Remember that man cave thing we did at decorex? The David Donde, Dieter Rauch Mancave thingumy. We raised over R10,000 for the Light From Africa Foundation.
So here is where it is going.
from Catherine Bolton who runs the foundation:
In follow up to your conversation with Bianca yesterday, we recently received the below email from one of our partner charities in Khayelitsha, namely Fikelela Childrens Home.
“…Basically our oven has stopped working making it difficult to prepare meals for the children and all the counter-top has rotten and cupboard doors falling off. The health inspector has told us that these all must be redone ASAP. I am not sure of an exact date but I do know that we need one soon so we can get back to feeding the children properly and can ensure it is a safe environment for staff and children. The rotting counters attract cockroaches and flies making it an unhealthy food preparation area.”
So bad a kid was hospitalized! So the upside, we announced this at the cheque handover at The Bank, and the two Furnspace Steven guys offered to donate free kitchen design, and what’s better, a lot of their supplirs may well donate parts, counters and appliances.
So our cave became 10k, which became a simple kitchen, which is going to become a real brilliant kitchen and make a real difference to deserving kids lives. We feel good about that.
more from them:
We have been supporting Fikelela with a monthly contribution since the project began almost ten years ago. The Childrens Home now offers short term care to between 32 and 40 children ranging in age from newborns to 8 years and supports them into foster care. The general manager, Kate Lagwa is an experienced social worker from Australia who joined almost a year ago and she has done an incredible job getting the home to its best level yet.
We are going to add your contribution as well as R 6000 from the recent auction at FASHION in the FOREST to their monthly contribution of R 8000 and will be donating a total of R 24 838 to Fikelela in June.
However, I am sure that Fikelela will need more than this to complete the work required in the kitchen, so your generous offer of assistance is gratefully appreciated.