We are extremely grateful to the organisations and individuals who have provided us with loyal support over the years – without you, we simply wouldn’t be able to do the great work we do.
Methodist Church of Southern Africa
Our patron body, the Methodist Church provides us with year-round food hampers, spiritual direction and backing and support for all of our programmes. We also receive assistance from various groups within the church. We have an excellent relationship with our two women’s groups – the Woman’s Association and the Woman’s Auxiliary. Both of these groups have contributed generously towards our work through financial support as well supporting our fundraising events. During 2011, new Presidents, vice Presidents and executive members will be inducted and we look forward to working with the new leadership.
Helping Angels is a registered NPO that runs feeding schemes in Cape Town, organises and sponsors fun days and outings for children, and provides life skills training to children and their parents.
The organisation has helped numerous Heatherrdale children over the years. The kids are especially grateful for their annual Christmas Shoebox project. Each child receives a special box (addressed to them personally), containing a hygiene bundle, clothing, food and a small, personalized gift (Helping Angels make it their mission to find out about each individual child and what he/she would want as a present).
Woolworths and Shoprite
Woolworths and Shoprite supply us with food products that, while they may have reached their sell-by date, are still good for consumption.
These donations have a positive impact on our budget and cash-flow.
National Association of Childcare Workers (NACCW)
Many children in our Residential and Isibindi Programmes, and all children in the Boys’ Quest Programme, attend the Sentinel Primary School in Hangberg. We have developed a very close and cooperative partnership with the school.
Marsh Memorial Homes
We are a registered NACCW service provider. NACCW is also the accredited and appointed organisation to provide training for persons working in the Childcare Sector. NACCW Western Cape recently hosted the international FICE Conference in Stellenbosch which was a huge success, both in terms of organisation as well as development.
Action for Children (UK)
For the past 3 years we have had the privilege to host students from the Masters Programme in Social Justice, who, as part of their practical placements, provided invaluable assistance with various aspects of organisational development. This year we have established cooperation with the Institute of Monitoring and Evaluation. Masters students from the Institute will assist us to evaluate our programmes and to develop improved monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
Siyaphambili/Off the Street Kids (OTSK)
Founded in 2008, OTSK’s goal is to provide SA youth with guidance that will enable them to develop their skills, further their education and source suitable housing, in order for them to participate in society as independent, mature, responsible adults.
To this end, they offer our children a mentoring programme called “transition to independent living”. A mentor is assigned to each child, preparing him/her for life after Heatherdale.
In addition to being an exercise in self esteem and confidence building, children are taught practical skills, such as how to apply for a job, how to look after one’s health, how to budget, and how to re-establish broken relationships.
Black Angels Motorcycling Club
The bikers from Black Angels are committed not just to the fun and freedom of riding motorbikes, but also to uplifting the communities where they live.
They have made all kinds of contributions to Heatherdale Children’s Home over the last 2 years, donating items such as bedding, toiletries, stationery, etc.