thanks so much to nathan Swart and family friends/peter Van Heusden/Elizabeth Storey/Froula van Zyl/Jennifer rands/wendy purdon /Daisy den /karen Marais for your volunteering on the day /cooking / garment underwear making and Donations too !
Our first donor from Capricorn ! So appreciate these high quality clothes anyone would be happy to wear. So did Ivan who said he was happy to share his pics. Ivan and I go a long way back now. Thanks to our anonymous donor and a previous donor were able to fit Ivan for all t his sizes of 3 pairs of shoes, shorts and a belt, several shirts and a jacket and several jeans all greatta quality. Something amazing when a person arrives with only 1 pair of shoes a few tshirts and i pair jeans !
Ivan is staying on woodstock shelter haven and also finding all sort of amazing support from The church of the Holy Spirit in Kirstenhof (click here) helpng with add jobs spiritual guidance and shelter fees. How generous!
In addition Haven in woodstock has helped Ivan through the process of applying for EPWP Contract for 3-6 months - which we are holding thumbs for all a good stepping stone! SO were comiung al long way from Ivan and ours first vist to ELIM SHELTER-click
the thing is who would NOT want to have the privilege of helping Ivan.? ! One would have to meet him to know why and he is not the only person SO many amazing people waking on diffiucltcult paths on the street and we shojuld never forget each is an u. . One is very moved when ones knows Ivans struggles by his determination and in the end not giving up .Wow !
We are all part of human family and all of us involved in Ivans life owe him the debt of man with huge heart and gratitude and humility which all of us can learn from without a shadow of doubt.
Its very nice to sebe part ynergy between a wonderful church, Our little organisation ( We took ivan to Elim shelter previously ) and now Woodstock Haven Shelter and EPWP .
Still many obstacles but we dont have to walk completely alone We can all walk each others paths too if we choose, with justa little interaction with other orgisations, even if not directly but from the sidelines, The amazing thing about the clothes though was they arrived the same day Ivan was ready for them, unbeknown to one of the donors
Thank you so much Eva van belle for your generous donation of street sleeper sleeping bags which were handed to the people of Fish Hoek. and especially for the comment you made about "you know it wasnt enough"
In fact its one of the generous donations weve received Eva so thank you as these bags are not cheap .
Small donations really add up though. wouldnt it be wonderful if adults on the streets were donated to as generously as children on street. Perhaps donations reflect attitudes which hopefully become more genrous as times go by so homlessness one day however distant, is ended altogther
,,anyway Eva thanks so much for your wonderful empathy
thank you Roseanne turner for your donation of a sleeping bag for a muizenburg resident from www.streetsleeper.org.za