While most kids goof off during school holidays Ethan Solomon, 10, worked hard doing random acts of kindness ahead of Mandela Day.
He made sandwiches for homeless people at Retreat train station; cooked meals for a Salvation Army children’s holiday club in Lansdowne; donated 20 litres of water to TEARS; delivered toys to Jabulani Day Care in Westlake and sanitary towels to Sisters Incorporated in Wynberg; gave sweets to the children at League of Friends of the Blind in Grassy Park, chocolates to the staff at Grassy Park SPCA and the firemen at Mitchell’s Plain fire station, tea and cake for the women of the Constantia Handcraft Club, who knit and donate to the Mowbray Maternity Hospital, and biscuits for the nurses at Melomed emergency unit and day clinic.
He also delivered blankets for the Heart FM winter drive where he was interviewed by Aiden Thomas.
He collected bottle tops for Save Our Ubuntu Legacy (SOUL) to make educational toys from recycled materials for Westlake preschools; and delivered children’s books to Animals in Distress.
He played guitar for the elderly at Cle Du Cap in Kirstenhof to say thanks for always collecting bottle tops.
And he took a boot load of newspapers for Barefoot Rescue, an organisation in Kirstenhof that nurses injured animals such as bats, squirrels, birds and rabbits to then release back into the wild.
He then he delivered a wheelchair to Turfhall Cheshire and Sweetheart Foundation after collecting all the bottle tops and bread tags for them.
On Tuesday he was back at Bergvliet Primary School where hopefully his teacher will not scold him if he falls asleep.