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Families that care for special needs children assisted with COVID-19 care packages at Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph's Home RC Primary School were incredibly appreciative for the coordination and delivery of 52 food parcels by Call to Care which we were able to personally deliver to 52 families from the school community. The Saint Joseph staff and Call 2 Care volunteers were overwhelmed to be in a position to deliver the parcels to the much-needed parents and children on a cold and rainy day. We have subsequently received numerous notes of sincere thanks as well as voice notes of appreciation specifically for PPECB and other donors who donated via our COVID-19 Program and for providing the financial assistance needed to allow Call 2 Care to pack and deliver the parcels that included fresh produce, non-perishable items, PPE and educational material.

COVID-19 Care parcels delivered to 52 families that care for special needs children, thanks to PPECB and Call 2 Care supporters

Challenges at Saint Joseph's RC Primary School during the COVID-19 crisis

The St. Joseph’s Home RC Primary School is a special needs school for children with

learning barriers. These barriers include chronically ill children with different syndromes

as part of our learning component. These special needs include autism, cerebral palsy,

down syndrome, as well as medical conditions such as heart and lung disease, cancer,

respiratory disorders and tracheas. We also have learners with TB, HIV/AIDS, and

recently an influx of children with traumatic brain injuries.

The school provides daily meals to 97 learners through the Provincial School Feeding

Scheme. In addition to this, the school provides food parcels on a regular basis to 52

families who have very little to no income at all. The school feeding programme does

not operate during school holiday periods, but given the extended lockdown, Saint Joseph had to reach out to these destitute families. The outreach programme was carefully

coordinated by Call to Care and families had to sign as proof of receipt for the


Special thanks to PPECB and donors that donated towards the food, PPE and education parcels via Call 2 Care

Call 2 Care and Saint Joseph sincerely thank PPECB and other donors for their compassion during this difficult period, notwithstanding the challenges, brought about by the lockdown to take care of our school community. Saint Joseph, is endeavouring to continue with our support to these special need learners even though they have not yet returned to school and

will continue to provide meals to these families on an ongoing basis. They definitely cannot do this on our own and therefore are so thankful for PPECB and the other donors who were able to sponsor towards this initiative.

To PPECB and other donors, Thank you for being part of a specialised support network providing more than just education.


The Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB) is an independent service provider of quality certification and cold chain management services for producers and exporters of perishable food products. Established in 1926, the PPECB has delivered valuable services to the perishable products industry for over 90 years by enhancing the credibility of the South African export certificate and supporting the export competitiveness of South Africa’s perishable product industries. Learn more by visiting

Call 2 Care's COVID-19 Hygiene, Food, PPE and Education Parcels Program

During this COVID-19 Pandemic, the Call 2 Care team are assisting communities in our care with food and hygiene parcels. In addition, to facilitating collections of donations of food and hygiene products, we have also partners with Village Power Traders to source needed food, PPE and Sanitary parcels at bulk cost price - all made possible with a contribution of only R255. Please visit the link below to learn more about our COVID-19 Program:



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