The Cape Cadogan supports Injongo Creche, situated in the township of Mfuleni just outside Cape Town. Injongo was started by Mavis Ngcongolo who opened the doors of her tiny shack on a plot of about 90M2.
Although many parents can’t afford the school fees, Mavis manages to create a loving environment, support, protect, and provide daily meals for about 70 young and vulnerable children.
Injongo Creche is being supported by a Cape Town NGO called Matchbox who are involved in the up-liftment of township crèche and nursery facilities.
General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Notebooks, Pens, and Rulers
(English and Xhosa) Age Appropriate Story Books
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Xylophones, Drums and Flutes
Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, and Soccer Balls
Bath Towels and Light Blankets
Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, Combs, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Shampoos, Multivitamin Tablets, Washing Powder, and Plastic Gloves
Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes
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.