Accommodation

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Project

The Grootbos Foundation is a registered Non-Profit organization that is active in the fields of conservation, education and enterprise development in the Overberg area. Over 5,000 children participate in the Foundation’s sport and holiday programs that take place 6 days a week. Their Early Childhood Development Centers support over 160 children under the age of six. The Foundation also has a course about indigenous horticulture, as well as hospitality and service training courses.

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

Needs

General School Supplies:
Chalk, *Crayons, Pencils, and Pens

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, *Soccer Balls, *Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer, and *Whistles

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

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of April 26, 2017

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.