- Amazing Gift from Benita
We got a phone call one morning from a lady who said her name was Benita Schwartz. She went on to say that she had planned to open a school for disabled children, that it hadn’t happened and she had all the equipment, unused.
I was still in the dark as to why she had phoned but the light soon broke and with it renewed gratitude for the way South Africans in every walk of life help those in need where they can and with such quiet kindness.
The Harold Porter Botanical Gardens in Betty's Bay have donated a water tank to the school. This is a wonderful gift because for two years now the vegetable garden at the school has been under-utilised because we couldn't pay for water in the hot summer months. Before then the children's treat at break was a handful of baby tomatoes or a carrot or chunk of cabbage and no one refused the spinach at lunchtime because it was their spinach.