July through September are the coldest months in South Africa as winter temperatures are the lowest.
This discussion will capture the many distributions that take place in the Third Quarter. There is a Mass Distribution in honour of Mandela Day and one for celebrating Christmas in July.
oh my what spectacular blankets!
Yes, they are.
My Clear the Decks #5 Blanket in the third photo down. What a shame we can't see the children's beautiful faces, but I know we have to abide by the rules and regulations.
Wandi, Estelle, Ronda and Themba had a Mandela Day Distribution on July 19. This was for 26 children with most of the blankets made with the colors of the South African flag. Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, White and Black. There are several pictures and they will be posted in bunches with brief descriptions throughout. It may take a couple of days to get them all posted, so please check this discussion in the days to come.
What a wonderful morning we had !
I had quite forgotten what an enormous treat it is to visit these precious,
enthusiastic, friendly, smiling little darlings in the informal settlements.
What a lesson they teach to those of us who have SO much and can still find
something to grumble about !!!
As we walked in, the thronged around us, hugging our knees with so much
excitement and anticipation at what was to come !
More from Ronda...
This adorable little girl sat down next to the banner and noticed that the
picture of the child on the banner shows her with tears on her cheek.
So she immediately leant forward and kissed her better.
SO adorable !!
A "thing" among our little ones (which I had almost forgotten) is that they
put their little thumbs up so that a visitor may "snap" their own thumb
against each one, at the same time calling out "sharp sharp" - which sounds
more like "shup shup" !!! A new favorite is the high five - and after a
round of "shup shup" they all pressed in for a "high five" which sounded
like "ha-fa" - my heart turns to jelly around these kids !!!!
It was so special to be with them again after such a long time of not doing
Starting the exciting part - unpacking the blankets.
The colours of of flag are mind blowing!
Our beautiful Wandi
Thank you Themba for all your assistance.
How fabulous the South Africa colour blankets look all together - sadly I don't think mine has arrived yet - and the videos are so sweet!
What a terrific account of this distribution. I love that you describe the children's reactions and responses to your presence, and our presents. Very touching and colourful indeed. This kind of informative coverage makes my day ♥️