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Non-profit group pleads for donations as winter creeps in

Non-profit group pleads for donations as winter creeps in

Founder of Friends Against Poverty Campaign, Marbeline Goagoese, this week urged all Namibians, to go through their homes and find items that are of no use to them and donate them to the needy, through her group.

The Friends against Poverty Campaign was created in June 2011, to raise awareness around the plight of people living in poverty as well as to instil a sense of social responsibility amongst Namibians and this year the hand over event will take place on 24 June at 11:00 at the Otjomuise Project School.

“Since our establishment, the campaign has helped many impoverished Namibians through generous donations from concerned and caring members of the public,” she said.

According to Goagoese the campaign is in line with the President’s call for an all out war against poverty and it’s eradication.

“In this regard, I kindly urge you to contribute to this initiative in one of the following ways, contribution of unused clothes for children, women and men, these can also be blankets, jersey’s, socks or anything that will be of value and use to someone living out there in the cold, contribution of canned and or basic food for distribution, contribution in cash can also be made through an e-wallet transaction to 0816358477, which will be used to by basic food,” she urged.

Furthermore she said for more information about the event or campaign, the public can contact me on 0812748198 or 2912129, and items can be dropped off at Rocky Crest or at the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation.

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