Gifts in Kind

In kind donations are welcome and we provide a list of items you may consider to donate. Certain items like soap, disposable nappies, shampoo, new and good second hand children’s and babies’ clothes and tinned food are always in demand. \last year we saved nearly R300,000 on our operational budget thanks to our generous donors in kind.

Here is our suggested list:

Toiletries

(specifically for teenagers and young adults)

• Underarm roll-on (boys & girls)
• Deodorant spray
• Shampoo
• Conditioner
• Sanitary towels
• Body lotion
• Hair brushes & combs
• Hair pins, clips, grips, ribbons, pom-poms
• Tissues
• Toothpaste
• Toilet paper

Clothing

• Pyjamas (ages 2 – 18)
• Underwear: Panties & Briefs (all ages) & Vests (for smaller children)
• School socks (boys & girls): white & grey (all sizes)
• School shoes (boys & girls all sizes)
• School shirts (white)*
• School pants (grey)*

(*school shirts and pants especially required for kids age 13+)

Foods

(proportions appropriate for making up food parcels for when children go home for weekends and holidays)

• Canned food (meat, fish, veg & fruit)
• Milk powder & long life milk (full cream)
• Soup powder
• Cooking oil
• Flour
• Yeast
• Samp
• Beans (packets: kidney, butterbeans, red, etc)
• Weetbix, mealie meal & instant porridge
• Rice
• Sugar
• Tea bags
• Coffee
• Juice/Cordial concentrates (that mix with water)
• Jam
• Peanut butter
• Macaroni & Spaghetti

Baby Toiletries

• Talcum powder
• Vaseline petroleum jelly
• Aqueous cream
• Baby wipes
• Disposable nappies (all sizes)
• Towelling nappies
• Plastic nappy fasteners
• Nappy liners
• Baby lotion
• Baby oil
• Baby soap
• Kids toothpaste & toothbrushes
• Baby shampoo
• Zinc & Castor oil ointment

Medical

• Mattress protectors (single)
• Plasters (all sizes)
• Cotton wool
• Disposable mop caps
• Calamine lotion
• Panado syrup & tablets
• Olive oil
• Surgical masks
• Gauze
• Bandages
• Dressing packs
• Latex gloves

Art & Craft Items

• Bags (PEP material bags)
• Clear varnish (for ceramics)
• Cardboard (various sizes and colours)
• Coloured paper & board
• Craft paints (acrylic, glass, fabric)
• Glue (contact adhesive, glitter, decoupage)
• Sequins
• Buttons & press-studs
• Beads
• Tinsel
• Velcro & zips
• Ribbon, cord, elastic (roll)
• Spray paint
• Quality paint brushes (all sizes)
• Wallpaper paste
• Felt
• Canvas
• Coloured pipe cleaners
• Small wooden craft boxes
• Wooden craft sticks