American lecturer and poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “The children of this world are the true gems of this universe.”
It is with this profound quote that the Rotary Club of Chatsworth (South Africa, District 9270) hosted a heart-warming fun day and toy giveaway at the Rainbow Crèche at Summit Primary School, in Westcliff, on Saturday.
This joyful and much-needed distribution formed part of the club’s community services outreach initiative, which exploited the theme of ‘Rotary Serving Humanity’. The crèche was founded by Vani Soobramoney, which has more than 40 children attending daily.
The Rainbow Creche does not receive funding from government and therefore, relies heavily on donations from various organisations.
Club president Vani Govender thanked Soobramoney for her sterling efforts in caring for the precious children whose lives are plagued by various social ills. “I commend the Rotary Club of Chatsworth for undertaking this admirable grassroots level initiative. To this end, our club was able to spread some much needed cheer and colour into the lives of the many children who attended.”
A successful project of this nature was made possible by various sponsors and donors who provided toys, meals and goodie bags. The club thanks members of IVS Containers, Kim’s Trucks, Overall Gear, KZN Department of Sport and Recreation and the various Rotarians who helped in the success of the initiative.