FRANCO was established with the aim of improving collaboration between social programs and organizations within the Franschhoek Valley. The projects that FRANCO have funded include, ex-offender community reintegration, soup kitchens, life skills training in schools, music outreach, school holiday programs and early childhood development centers. FRANCO are also involved with various sports programs as well as support groups for the elderly and people with disabilities.
General School Supplies:
Colored Construction Paper, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Erasabel White Boards
Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Tennis Balls, Cricket bats, and Tennis Racquets
*Socks, *New or Gently Used Adult’s Clothing and Shoes, *New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, *New Underwear, and *Socks
*Bath Towels, *Bed Linens, *Light Blankets, *Linen Sets, and *Pillows
Non-Perishable Food Items:
*Tinned Foods, *Rice, *Porridge, and *Pasta
Foods That Can Be Purchased Locally:
*Tinned Foods, *Rice, *Porridge, and *Mielie Miel
Face Cloths/Wash Cloths
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.