projects we support
Restitution in Education: This new initiative has been launched on Sunday 21st July 2019 and is managed by RUC's restitution working group.
Masazane Soup Kitchen: This project provides a daily lunch during school terms, to 250-300 children in Mbekweni Township, near Paarl. It was started by a group of Mbekweni grandmothers in partnership with our congregation.
Philani Partnerships: Thanks to donations from overseas we have been able to sponsor 40 children to attend the pre-school for one year. The annual fee per child is Rand 1500.
SmilingOne: The organization facilitates training programs in various prisons of the Western Cape. The director Karina Andersen recently provided the congregation with a life update.
Loaves & Fishes: A shelter for women and men in Observatory.
The Salvation Army: Across the Peninsula the Salvation Army provides emergency relief.
Vista Nova: A school which caters for children and youth with special needs.
Comfort Packs: The Friends of the Child Protection Unit provide police stations with comforts packs for victims of abuse and rape.
Sexy & Sober: An organization dedicated to recovering addicts.
Marimba Music Classes: We regularly fundraise for marimba music classes at the various Philani Pre-Schools.
The "Blue Guitar Group" at Pollsmoor Prison: The congregation continues to collect second-hand guitars for those students that are released from prison and would like to continue to learn and practice the instrument.
Young Adults at Risk: The congregation continues to fundraise to provide young people at risk with shelter, food, education, and training courses.
Umthunzi Farming Community: Founded in March 2018, this project works with a network of small-scale urban organic farmers in the Cape Flats to grow high quality organic vegetables. Their vision is conscious collaboration from seed to consumer to build a more sustainable, ethical, transparent local food system. They offer weekly delivery of fresh, seasonal produce, including free range eggs. They currently deliver to A Touch of Madness in Observatory on Thursdays but will soon be opening a town-side pick up point. For more information and to place an order, please visit: www.bit.ly/umthunzi or their facebook/instagram pages: @umthunzifarmingcommunity