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:
Household goods and old furniture especially beds, chairs, tables, cupboards, two-burners and TVs (old style very much accepted). Kitchenware such as crockery, cutting knives, bread knives and cutlery would also be gratefully received as well as bed linen, curtains and towels. Carpet ends or old carpet and rugs are also on our wish list. This is all to help out the families most in need in our community who this winter we are trying to help with the building of new shack homes.
Getting ready for winter – with winter approaching fast and the rain already here, getting our children ready for winter is a priority. Any donations of rain coats and fleece tops would be gratefully received. Second hand is most welcome if your child has outgrown their coat or top, and we are in need of all children’s sizes.
Are you a computer whizz? We are forever struggling with making our computers function properly. We have the feeling that it is probably not that difficult to fix but you need to be a whizz to do it! If anybody is willing to give some of their time to help us, it would be really appreciated. Please contact Katie or Bukhosi for more details
Meanwhile we are also always in need of:
Groceries such as maize meal, rice, sugar, samp, pasta, tinned fish, long life 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 small, medium, large, extra large sizes), Vaseline, aqueous cream and wet wipes
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.