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What we do
The kindness like confetti team addresses the most recurring problems faced by our local communities; the shortage of food, childcare assistance, reprieve from the cold in winter, trauma relief and equal treatment of women. Our goal is to provide assistance in these areas and significantly improve the quality of life and sense of hope in our communities
The Pad Princess
The Pad Princess collects and distributes all types of sanitary products with the aim of keeping girls in school.
We rely on sanitary pads being donated by individuals, and a distribution centre provides their shop-soiled products which we check, sort and repackage.
We distribute these sanitary products through other organisations working on the ground in the informal settlements, and disadvantaged areas. We also do our own school distribution and combine it with educational upliftment talks.
4,672 girls have kept in school for 1 month
The Pad Princess also supplies pads for the Dignity Bags for raped or abused women, and maternity pads for new mothers. These are given out in maternity wards at government hospitals.
From Jan - July 2020 we have distributed :
46,720 pads , 680kg panty liners and 535kg tampons, 1,300 maternity pads, 2,300 packets of earbuds and 250 bags of cottonwool
Joseph Jersey Project
Our dedicated team of Joseph Jersey knitters and crocheters produce amazing work throughout the year. They work on projects long before they are due. At the moment their target is winter beanies for the homeless, as well as ‘twiddle muffs’ for dementia patients at old age homes. Knee rugs and baby blankets are needed throughout the year.
Collectively during 2020 the JJP Team, PE & PTA have donated :
1342 beanies have been handed out to a cancer drive, homeless people, old age homes and nursery schools and children living in informal settlements.
133 booties, 37 knitted toys and 136 blankets were included in a baby hamper and given to to new moms in government hospitals.
162 jerseys were given children in impoverished areas.
Numerous knee blankets were given to the aged.
Scarves and gloves were handed out at shelters for the homeless.
35 Twiddle Muffs have been handed out to dementia patients at local old age homes.
The Project Uplift volunteers collect pre-owned and new bras and panties for women in South Africa who can't afford their own.
We work closely with organisations who identify situations where women can benefit from receiving bras and underwear free of charge.
The demand for this is bigger than anyone ever expected.
15,599 Bras & 1,997 Panties
collected and distributed to date
SERVING OUR UNDERPRIVILEGED PEOPLE
S.O.U.P is a volunteer run soup kitchen in Linden and in Greymont, serving healthy and tasty meals for people in need. We host a kitchen each week that is dedicated to feeding the homeless community of approximately 80-130 people. A stew, bread and a fruit is provided. On occasion we hand out blankets, soaps, socks and muffins.
From Jan - July 2020 we have served over 837 meals and ;
provided 532 food parcels which has fed approx. 1475 people for COVID19 relif
S.O.U.P also provides grocery hampers to individuals and families that are struggling to make ends meet. The hampers are made up of non-perishable foods that are received from our generous donors, usually a spill over from the feeding scheme. The food bank stock varies, and more often very limited. Due to this only a few people can be assisted each month – families are then placed on a waiting list.
Our aim is to supply women who have suffered from rape, a sexual offence or trauma (or any form of abuse) with the essentials to clean themselves up after the reporting and examination process at the police stations.
The Dignity Bags comprise of items to help the victim regain some dignity after the assault. The handbags contain toiletry basics such as a new pair of panties, toothpase and toothbrush, unscented soap and face cloth, lightweigh blanket, pretty scarf and a notepad and pen, to mention a few.
Recently we have had requests to start making children's comfort bags as many kids are caught up in crimes and abuse. They are often found abandoned over weekends whilst the parents are drunk in shebeens or frequenting betting halls.
A total of 580 bags have been distributed to Honeydey VSU, De Deur CPF, Linden Police VSU, Flomotion Victim Empowerment and the Alexandra VSU.