Brooklyn Brothers calls on Pretoria community to support local home for the aged

Brooklyn Brothers, which recently opened in Glenfair Boulevard Shopping Mall, is embracing its local community by getting involved in charitable activities.  The popular American-diner style eatery is calling on members of the public to participate in a donation drive for Uncle Ben’s Den, a Pretoria home for the elderly that is in desperate need of non-perishables and essential items such as adult diapers.

On Saturday, February 27, Brooklyn Brothers will host a community event with the local bearded hero’s, buffelsfontein baard-olie. Amidst the festive mood, there will be two collection trucks standing by to take donations of non-perishables and unwanted essential items from the public for donation to the old age home.  Tinned food, dry goods, toiletries, cleaning products and other household products are welcome.

In support of Brooklyn Brothers and the community’s charitable efforts, Dischem Glenfair has come on board and for every R100 donated they will donate adult diapers to the value of R160. Brooklyn Brothers Glenfair will reward customers with an original burger or 6 piece of wings for being a part of this initiative.

Says Brooklyn Brothers Glenfair Owner, Dane Hartley. “We are appealing to local shoppers to open their hearts and help us collect as many needed adult diapers and other non-perishables by purchasing them from Dischem, who will set up a Dischem donation point in our store – or even bringing donations from home. We are more than just another restaurant, we care about our community.”

Uncle Ben’s Den - founded 25 years ago by Pastor Ben de Lange and his wife, Sharan - is a home for the elderly that provides a safe haven to those who are no longer able to care for themselves and who have no other place to go.  The home receives no funding from local government and is completely reliant on donations and the generosity of the community to cover operational costs.

“All funds raised and goods collected will be donated to the home on the day,” says Dane Hartley.

For more information, please visit and like the Brooklyn Brothers Glenfair Facebook page, or contact the store directly on 012 348 1260.