Kamcare needs 13 laptops, headphones and wireless mouses for Reading Eggs next year! We recently lost a funder and we now have to scramble to get everything together in time to start the programme next year. These children need this programme to help teach them English, a vital skill for a brighter future! Please help us in this regard if you can. Or sponsor a child's login fees for R120 a year.
Kamcare is adding a cooking course to our list of skills training programmes. For this we need some basic cooking equipment. We would greatly appreciate any assistance with this. Cooking equipment we need include:
We would like to offer a computer training programme, that teaches basic computer skills. In addition, we would like to make these computers available to community members for online training courses and to aid in job searching. For this we will need computers/laptops. We would like to start with 6 computers and hopefully grow from there. If you can help in this regard, please don't hesitate to contact us.
We need a new mop to clean the class where we present the Reading Eggs program.
We are in need of a keyboard vacuum dust cleaner to clean the computers we use for Reading Eggs. We have a big problem with dust and we can't seem to get the computers dust free. If you can help with this please let us know.
If you have some old sewing patterns lying around, or you read Reader's Digest and won't use the patterns included, please bring them to Kamcare. Our sewing ladies will love to make use of them.
Our sewing ladies are hard at work, learning new skills and techniques. If you have some excess sewing supplies lying around, please consider giving them to us. These ladies will benefit greatly from the kindness. Sewing supplies can include: material, thread, zippers, buttons, needles, etc.
In our Reading Eggs programme we utilise headphones and mouses. Both suffer a lot of wear and tear due to the constant use and some need replacing. We have found that wireless mouses last longer and is easier for the children to navigate. Any assistance with this would be appreciated.
One of our Reading Eggs venues is very small and can become very hot. We run 42 computers in this venue and dust makes ventilation challenging. The computers are in danger of overheating in this environment and the children find it difficult to concentrate. We would appreciate anyone who would like to donate or sponsor an air-con either new or used to help us with this.
We use stickers as a reward system for the Reading Eggs children. It is a great motivator and confidence booster. We use 212 stickers a week. Any donations on this front would be welcomed.
We have many poor people whom we assist with clothes, especially during the winter months. Once a year we also have a jumble sale where we sell any excess from the previous year. The jumble sale is a way for us to both raise funds and assist the community economically. Community members are invited and buy items for next to nothing. Some of these items they buy for personal use and others they buy to sell in the community for a profit. Any clothes are welcome new or second-hand, shoes, linen, bedding, blankets etc.
Kamcare helps many people in the community with food parcels. For a lot of our clients, the food they receive from us once a month is the only food they get. Our clients include individuals, families and old people, who are unemployed, disabled, retired or just down on their luck. We prefer non-perishable food, peanut butter, rice, pasta etc.
Things like crutches, moon boots, slings, supports etc. We have recently started acquiring such equipment which we loan out to anyone who might need it. Such equipment is often expensive and many people in the community cannot afford it. Much of the time the equipment is only needed temporarily and to buy such expensive equipment for only a few weeks of use seems unnecessary. Please contact us if you are willing to donate any such equipment or if you are in need of any such equipment.
Poorer members in the community cannot afford the glasses they need. Please help us by donating your old glasses or new ones if you are so inclined.