Hollywoodbets and Lighthouse Foundation’s Brighter Future Project give essential support to Lawrence Khekhe Foundation
A reality for many children across South Africa is that they rely on the assistance of NPOs and NGOs to help get them through their schooling career. An organisation that plays a vital role in the upliftment of the youth in their area is the Lawrence Khekhe Foundation. This NPO helps the youth within the Evaton area by supplying them with school bags, school shoes and food parcels. During these difficult times, it is important that the foundation remain able to provide food parcels because many community members rely on their support when it comes to meal times. The national bookmaker is already heavily involved in supporting their Gauteng community through the Hollywoodbets My Community Programme, and felt the need to act immediately by offering support to those who need it most during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As their objectives aligned perfectly with the Lawrence Khekhe Foundation’s, Hollywoodbets chose to help the organisation by handing over R12 500 in order to secure food parcels for 33 families. This is a result of the recent collaboration between the Hollywoodbets My Community Programme and Nomzamo Mbatha’s Lighthouse Foundation where the company made a commitment to hand over R1 million to 60 NPOs and NGOs across South Africa to help bring relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is not the first time that Hollywoodbets has shown their support to the organisation. “We have chosen to support Lawrence Khekhe Foundation for the fourth time. It was an easy decision based completely on the wonderful work that they do in the community of Evaton. They are always willing to assist those who are poverty stricken and without a job. We were also very touched by the fact that they make monthly food parcel donations to households who care for children,” explained Lorraine Tshabalala, Gauteng Area Manager for Hollywoodbets.
Lawrence Khekhe, CEO of the foundation, was grateful for Hollywoodbets’ continued support as it will allow them to continue doing their good work.
“These funds will allow us to carry on aiding our community at a time they need it most. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are able to bring relief to many families by providing them with these monthly food parcels,” he said.
For more information on the Lawrence Khekhe Foundation and the work they do, or to show support you can email: [email protected]