SAFEPLACE RESPONSE TO COVID-19
Phase 1 Education & Hygene

COVID-19 is here, and we need to help protect the most vulnerable in our society!

 

Before lockdown, we initiated programs available to teach each of the +/- 400 kids who come to our SafePlay programs how to keep their families and homes clean, and give them each hand sanitiser and soap to help fight the hygiene problems that we face.

Each of our SafePlace units are placed in vulnerable communities and will remain open with information available from government health services and free hand sanitising stations for anyone who walks by.

Phase 2 - Food Parcels

Once lockdown began, we very quickly realised the need for food for many in our programs. We immediately started with food parcel relief for the most desperate families. All food parcels have come from referrals through our Social Workers or SafePlay coordinators, and are reaching specific families in need.

We are continuing with this food parcel drive and are now joining hands with Norwegian Settlers Church to support the greater community. We need financial assistance in order to grow and spread our reach around the Port Shepstone area. Please consider supporting or donating to the cause. Below, there are ways to donate from anywhere in the world, alternatively donations can be dropped off at the Church. 

Phase 3 - Mask Making

The Murchison Community Centre Skills Class, led by our Social Worker Zinhle, have been masks for kids in our SafePlay programs and their families. In South Africa, masks are a legal requirement for going in to public areas, grocery stores, government buildings, and schools and are therefore a necessity. Any donations of fabric, sewing machines, or supplies are greatly appreciated by our skills team who are working as volunteers during this time.  

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Phase 4 - Food Security

The Murchison Community Centre Skills Class, led by our Social Worker Zinhle, have been masks for kids in our SafePlay programs and their families. In South Africa, masks are a legal requirement for going in to public areas, grocery stores, government buildings, and schools and are therefore a necessity. Any donations of fabric, sewing machines, or supplies are greatly appreciated by our skills team who are working as volunteers during this time.  

Needs List

Any hand sanitiser products (at least 60% alcohol)

Bottles of Vitamin C (chewable prefered)

Fresh fruit and vegetables

Non-perishable foods

Finances to purchase food parcels. 

Drop off location: Norwegian Settlers Church.

Lot 17 Izotsha Rd

Marburg, Port Shepstone.

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