Nearly 100 orphans at Makumbi Mission Orphanage in Domboshava were last week treated to an early Christmas party by Hyundai Zimbabwe.
The motoring company donated hampers and hosted an end-of-year Christmas party at the orphanage.
By Don Makanyanga
Addressing the beneficiaries at the ceremony, Rotary Club of Harare Dawn president, Tafadzwa Katemauswa, said they found it befitting to celebrate Christmas with the less-privileged.
“We have come here to celebrate Christmas with you and also to hand over a present that was given to us by our friends from Hyundai Zimbabwe, to share with you. Our club has historical ties with this orphanage.
“This Christmas is going to be one with a difference, as we have managed to bring you Father Christmas to celebrate with you,” he said.
This was the first time that the Christmas party at the orphanage has been graced by father Christmas.
Acting Matron of Makumbi Mission orphanage, Maria Sumuperl, told Standardcommunity that the children were happy after getting a rare chance to meet Father Christmas.
“These children are really excited to get this opportunity.
“It is something that has always been their wish and it’s now a dream come true for most of them,” said the acting matron.
“We are happy with the support that we have always received from Rotary club.
“I urge them not to tire and continue to have a heart for these under-privileged children,” she added.
Hyundai Zimbabwe chipped in with more than US$2 000, which was complemented by Rotary Club of Harare Dawn members funds.