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Durbanville Children’s Home: Huis Andrag, Kraaifontein

ABOUT
The South African reality is that millions of children are in need of support and care. One of the most pressing questions our country faces is how to provide a response that can be both loving and sufficiently large in scale. The Durbanville Children’s Home fills the gap in service-provision for vulnerable children by using dedicated, professional services to support children in need of care and their families, with the ultimate aim of restoring them to a healthy family relationship.

This Home also operates a satellite house in 14 Joubert Street, Kraaifontein, which cares for an additional 14 children.

WHAT WE WANT TO DO
Paving/fake grass, room décor, bathroom DIY, stove for kitchen, braai/social time with the kids

STUFF TO DONATE
Paving, cement, fake grass, matching bedding, curtains, towel rails, cupboards, shower heads, taps, stove, food for the braai

GENERAL SKILLS NEEDED
Connecting with kids, organising, cleaning, decor

SPECIALISED SKILL NEEDED
Builders, handymen, plumbing

Bosmansdam Primary School

*IDEAL FOR FAMILIES: Great fun for kids to join in to wash walls/clear litter/package stationery.
ABOUT
We are big on the next generation, and we would love the opportunity to build into one of our local schools, uplifting the kids and the staff team. We have a great connection at Bosmansdam Primary School, with redoing their library, and our focus with Boost and Edge Kids in Summer Greens.

WHAT WE WANT TO DO
Wash down dirty walls, paint foundation phase walls, bathroom door revamp, replace broken windows and window handles, paint games on playground outside, bless the staff with a gift, reading programme – funds to get it running, stair revamp, stationery for kids clean up outside area, computer room.

STUFF TO DONATEPaint [enquire about specific types], paint brushes, personalised journal for each staff member; thank you treat [cupcakes or biscuits or treat bag for each person], stationery: glue sticks, scissors, rulers, mon ami’s, pencils, pens, highlighters, pencil crayons [preferably new items], financial donations or contacts for maintenance purchases [windows, window arms, stair revamp], financial donations for reading programme, vinyl printing contacts for creative stair art.

GENERAL SKILLS NEEDED
Cleaning, organising, sorting, creative

SPECIALISED SKILL NEEDED
Handymen, painters, creative painters [although not complicated], electricians

Wolwerivier

ABOUT
This project will see Edge Church partnering with an NPO called HOPE- Humanitarian Organisation for Poverty Eradication, which is run by Nikki Pretorius. This NPO serves the community of Wolwerivier, just outside of Melkbosstrand.

WHAT WE WANT TO DO
Our intention would be to revamp their spaces and provide them with much-needed upgrades and resources in areas such as their Sunshine Educare (ECD). We would also like to provide them with basic necessities to stock their shelves.

STUFF TO DONATE
Non-perishable foods: baked beans, pilchards in tomato sauce, chakalaka (non-spicy),
frozen chicken, soy mince, maize meal, rice, porridge oats, long life milk, soup powder, stock cubes.

Cleaning products: bleach, washing-up liquid, hand sanitizing gel, toilet paper, steel wool, hand wash, drying cloths, brooms, spaghetti mops.

Diapers in sizes 3, 4 & 5, nitrile gloves (no latex), adult diapers (size medium), baby bum cream, plastic bowls, baby clothes, kids’ books, toys, metal teaspoons, plastic containers for storage, sanitary ware kitchen utensils, including wooden spoons, a variety of pots and dishes.

New sheets for the clinic bed, new pillows, new mattresses for single-beds, sponge mattresses, new cots for the baby room, scooter bikes, privacy curtain.

Fake grass, fencing, jungle gym, industrial shelving, cooker and stove burners, big fridge, deep freezer, industrial washing machine, trees that are in containers, pigeon holes cupboards, plastic basins, 3 children’s tables, 12 children’s chairs, classroom door latches, wipe clean flooring, long classroom benches, various gates/doors, window latches.

GENERAL SKILLS NEEDED
Cleaning, organising, sorting, decor, painting, transporting supplies

SPECIALISED SKILL NEEDED
Builders, handymen/maintenance