Accommodation

    Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel

    Project

    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.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Notebooks, Pens, and Rulers

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English and Xhosa) Age Appropriate Story Books

    Art Supplies:
    Craft Scissors and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Music Instruments:
    Xylophones, Drums and Flutes

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, and Soccer Balls

    Linens:
    Bath Towels and Light Blankets

    First Aid/Health:
    Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, Combs, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Shampoos, Multivitamin Tablets, Washing Powder, and Plastic Gloves

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls

    Clothing/Shoes:
    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of September 21, 2020

    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.

    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.