Big Brother Amplified (BBA) winner Wendall Parson on Thursday donated foodstuffs, clothing items and toiletries to Harare Children’s Home.
The home, which has been operating for 92 years, houses 97 children with ages ranging from 2 months to 21 years.
Wendall said this was just the beginning as it was his desire to continue working with the home to make a difference in the children’s lives.
“I hope that this is the beginning of a long lasting relationship. It’s heart-breaking and we need to make a plan on raising funds for the children’s school fees,” said Wendall.
The child in Wendall surfaced as he interacted with the children and toured the home.
The director of the home, Maria Sithole said: “This home has been there for 92 years and there are 97 children with the youngest being two months old.”
She added that it provided a place of safety for abandoned children.
“We look after their needs and help them grow into independent adults. The home also strives to receive and care for needy children of either sex, regardless of religious denomination or nationality,” she said.
She said the children were from a wide variety of social backgrounds. “These are children that have been abandoned, abused in numerous ways, or are children whose parents are alcoholic, imprisoned, mentally impaired, violent or deceased,” she said. The director said this was their first time to receive a lot of goods from well-wishers especially fruits.
“The children are going to enjoy themselves as fruits are a delicacy which we rarely get,” she said.