Pencil bag gifts

Dawn Basson and her husband Cornelius, founders of the Chad Basson Foundation, receive pencil bags from musician D’Louw, from the Deen Louw Foundation.

Dawn Basson and her husband Cornelius, founders of the Chad Basson Foundation, received pencil bags from musician D’Louw, who runs the Deen Louw Foundation.

The Bassons started the foundation after their son Chad, 19, was caught in gang crossfire in Lentegeur in July 2018.

Mr Basson said D’Louw reached out to registered non-profit organisations.

“We then responded as we have parents in our victim support group, who struggle to keep up with the siblings and loss of loved ones as well as our community,” he said.

Together they will distribute the pencil bags to needy kids.

D’Louw distributes stationery to ensure children have their own belongings, instead of taking things from strangers.