US$630.00Donated So Far
We have created the Coronavirus COVID-19: GIVING HOPE campaign aimed at helping people in need who are being overlooked during the lockdown period in South Africa. Urgent requests and calls for food, toiletries, bedding, masks and other basic goods are being posted daily on social media groups as well as various Whatsapp CAN (Community Action Network) groups.
It is disheartening for us to see all the requests for help and not be able to assist physically or financially beyond our means. Thankfully the government and many individuals and organisations have jumped in and are helping wherever they can, but it seems overwhelming because of the millions of people living on or way below the breadline. With winter upon us, soon the suffering will increase. Businesses have closed down and are unable to pay their staff. People have lost their jobs and are often single breadwinners in households of multiple family members. We've only been in lockdown for a few days but expect it to get much more difficult for people as days go by. Even after the lockdown, which might be extended, the suffering will continue and it will take months if not years for most people to recover from this crisis.
Alison and I have given food, bedding and contributed to a few organisations as far as we could and will continue to do so. Our goal with the Giving Hope campaign is to identify where money is needed most and where we see an honest need arise, donate from the funds we've raised. Our focus is mainly in Cape Town but we'll also look at requests from elsewhere in South Africa.
We would like to ask friends and people who can lend financial support during this time to open their hearts and help us to assist some people in South Africa who are in dire need by giving them a bit of hope in this very difficult time.
Your assistance and generosity will be very much appreciated. We will post updates on this site so please click on the 'Followers' tab above and then again on 'Follow this Campaign' to be notified. We will give feedback on where donations were made and what your funding has accomplished.
Lenita and Alison
Please look at these links for more insight:
- Alison Paulin
- Campaign Owner 2
Photos of donated blankets and clothing - Delivered just in time before a Cape storm hit.Update posted by Lenita Louise Du Plessis at 10:16 am
GIVING HOPE - Final Campaign Update 4: 3 July 2020Update posted by Lenita Louise Du Plessis at 09:42 am
Hello Everyone,We still had R1477.49 remaining in the Giving Hope Fund but Kristin Eymann, one of our backer’s has kindly made another donation that brought our balance up to R2180.00. This has enabled us to make a donation of 20 brand new blankets that we got at a very special. . . . .
GIVING HOPE - Campaign Update 3: 10 June 2020Update posted by Lenita Louise Du Plessis at 04:28 pm
Hello Everyone,Herewith another update on more donations we have made and how we are progressing with the Giving Hope campaign. Both Alison and I are so thankful that we have been able to distribute your donations to people and organisations asking for help. After GoGetFunding fees, bank exchange and transfer. . . . .
GIVING HOPE - Campaign Update 2: 9 May 2020Update posted by Lenita Louise Du Plessis at 05:05 pm
We have donated R350 to Andiswa and her family. We bought a R250 Shoprite voucher through Computicket online for Andiswa as well as a R100 Airtime voucher. Andiswa posted on the Cape Town Together Facebook group asking for help because she is unemployed and have two children. She said they. . . . .
GIVING HOPE - Campaign Update 1 - 28 April 2020Update posted by Lenita Louise Du Plessis at 05:25 pm
OBSERVATORY CAN (Community Action Network) FUTURE PLANS: 5. EXTREEM KWIZEEN SOUP - CHEF WYNAND DU PLESSIS - Cell 082 375 2854 http://www.extreem.co.za28 April 2020https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-04-17-cape-chefs-don-their-whites-to-feed-the-hungry/https://omny.fm/shows/talk-at-nine/peter-goffe-woo...We have dontated R300 to Extreem Kwizeen. Here is the story of how Chef’s in Cape Town are starting to use their skills and surplus supplies to. . . . .
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