SVP Donates Books To Denis Hurley Centre Street Lit Project
The vendors from the Denis Hurley Centre Street Lit project were grateful for the car-load of books donated to them by the Society of St Vincent de Paul at St Dominic’s Catholic Church Hillcrest.
As a result of lockdown, SSVP ended up with a surplus of books as many of the books donated to them were neither able to be sold nor stored, so were donated onto the Street Lit vendors to sell.
Street Lit is one of the projects of the Denis Hurley Centre which supports the homeless community in Durban’s CBD. More than a dozen formally homeless people have been mentored to sell donated second-hand books which have been donated to the project, as a way of earning a living.
The vendors were particularly excited a few weeks ago, when the project received a similarly large donation of particularly quality books from St Marys Diocesan School for Girls, Kloof.
The project operates out of the ever-supportive Order of St John in Old Fort Road / KE Masinga Road in Durban. While the project is always on the look-out for GOOD quality second-hand books, the urgent priority at present is not for book stock but for places for the vendors to sell them – especially as the festive season approaches.
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