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.
General School Supplies:
Chalk, *Crayons, Pencils, and Pens
Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, *Soccer Balls, *Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer, and *Whistles
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
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.