For a moment I’d like you to imagine what it must be like living in fear of your partner. How helpless and hopeless you feel when you get smacked, beaten, sworn at…how much it must take to hold onto your sanity, trying to keep it together for the sake of your children. And then…one day you just can’t do it anymore. You can’t lie to yourself anymore that it will get better. You need help. You need to flee and it’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done. But you do it. You leave with nothing except your children – because that’s all you can carry.
That is the harsh reality of the women and children who find themselves seeking shelter at Safe House. They don’t come with suitcases of clothes or money for food. They come with nothing and have to start all over again. And they can’t do it without your help. So, here’s our wish list. I hope it inspires you to make a donation. No matter how small, it WILL make a difference.
Wish List August 2018
Perhaps you have the following items lying around your house which you no longer need?
Ribbons and elastics
Knitting and Crochet needles
Donations that will really improve the quality of life for our residents:
Wall Mountable Heaters
Waterproof Mattress Protectors
Shoes all sizes: boots and tekkies
Glue (craft, wood, shoes)
Underwear (Women and girls – all sizes)
Shampoo & Conditioner for ethnic hair
And we need clothes for boy from 5 years and 3 years old
Perishable foods – meats (chicken to cook Sunday meals)
A dream come true on our wish list…
DStv Explora and a commitment from a donor to pay monthly subscription to increase the information portal (as well as recreation and entertainment) for children and women in our shelter.
Office furniture – (Second hand or new furniture)
Bedding (size – single)
Build-in cupboards for Skills Training room and ECD centre
Dinner table and chairs seating 12 -15 people
Thank you for always keeping us in mind and for your continuous support.
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