People give for various reasons, but the most common reason is that they all give to what matters to them the most. According to scientific studies, most have proven that generosity stimulates dopamine, which creates similar brain activity in the regions connected to the experience of pleasure and reward.
It is not different with Kas. Kovilan and his friends, who recently joined the fight against one of their community’s most pressing need, hunger. On the 15th of February, they prepared and distributed freshly cooked meals, with fruits and juice to children around Riverlea Cricket Club.
The whole idea was Prasha’s and Anu, whose both parents are late, and the 10th of February marked as their 23 years since they had lost them. They did this in memory of their parents and to also support the people in need.
United Way South Africa has been assisting the community of Riverlea, Johannesburg since last year, 2020 by providing COVID-19 relief hampers as well as freshly prepared nutritional meals and blankets to families in need.
“We are going to continue supporting and assisting where we can. It is a real blessing when you are out there, blessing others and doing a good deed.”: said Kas.
Recently, Kas started a stationery and uniform donation drive for 5 children who needed them for going back to school. These children have nothing that their parents prefer keeping them at home. Kas also provides lunch for them.
United Way South Africa would like to extend thanks to Kas and his friends for coming together to Live United and for joining the fight against the most pressing needs in South Africa.
How can you help?
You can show your support to this cause by donating and dropping off needed items at the following drop off point:
- Meals on wheels, 251 rifle range road Haddon, Johannesburg.
Alternatively, you can contact Vicky Sepp, Major Gifting and Stakeholder Engagement Manager - UWSA on +27 786180394