Accommodation

    Mont Rochelle Hotel

    All of the listed items can be purchased at shops within the area so please ask a member of our team on arrival, and they’ll gladly point you in the right direction.

    Project

    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.

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

    Needs

    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

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Tennis Balls, Cricket bats, and Tennis Racquets

    Clothing/Shoes:
    *Socks, *New or Gently Used Adult’s Clothing and Shoes, *New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, *New Underwear, and *Socks

    Linens:
    *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

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Face Cloths/Wash Cloths

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of September 23, 2020

    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.