Baphumelele relies on donations to make the difference in the lives of the children, young people and patients who are cared for by the various different projects. Our wish list below gives an idea of the essential items that we need every year to help look after these most vulnerable members of the community:
Urgent help needed
Although we have been lucky enough to have received donations of second hand computers in the past, unfortunately these are now failing us. We are looking for kind donations of either new or second hand computers up to 4 years old. These are needed for our social worker, senior nurse, and other support managers. We are very grateful for any support for this urgent need.
Cooking for the children is a constant requirement and although we do have large stoves, these can give up as a result of the burden of cooking for 8 people twice a day. For a back up, a two plate cooker (“two burner”) is used until the stove can be fixed. We are therefore asking for help for donations of new or old two plate cookers to help our caregivers provide nutritious food each day for our children.
We are also always in need of:
Groceries such as maize meal, rice, sugar, samp, pasta, tinned fish. milk and other dry goods as well as vegetables and fruit
Electricity for our 19 electricity meters which light, help feed, wash and keep warm the many children and patients in our care (electricity is bought from a shop or online – if you wish to help with this, please contact us for the meter numbers)
Toiletries such as soap, toothpaste, deoderant (both boys and girls!), facecloths and towels
Baby supplies such as nappies (in medium, large, extra large sizes), vaseline and wet wipes
Household goods such as old furniture, curtains, appliances and TVs (old style very much accepted). Kitchenware such as cutting knives, bread knives and cutlery would also be gratefully received.
Tools and building materials such as old wood, doors, bricks and kitchen cupboards which can be reused in our new farm project
Please note that this is our basic wish list – further details can be found on each project page. If you would like further information or want to donate something in particular, please do contact Baphumelele – we can always find a good use for absolutely anything!
Many thanks for supporting us in this way.