Be the Cause


The below article comes from the ‘Lean on Me’ February Newsletter. Lean on Me is the organization that 17 BTC volunteers worked with during the 2004 Service Vacation to South Africa.

On 14 December 2004, Lean on Me welcomed our first organized group of volunteers. 17 People from the American Be The Cause Organization joined us from the 14 – 23 December 2004. The group, who organizes local volunteer missions in their home country, was on their first international volunteer expedition. Lean on Me was honored to receive such an amazing group of people and thoroughly enjoyed their short time with us.

The BTC volunteers assisted our other volunteers and staff in hosting our numerous project Christmas parties all of which were a resounding success. Parties filled with presents, sweets and laughter were held at the following venues:

The Agape Children’s Orphanage
The Savannah Park Children’s Home
The Kulanikahle Children’s Centre ( Lindiwe’s project)
The Dream Centre
The Ikhayi Lobomi Hospice
The Siyajabula Children’s Home

Once again we would like to thank everyone who helped us to make these parties a success, the enormous smiles on the children and patient’s faces were enough to confirm that the time and effort was well worth it. Although we appreciate each and every donation, we would like to make special mention of the following people for their generous contributions:

*Emily Fess
*Sharlene Dubery & Colleagues
*The staff of ABSA Bank – Hillcrest Branch
*The staff of ABSA Bank – Kloof Branch
*Be the Cause Volunteers

With our project Christmas parties bringing a very festive end to 2004, Lean on Me is now looking ahead to the Busy and Exciting year of 2005.

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