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17th July 2018

The Homestead Needs List – Sep 2018

The Homestead is most grateful to all those individuals, businesses, community groups, foundations, government departments and many others who continue to make sure that the Homestead can provide the best professional care, healing, development, and education to the most vulnerable of children.  We need you to please help us provide the following items:

  • Improvements:   The Homestead provides the best facilities possible to ensure a safe, child friendly and therapeutic environment.   For those who are handy with their hands or business or community groups who want to roll up their sleeves and help out we need the following assistance to improve our facilities:
    • Shelter Improvements:
      • 5 a side soccer posts
      • 2  new carpets for cottage B:   3m X 4m
      • Upgrade of Cottage A to include storeroom, new staff room and toilet.
    • Launchpad:
      • The entire inside of the Launchpad is due for a repaint.
      • Built in Cupboards.
      • Painting of outside of the Launchpad centre
  • Prevention and Early Intervention Services:  These serve the most vulnerable children in the most poverty stricken of communities surrounding Cape Town.
    • Site C:  The Homestead is moving its Site C PEI Project to a lovely new community centre deep within this very poor informal settlement. The new centre will allow us to reach more vulnerable children in the poorest of areas, as well as provide a much better service to keep children off the street, in school and at home with their families. To do this we need your help with the following items:
      • Fire Extinguishers R1200,00
      • 50 Chairs x R200 R 10 000,00
      • 50 Mugs R445,00
      • 50 Spoons R300,00
      • 50 Bowls R650,00
      • 5 Tables R1300,00ea R6500,00
      • Broom R150,00
      • Mop & Bucket R600,00
      • Dust bin R120,00
      • Dust Pan R199,90
      • Gas Stove R4395,00
      • 2 Gas bottles R1164,00
      • 2 Pots – Large & Med R2000,00
      • Electric Kettle R180,00
      • Staff Mugs R40,00
      • 2 Big Spoons/Laddles R400,00
      • 2 Stationary Cupboards -one food and one equipment R4600,00

Total R32543,90

  • Monthly rental is R2500 a month.

If you can help please contact Annie on 021 4199763/ info@homestead.org.za or click here to donate

  • Ongoing needs:
    • School attendance support: School fees, uniforms, shoes, school bags, lunch boxes, school stationary and books.  We also need good second hand grey school pants and white school shirts, and grey school jerseys
    • Clothing:  Good second hand casual boys and girls clothes, jeans, running shoes, jackets, jerseys and caps.
    • Toiletries: Soap, deodorant, toothpaste, tooth brushes, face clothes, toilet paper and female hygiene products for the adolescent girls in our early intervention programmes.
    • Dry Groceries:    Amasi (2lt), Baked beans, Beans (dry), Beef stock, Bisto, Black Pepper, Masala, BBQ spice, Chicken spice, Cinnamon sticks, Cocoa powder, Coffee, 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.
    • Protein: Fresh meat/ chicken/fish, Soya, Tin Fish
    • Points Reward System:   Old cell phones, tablets, laptops in working order;  vouches for places like Ackermans, Pep stores, Picknpay; Toys, children’s books, backpacks; or even vouches for outings to a fast food restaurant, a trip up the mountain or a movie night.
    • Recreation:
      • Games, dominoes, cards, puzzles, Monopoly, Abacus etc
      • Soccer balls: Always in great demand, especially the leather ones.
      • Skateboards: We have a skate park at Khayelitsha

For more information please contact Annie:   Info@homestead.org.za/ 021 4199763

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