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THE HOMESTEAD NEEDS LIST 2017

HOMESTEAD NEEDS LIST (UPDATED OCTOBER 2017):

The Homestead is very grateful to our donors and supporters who make our work possible.  This year the Homestead still needs your help to cover the following costs directly related to caring for the children in our projects.

  •  Education Costs   The Homestead needs to place some children into skills and age-appropriate schools.  We also need to provide school uniforms, schoolbags, stationery, etc. 
    • Shelter –  R137 800
    • Launchpad – R154 500
    • Early Intervention: R20 000 (School Attendance Support)
  •  Family Reunification:  Getting children back home entails a lot of work, home visits, holiday support, food parcels, parental training and much more.  
    • Launchpad – R56 600
    • Shelter –   R43 000.
    • Early Intervention:  R16 000 (Family support)
  • Transport Costs:      The Homestead has to ensure children get to school, back to their families, to court, hospital or the clinic as well as so children can participate in a wide variety of sport and recreation opportunities.   The following is for petrol, taxi, bus and train fares, 
    • Shelter –  R200 000
    • Launchpad  – R59 000
    • Early Intervention  – R33 351
  • Sport and Recreation:    Keeping children healthy,engaged and developing requires we provide many outings, as well as sport and recreation opportunities.  At the Launchpad for instance,  youth develop their own individual interests of which sport is a key component:
    • Shelter –  R59 000
    • Launchpad – R25 500
  • Nutrition:     Good nutritional food is vital for the development of our children and we provide highly quality meals to 90 children in residential care and 400 community children each week.
    • Shelter -R320 000
    • Launchpad – R174 000
    • Early Intervention – R173 400
  • Clothing:     Children arrive in dirty rags and need clothes and shoes on a regular basis:
    • Shelter:  – R58 500
    • Launchpad – R35 000
    • Early Intervention – R12 000
  • Rent:   Working in the most violent and deprived communities surrounding Cape Town necessitates the Homestead rent, at nominal cost, church halls and community centers to ensure both the children and staff and safe and so that we are able to provide an appropriate and therapeutic environment: 
    • Manenberg – R60 000 
    • Town 2 Khayelitsha –R 42 000 
    • Valhalla Park- R48 000
  • Utilities:   This is for electricity, water and gas forcooking:
    • Shelter – R 470 50
    • Launchpad – R145 245
    • Early Intervention -R18 368
  • Health and Hygiene:
    • Medical costs: First aid, assessments, worm treatments, – R27 000 
    • Hygiene :Toiletries, etc – R35 000 
    • Bedding:  We need to replace bedding regularly – R22 000
  • Development Programme Materials for life skills, Group work, specialist input, etc
    • Shelter: Life Skills Activities:  –  R40 000
    • Launchpad – R23 500 
  • Staff Costs not yet funded:
    • Social Auxiliary Worker -: Early Intervention:  To Coordinate the Valhalla Project and to help the Social worker with Assessments: -R120 000
    • Child and Youth Care workers (Launchpad)  – R 325 000
  • Improvements:
    • Beds:   The Shelter needs 10 new beds frames at R900 each, total: R9000
    • Mattresses:  40 fire retardant Mattresses at R1900 each,Total:  R76 000
    • Tables and benches:  Recycled plastic tables and benches are the only things that last and are comfortable and user friendly.  Five sets at R6000.00 each -R30 000.
    • Lockers For Launchpad:  –  R67 000
    • Upgrade to Cottage A:    Now that we have rebuilt Cottage C, we need to upgrade Cottage A with the same changes. R320 000 includes new staff toilet, storage and conversion to include a room for staff on night duty.
  • Vehicles  
    • New 7 Seater: To take children to school, court, home visits, clinic, etc.  Our current vehicle is well used and has done over 200 000 km.  Estimated Cost: R239 500
    • New delivery van, to pick up donations, maintenance jobs, deliveries. Our current pick-up is very heavy on petrol and has high mileage: Estimated Cost: R249 900
  • Donations in Kind: The Homestead relies on donations-in-kind of goods and services:   
    • Garden: Developing our beautiful garden, soccer field and planned Skateboard Park.
    • Painting:  Our dormitories and activity rooms need to be repainted once a year.
    • Green Savings: Helping the Homestead go green to save both electricity and water. 
    • School attendance support: School uniforms, shoes, school bags, lunch boxes, school stationary and books. 
    • Clothing and  Toiletries:  Including casual boys and girls clothes, running shoes, jackets, jerseys and caps as well as soap,deodorant, toothpaste, tooth brushes, face clothes, toilet paper.
    • Dry Groceries:  Amasi (2lt), Baked beans, Beans (dry), Beef stock, Bisto, Black Pepper, Masala, BBQ spice, Chicken spice, Cinnamon sticks,Cocoa powder, Coffee (Ricoffy), Cool drink Oros,  Custard Powder, sunflower oil, Imana, Jam,Jelly, Lentils, Macaroni, Mayonnaise. Mealie meal, long life milk, Oats, Peanut Butter (not with sunflower oil in), Rice, Salt, Samp, Spaghetti, Sugar, Tea,Tomato Paste, Vinegar, White bread flour, Tin tomato & onion, Tomato sauce,Chutney, Yeast.
    • Sport and Recreation:    Soccer balls,skateboards, bicycles, soccer boots, and hiking equipment.  We also need board games, cards, chess,dominoes, drawing equipment, as well as musical instruments such as guitars for internal recreation activities.

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