Established in 2014, the Donald Isaac Maluleke Charity Organization, DIMCO in short, has recently donated nappies, groceries as well as clothes to Moepathutse Children Centre, a community organization in Stinkwater, Hammanskraal.
DIMCO which was established by the late Donald Isaac Maluleke has been changing lives since its inception, managing to donate shoes, food and clothing in various communities in Gauteng and across provincial borders.
In an interview with Tshwane Bulletin, Millicent Maluleke, who is the Director at DIMCO recalled the overwhelming reception they got when donating toiletries at Moepathutse Children Centre.
“Ohh the feeling was so humbling, unexplainable because a good gesture is always appreciated with a good gesture, but in all we praise God that He changes lives through us.
“We cannot explain the feeling of seeing tears of joy from them and thankful messages, it really shows that efforts of our sponsors and our prayers are really noticed and we can be proud to say indeed we adhered to the calling of God,” she said.
She further revealed that despite unfortunately losing their leader and founder of the organization, they have managed to forge ahead, despite challenges and ensured that he dream and legacy lived on.
“The goal that was always in our late founder’s heart was building a house for a family in need of building a house for children, we have adopted it and we are working towards the goal and all sponsors who can help us provide shelter for future leaders are welcome to come work with DIMCO.
“Since it’s establishment we are proud to says we are not fulfilling but we have fulfilled and grew more than expected because even during the loss of our founder Donald, and the hard lockdown we went through we went out and donated food and clothes for our community and that has shown strength and determination to see growth within our organization,” said Maluleke, also adding that their biggest challenge was having stable sponsors to help with their various donation programs.
Asked whether the local government was doing enough to help uplift community organizations such as DIMCO who make positive contribution and impact in communities, Maluleke said, “DIMCO always grows by the help of businesses in the community and great individuals in the community and outside the community as well, our local government has not helped much but that doesn’t stop the community to support us”.
She also had some words of advice and encouragement for people who wished to establish their own organizations which would help communities in need.
“When helping the community is in your heart then starting and running an organisation will come naturally. There will be challenges along the way but your love, passion, determination, focus and the fullfillment when touching and changing lives of our community will be worth every challenge. Start today while you still have the chance,” she advised.
DIMCO is now setting sights on its upcoming 8th Year Annual Christmas event which is scheduled for 12 December 2021, where they are expected to host four (4) orphanages with about 50-60 children per home.
“We will be asking for donations for the coming event which we will host and have fun with the kids and also continue to change lives,” she concluded.
People wishing to help the organization with donations can contact Millicent Maluleke on 060 766 0892 or 061 436 5683.