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.
For our holiday programme each year, we cook for about 120 people everyday. To enable us to do this however we need verly large cooking pots. Either one 50 litre pot or two 36 litre pots. Please contact us if you can help in this regard.
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.
Every year we have a holiday programme for the children in the informal settlement of Plot 123. We play games and incorporate a theme that teaches some value or lesson, important to children. This year we are doing friendship, specifically how to be a good friend and how to distinguish between good and bad friends. We are utilising the metaphor of building a house to illustrate this. We would love to be able to give the children toy hard hats when we facilitate this programme. We usually have around 100 children participating in this programme.