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Spring clean, do good!

2009 sucks. Recession, wars, losing the cricket. How to feel good again? Spring-cleaning and helping others. I have a lot of stuff, stuff I don’t really need or use. I’m sure most of us do. Luckily for us there are people who do want our stuff, people who will use it and love it.


Bathandwa Children’s Home recently moved into new three new units and now the kids have more space and proper ‘houses’ to live and play in. If you haven’t heard of Bathandwa, it’s an amazing place of safety that cares for orphaned and disabled children in Khayelitsha.

The problem with a new home is it can look rather bare. Kitchens need crockery, lounges need furniture, bedrooms need beds. The kids especially need storage items so they have somewhere to put their precious toys, storybooks and clothes.

Here’s a brief wishlist of stuff you might have:

  • Boxes for toy storage
  • Bookshelves
  • Side tables
  • Clothing rails
  • Freestanding cupboards
  • Wall units
  • Drawers
  • Chairs or couches
  • Bunk beds
  • Pots & pans
  • Plates & Utensils
  • Glasses

Bigger items (if you’re in the security or landscaping business):

  • Trellidoors
  • External walls & paving
  • Grass for the courtyard

So if you have stuff to give or want to help, contact:

Tammy Gardner – 082 920 5822 tgardner@tppsa.co.za
Sonja Krause – 084 919 5617 sonjanowotny@gmail.com

And here are some more pictures (taken by Tammy Gardner) of the people your stuff will be helping.

Home sweet home

My room