The Dassenberg Outreach Project provides 20 pupils per year with Animal Therapy. Therapists use the healing power of animals to reach out to vulnerable youths, many of whom are young girls that have experienced trauma as a result of gangster-ism. The aim is to help them reach their full potential in life. This project is locally funded through the sale of quality second-hand clothing in an attempt to ensure it’s sustainability.
Educational Software, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops
Any good quality second-hand clothing, New Bras and Underwear, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing, and New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes
Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste
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.