Foundation shares Easter joy with children in Khayelitsha – 20 April 2014

MEMBERS OF ONE FAMILY: The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation paid a neighbourly visit to The Homestead in Khayelitsha on Easter Monday to bring joy to the resident children.

The Homestead was established in 1982 with a mission: “To get and keep children off the street, and to reconstruct their shattered lives”.

On Monday, the children were treated to a range of fun activities, from face painting to jumping castles, and from drumming to football – culminating in an Easter Egg hunt and special lunch served by Archbishop Tutu.

“We take very seriously our responsibility to engage with neighbouring organisations and communities in our home city,” said Reverend Mpho Tutu, executive director of the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, “particularly those who are most in need of acknowledgement and love. It is a responsibility we all share.”

Speaking to media at the event, Archbishop Tutu commended The Homestead’s family of board members, staff and residents.

The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation wishes to acknowledge the generosity of Quality Beverages for the supply of Jive cool-drinks, Black Wagon for transport children from the Homestead in town to Khayelitsha for the party, Green Catering and Events for sponsoring the lunch, Beyers Chocolates for contributing Easter Eggs,  VVJ Tech for the jumping castles, Party Pro for the face painting, and The Drumming Guys.