmental programmes. The organisation also hopes to offer programmes that address the holistic development of children, to develop and implement culturally appropriate programmes which celebrate, respect and validate diversity and continues health monitoring of children.
Karen Petersen, the Marketing and Funding Manager at the Huis Andrew Murray Child and Youth Care Centre, said that they have been struggling as they had to make food by hand but now after the Hollywood Foundation, through its CSI initiative, contributed the dough mixer, things will be much easier. She said that they care for 155 children from ages 1 to 18 years-old and the dough mixer will assist to increase productivity.