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    Salute Africa

    Project #1

    FEEDSA is a non-profit organization whose main aim is to establish feeding programs within townships. These feeding programs are aimed at those who receive no other forms of funding. They also implement the building and setting up of creche from the infrastructure to operations, teacher training and teaching curriculum. FEEDSA works hands-on in the townships on a grass roots level, sourcing their beneficiaries through prominent and reliable contacts within the communities.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, and Rulers

    Reference Materials:
    (English and Zulu) Dictionaries

    Flash Cards:
    (English and Zulu) Alphabet, Math, and Word

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (English and Zulu) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

    Hesperian Health Guides:
    Where There Is No Doctor, Where There Is No Dentist, Disabled Village Children, Helping Children Who Are Blind, and Helping Children Who Are Deaf

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Printers, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Paints, Acrylic Paint Brushes, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Fashion Magazines, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, Thread, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, and Wire Cutters

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Jump ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles

    First Aid:
    Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Plastic Gloves

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

    Linens:
    Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Mosquito Nets, and Pillows

    Kitchen:
    Bowls, Pans, Plastic serving bowls, Plastic serving cups, Plastic serving plates, Pots, Serving spoons, and Spatulas

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Multivitamin Tablets, Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder

    Medications:
    Antibiotics, Folic Acid, Malaria Treatment (Coartem), and Oral Rehydration Salts

    Gardening:
    Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Small Pruning Shears, Spades, and Trowel

    Project #2

    The Masibulele Educare Centre in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, supports 140 children from ages 5 through 15 years old. Salute Africa supports the school as part of the #letsbuildmasibulele – a collaborative project under taken by a variety of stakeholders who have come together to rebuild a school that has been deemed structurally unsafe.

    Our Mission is to build a community of empowered individuals who will impact the future. This can only be achieved if one can learn in a space that meets their physical, emotional and intellectual needs.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Lantern Lights

    Reference Materials:
    (English and Xhosa) Dictionaries

    Flash Cards:
    (English and Xhosa) Alphabet, Math, and Word

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Fashion Magazines, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Chess Sets, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

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

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

    First Aid/Health:
    Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

    Office Supplies:
    Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, and Staplers

    Kitchen:
    Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, and Serving Spoons

    Gardening:
    Books about Gardening

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of July 6, 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.