Call 2 Care is a non-profit organization located in Cape Town that improves lives through educational outreach projects and socially conscious volunteer events while offering a sustainable end-to-end offering to corporate, government, and the general public. Holistic community development is the essence of what we do, creating avenues for volunteering towards transforming communities from within to leave a sustainable difference.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Wide-Ruled Paper
(English and isiXhosa) Dictionaries
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Scrabble, Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys, and Puzzles
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas
Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Multivitamin Tablets, Plastic Gloves, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Vaseline
Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects: Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Clothing Catalogs, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Fashion Magazines, Thread, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, Wool, and Zippers
Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Small Pruning Shears, Spades, and Trowel
Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.