Rainbow of Hope is a place of safety for abused, abandoned and neglected children from ages 11 through 18 years old in South Africa in the Western Cape. We were established in 2007 and attained NPO status in 2009, and PBO status in 2011. Catering for the age group birth to 6 was our first vision, but, due to a Provincial need, it was decided to increase the age to 18 years and also Assisted/Independent Living for those who wish to stay on. Every child who enters through the doors of Rainbow House has the unique opportunity of creating a future for him/herself! The children receive holistic care by way of art, music, swimming, martial arts and counseling.
General School Supplies:
Colored Construction Paper, Compasses, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Solar Lantern Lights
(English) Age Appropriate Encyclopedia on CD
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, Math, and Good & the Beautiful Home School Programme
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, and Working Laptops
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Scrabble
Acrylic Paints, Acrylic Paint Brushes, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, and Wire Cutters
Frisbees, Jump ropes, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer
Antibiotic Ointment, and Band-Aids
New Bras, and New Underwear
Bath Towels, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, and Mosquito Nets
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.