Hollywoodbets and Lighthouse Foundation’s Brighter Future Project give essential support to Uthando Home-Based Care
Uthando Home-Based Care is a Verulam-based NPO that looks after community members who are sick or vulnerable by cooking and cleaning for them at their homes. They also ensure patients take all of their medication correctly. It is important that organisations like Uthando can continue to provide their much-needed services during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to their help vulnerable and sick members of the community are still well-looked-after. The organisation received a R12 500 donation from leading bookmaker Hollywoodbets. These funds were used to purchase food parcels for 21 of their beneficiaries to ensure that they have sufficiently nutritious meals going forward.
This donation came after the company announced that their Hollywoodbets My Community Programme will be working with Nomzamo Mbatha’s Lighthouse Foundation to donate R1 million to 60 NPOs and NGOs across all nine provinces in South Africa as part of their newly-formed “Brighter Future” project. This is a relief plan that was put in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Zandile Nembe, KZN CSI Champion for Hollywoodbets, explained the importance of this donation. “The most vulnerable and sickly people of this community rely on Uthando for care and assistance. This includes depending on them for their daily meals. These food parcels will therefore allow the organisation to continue their fantastic work even during the national lockdown,” she explained.
Coordinator at Uthando, Cleopatra Mthembu, was grateful to receive this additional support for the second time from Hollywoodbets.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a loss of income among our community members. Thanks to the contribution from Hollywoodbets, we can lessen the impact among those we support in the areas of Verulam and Osindisweni. We are excited that we have been given this opportunity to continue showing our support and care for the most vulnerable during this difficult time,” she said.
For more information on the Uthando Home-Based Care and the work they do, or to show support you can call them here: 084 473 6830