In October 2006, The Robin Hood Foundation decided to extend their support to not only help new needy mums but also to help the grannies who look after their orphaned grandchildren. These women are the unsung heroes of the struggle against AIDS and they are amongst the poorest of the poor. The initial aim of our first Gogo Bags Project was to give 75 grannies a bag filled with basic food items and a few luxuries to make the Christmas season a little easier for them and their dependants.
An email was sent out to 75 people requesting help for this project, that was then passed onto friends and within three weeks, we received 913 Gogo Bags! The first Gogo Bags drop took place in Inchanga and the gratitude and excitement with which the grannies received their Gogo Bags made us vow to continue this project.
Poor grannies are identified through community workers and church workers and it is our intention to hand out at least 2000 Gogo Bags every year. To date we have distributed more than 30 000 Gogo Bags into the hands of the neediest gogos in our surrounding impoverished communities.
Each Gogo Bag usually contains the following items:
- 2.5 kg maize
- 1 kg samp
- 1 kg sugar
- 100 tea bags
- 1 tin pilchards
- 1 tin baked beans
- 1 large bar of sunlight soap
- 1 bar of soap
- 1 kg packet of rice
- 1 box of soya
- 1 box of biscuits
If you would like to sponsor a Gogo Bag, it will cost just R150.
Click here to view the drop off points