Accommodation

    Thornybush Luxury Game Lodge

    Project #1

    Nourish is a nonprofit focusing on building resilient communities. Their projects range from supporting toddlers in early development centers to the 50+ learners who are fed and have access to the eco villages library for daily learning, to their elderly beneficiaries who tend to a vegetable garden for home consumption and have recently started a sewing project.

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

    Needs

    Reference Materials:
    (English) Dictionaries

    Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
    Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Crochet Hooks, Earring Hooks, Fabric Scissors, Fashion Magazines, Glass Beads for Bead Work, Knitting Needles, Sewing Needles, Sewing Scissors, Sewing Patterns, Tape Measures, Thread, Wool, and Zippers

    Gardening:
    Books about Gardening and Gardening Gloves

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    *Facecloths, *First Aid Kits, *Sanitary Napkins, *Soap Bars, *Toothbrushes, and *Toothpaste

    Project #2

    Wisani Day Care is a rural day care center in the village of Dixie. It allows for early childhood development and socialising for the children which is a crucial part of a child’s development.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, and Pens

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    Human Body, Language, and World Maps

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Connect Four, Puzzles, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

    Music Instruments:
    Maracas and Tambourines

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Soccer Balls

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

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Toothbrushes and Toothpaste

    Project #3

    Hananani Primary is a public school which offers education to 225 students ages 4.5 through 13.

    The name Hananani means “Giving”. The school was founded in 1983, it was voluntarily built by Mr Mdluli Petrus, who was a businessman from a neighbouring community. The school has 15 staff members and offers variety of subjects including English, Mathematics, Lifeskills/Life Orientation, Technology, Natural/Social/Economic Sciences, Creative Arts and Home Language (Xitsonga).

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencil Cases/Bags, and Pens

    Reference Materials:
    (English) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet and Math

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

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Educational Software and Tablets

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

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

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of September 18, 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.