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2023 Mandela Day Donation List:

Dried beans
Stock powder
Canned tomatoes
Tomato paste
Dish washing liquid
Soup mix
Split peas
Canned goods
Peanut butter
Long-life milk
Canned beans
Mielie meal
Pet food


Things We Always Need:

In-Kind Donations of Equipment, Materials, Supplies and Service

There are hundreds of ways you can help us implement our programmes. The needs are many.

If you have equipment, materials and supplies that you can donate from within South Africa, our four programmes will put them to excellent use.

We need the following:

Food Supplies:

Any kind of Tin Food can be used in our kitchen or to support our food parcel project

Rice Potatoes Beef Cheese
Flour Onions Chicken Milk Fresh
Spaghetti Butternut Sausage Juice/Oros
Macaroni Cabbage Mince
Tin fish Potjiekos mix Polony
Sugar Green peppers Burgers
Coffee Cauliflower Vienna’s
Tea Green Beans
Milk powder Carrots
Tin tomato paste Broccoli
Tomato sauce Tomatoes
Fish oil Leeks
Salt Lettuce
Pepper Apples
Spices Oranges
Jungle Oats Bananas
Mielie meal cucumbers
Peanut butter
Baked beans
Beef cubes
Knorr Mushroom Soup
Mustard Sauce
Bisto Powder

Brown Bread

Soda cooldrink – Graduations

Hygiene & Sanitary ware – we would like to make up toiletry bags for our learners approx.250

  • Sanitary towels (washable, reusable or standard disposable)
  • Hand sanitisers
  • Roll on deodorant
  • Bath soap
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste

General Educational Items

  • English / Afrikaans dictionaries – 250 students
  • English/Isixhosa dictionaries – 250 students
  • Educational Reading books appropriate for age groups 10 to 14 in Eng/Afr/Isixhosa
  • Educational Reading books appropriate for age groups 14 to 18 in Eng/Afr/Isixhosa
  • Educational Posters for classrooms on hygiene, alphabet etc.
  • Curtains for classrooms (14)
  • Tablecloths for class rooms (14)
  • Pin boards /noticeboards for classrooms (14)
  • Pencil grips (tripod shape) and crossover grips to aid writing development
  • Installation of an electronic bell for the school
  • Examination pads
  • Notebooks
  • Donations of reading books at Foundation level and remedial readers


  • Coloured pens
  • Coloured pencils
  • Coloured felt pens
  • Coloured paper
  • Pattern scissors that cut jagged or curved edges
  • Standard scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Paper glue/project glue
  • Coloured pipe cleaners
  • Ice cream sticks
  • Off cuts of fabric
  • Ribbons
  • Buttons
  • Paints (Acrylic, project paint)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paint palettes (water colour)
  • Plasticine or modelling clay in colours
  • Playdough
  • A# project boards
  • Black project boards
  • Pastel project boards

Hospitality Workshop

  • 4 X Kenwood Hand Blenders – HB510 Russell Hobbs 1000w Food Processor RHFP001
  • 2 x Russell Hobbs 1000w Food Process RHFP001
  • 2 x Kenwood Chef – KVC3100S
  • 2 x EETRITE Pasta Maker Model – RH87
  • 12 x Sauteuse 3L pots
  • 12 x Frying Pans 30cm
  • 12 x 5L pots with lid (Aluminium)
  • 12 x Stainless Steel Balloon Whisks
  • 12 x Wooden Spoons 30 cm
  • 12 x Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls
  • 1 x Convection/Combi Steamer

Woodwork Workshop

  • 5 litres varnish – clear for wood – light oak
  • 3 x concealed hinge bit– that fits the drill/router /makes holes for hinges for concealed hinges
  • 9 a 6mm wood chisel
  • Primer
  • White wood paint matte
  • Wood – preferably pine
  • Old pallets to be recycled into furniture.

Electricity Workshop

  • Industrial Fan
  • Cordless Drills
  • Wire (Red x 4, Blue x 4, Black x 4, Green x 4)
  • PVC Conduit 202 x bundles
  • Motors – Single phase and 3 phase – even broken ones
  • Magnets to show repulsion and attraction
  • Soldering Irons
  • Multimeters
  • 2 x Solder and flux (tin)
  • Electronic resistors/ LED’s
  • Batteries 9v and 1.5v
  • Small solar panels
  • 15 a swivel Bench Vice

Hairdressing Workshop

  • Hair dryers
  • Washing Machine
  • Flat irons
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Thinning Scissors
  • Feather cut razors
  • Curling tongs
  • Counters
  • Hair pins
  • Footstools
  • Setting Rollers
  • Reception Desk
  • Cutting Tools
  • Mannequins Dolls heads for styling wigs
  • Climazon
  • Brushes
  • Set of Combs
  • Backmirrors
  • Black & White Hand Towels
  • Consumables include Hairspray, Mouse, gels, protective balms, pre-relaxer, and relaxer. Neutralising shampoo, pin curl clips, sectioning clips


  • Chess
  • Basketball
  • Cricket net and equipment
  • Volleyball net & equipment

If you can donate any of the above supplies or can volunteer your time to help with refurbishment locally within South Africa, please contact us at

If you wish to make a donation to help underwrite these goods, please

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