Everinghams pulled together in support of The Homestead by putting together gift packs for the children. Opened in 1982 the Homestead is acknowledged by government as a “best practice model” for street children and a comprehensive response of prevention, outreach, stabilisation, as well as therapeutic and transitional residential care services to children living, working and begging on the streets of Cape Town. The Homestead has been instrumental in successfully reducing the number of children living on the streets of Cape Town down by 90% since the year 2000. The Homestead projects include an Intake Centre in Woodstock that successfully transitions over 100 children a year away from the street, 40% of whom are successfully reunified back home to their families: A Child and Youth Care Centre (Children’s home) in Khayelitsha, a modern, bright and well-resourced facility that provides specialised therapeutic and transitional residential care and education to 75 boys each day; and Homestead Prevention and Early Intervention programmes in Manenberg, Valhalla Park, Woodstock and Khayelitsha all working each week with more than 300 chronically neglected, traumatised, and physically and emotionally abused children to provide them with the family preservation, school attendance, therapeutic, social work, as well as poverty and welfare relief they need to stay away from street life.
Well done to the Everinghams Team for this great initiative
Our Kids of the Cape Golf Day
Everinghams Inc., took our 67 minutes of goodness to Kuyasa Soup Kitchen in Langa.
We spent our 67 minutes creating 50 gift bags of toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, body cream, facecloth and roll on) and visited Langa on Saturday the 18th of July to give these gifts of love to Kuyasa, in order to help them uplift people in the community. We also donated non-perishable food items as well as a bag of wool donated by Nurturing Fibres (http://nurturingfibres.com/.
Social Responsibility: Thembalitsha
On Saturday the 7th of March, Michele Engela, Director and representative of Everinghams visited en event for a project called Mama Themba whch is run by the organisation Thembalitsha. Bserve a large district just east of Cape Town in offering mothers valuable antenatal and breastfeeding education and support. Everinghams Inc. was invited by Frances Fuchs, project manager. The idea behind the project is to celebrate the life of a newborn child no matter when, how or where the child is born. Hampers filled with goodies such as clothes, nappies and other essential toiletries are given to the new mothers at the hospital after having given birth. Mama Themba also provide free pre-natal and breastfeeding classes for preventative healthcare to empower and educate mothers to prevent infant mortality en morbidity.