Accommodation

Founders Lodge by Mantis

Many of the items on the needs list can be purchased locally and, as indicated, some items must be purchased locally. If you would like to buy the items locally or have us buy them and have them ready for you to see when you arrive, please contact us at isiphocharity.trust@gmail.com.

Project

The Isipho Day Care Centre serves 300 children from birth through 6 years old. The center is located in Paterson, Eastern Cape, South Africa is run and managed by the NPO, Isipho Charity Trust.

Isipho Charity Trust leads the community of Paterson and the Eastern Cape in their fight against HIV/AIDS and the negative socio-economic effects of the disease.

Using prevention, education, care, and support programs, Isipho Charity Trust unites, involves, and engages Paterson and communities across the Eastern Cape to lead the mobilisation, organisation, and empowerment of all community members who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.

To provide therapeutic work in the living space of orphans and vulnerable children to enhance their cognitive, emotional, physical, spiritual and social development. To provide home and community-based care to all community members who are infected by HIV/AIDS or otherwise vulnerable.

An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Glue Sticks, Pencils, and Pens

Reference Materials:
(English)

Flash Cards:
Alphabet, Math, and Word

Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, and Language/Grammar

Hesperian Health Guides:
Community Guide to Environmental Health and HIV Health and Your Community (Only Available in English)

Art Supplies:
Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Fashion Magazines, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

Computer Hardware/Software:
Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
*New or Gently Used Toys and *Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

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

Clothing/Shoes:
*New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes and *Creche Uniforms (These uniforms must be purchased locally. If you choose to do this, the number of children and sizes will communicated with you by Founders Lodge. Please see the box at the top of this page for more information.)

Linens:
*Polar Fleece Blankets (These must be purchased locally from Pep. Please see the box at the top of this page for more information.)

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Office Supplies:
Markers, Pens, and Printer Paper

Gardening:
Books about Gardening

Foods That Can Be Purchased Locally:
Canned Goods, Frozen Protein Foods, Margarine, Mielie Meal, Oats, Peanut Butter, Salt, Soup, and Sugar

Health/Personal Grooming:
Bars of Soap, Multivitamin Tablets, Vaseline, and Washing Powder

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of December 14, 2018

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.