Help us bring joy to thousands of firefighters’ kids this 2019 festive season.

15 Oct,2019Aviation News, Community campaigns, Fire Awareness, Fire Stories, Focus Article, WOF Kids

Working on Fire proudly invites you to become part of the 2019 WOF Kids Care-Package drive. This is a great way for you or your company to really make a difference this coming festive season.

What is the WOF Kids Care Package Project?

Inspired by the legacy of Nelson Mandela, Working on Fire launched the WOF Kids Care-Package Initiative last year – 2018. The aim was to collect and distribute close to 2 000 gift packages during the 2018 festive season – and it turned out to be an enormous success! Across South Africa, young faces lit up with smiles, as WOF distributed 1 850 WOF Kids Care packages. These personalised boxes were generously donated by Working on Fire staff members, management, partners and kind-hearted individuals and companies.

Who are the recipients of these Care Packages?

These Care Package are gifted to qualifying children of WOF firefighters and High-Altitude Team rope technicians – participants within the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries’ (DEFF) Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) – The Working on Fire Programme.

These moms and dads work long and dangerous hours, fighting unwanted wildfires. They often sacrifice time with their families to go save lives, properties and the environment in remote areas, late into the night. Due to financial restraints, many of these parents are unable to kit their children with the necessary school and sanitary supplies, never mind spoiling them with a toy or new clothing.

What is a WOF Kids Care Package made up of?

WOF Kids Care-Package is a gift of hope to WOF Kids from new-born to 18 years of age. The core content includes essential care basics, school supplies, clothing and educational toys of which the monetary value is in the region of R200 per care package.

How can you help us make a difference?

We at Working on Fire would like to continue sowing into this initiative, so that we can honour our firefighters by gifting their children over the festive season. Our staff and many of our partners are wholeheartedly behind this drive, but for the number of children we wish to gift, we definitely need more willing hearts.You can make a monetary donation (see banking details below), or donate the following items (to Provincial WOF Offices or relevant Social Development Practitioner):
Babies and toddlers: Baby soap, cloth and lotion | clothing | blankets | toys or books Children up to 18: toothpaste and brush | washcloth and soap | snack | toys or books | stationary. Your contribution will go a long way towards putting a smile on the faces of these children and in so doing you will be making a difference in their lives.

More information

Contact us on: 021 418 2569

Email: comms@wofire.co.za

Donations may be made to the following account and proof of payment sent to: comms@wofire.co.za
Account Holder: Working on Fire (Pty) Ltd
Bank: ABSA
Account Number: 4068161119
Branch code: 632005
Reference: WOFKIDS + (Province to which you wish to donate)

Please send proof of payment to: comms@wofire.co.za