Baz Bus, a d o o r - t o - d o o r backpacker bus service, have once again celebrated their birthday by making a substantial contribution to a Union of Jewish Women outreach project. This year, they gave the Elundini Home for Disabled Children in Du Noon a cheque of R14,000 to celebrate their 14th birthday, as a token of their appreciation and way of giving back to the community.
Owner Barry Zeidel, with several of his staff, provided the children with a morning of eats, gifts and entertainment. They were enthralled by the clown and it was a rare treat for them to play with the live bunny. It was extremely touching to see these mentally and/or physically disabled children so engrossed and happy.
Indy Kawana, the principal of the home, and Toby Shenker of Kesher, thanked Baz Bus for their generosity. The Kesher Group has been assisting the Elundini Home for two years on a variety of levels, and has initiated some dynamic changes. Until recently, six volunteers were employed to bath, feed and toilet some of the more disabled children throughout the day, as well as to provide care and stimulation for the more able bodied. Currently, however, the home is facing a staffing crisis owing to three having resigned as a result of insufficient funding being available for staff salaries.
Should you or your company wish to assist with subsidising this on either a one-off or longer term basis, kindly call Silvana Silverman at 082 5664645.