Apr 20, 2017


The Vlottenburg Community Organisation (VCO) assists more than 80 children in the Wesbank area in Kuils River, Western Cape daily. The organisation offers these children a safe and supportive environment to play, do their homework and eat.

When Shoprite heard about VCO’s amazing work to get these children off the streets and back at school, we immediately wanted to assist. 

On Wednesday, 19 April more than 100 people gathered for the big reveal of two new retro-fitted containers which Shoprite supplied and had converted into clean, educational spaces.

Hilton Davids, the selfless man who dedicates his life to helping children in Wesbank, said: 

“Before yesterday, we used an old 12 m long container (with no windows) to create a safe place for our children. This new gift is a safe and creative space for the children to learn and eat. Thank you, Shoprite.”

In addition to the containers, Shoprite’s Mobile Soup Kitchen also serves at VCO every Wednesday. 

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