Thank you Gillian Van dieman for your amazing commnity spirit deciding to talk to your many work friends and our deepest thanks to them on behalf of peep on street, collecting money and getting this project together and collecting all of the 7 streetsleepers in Heathfield which we distributed in august this year.
We tried and will continue trying to distribute over the peninsula where those of us volunteering on the street between between Westlake and Fish hoek had built up relationships with people living on the street for purposes of food, some of whom weve been able to connect connecting with shelter (2 went to the winter shelter at Elim through these efforts ) and the social services of social connect for IDs as well.
2 of the 7 streetsleepers went to fish hoek folk who had already received a few from Eva van belle before, another 2 to 2 car guards sleeping on the mountain in Muizenburg, and 4 to those between westlake and muizenburg who previously had received little from our group .
Because sadly there are so many thefts on the street, even sadly of blankets and bags, M told me please to take his back in summer to look after them. Its important to know that although we can give so little it results in some hope and feeling of empathy that people on street do feel and appreciate it.
Our group was conceived to highlight awareness of peninsula and slowly we are collaborating with other groups and stretching out,. we hope that happens in the future more south in Simonstown if we can find a volunteer or 2 down there, and now that we are aware of Jodie collections up to plumstead hopefully we can find a few more to volunteer with her and little bit north and donate that side too . It is still a very cold wonter and any blankets are more than aprpeciated too. we know that poeple ARE still bvery cold at night sadly. Simply by seeing them.Its is heartbreakbreaking and really should not be neccessary .but hopefully more will become aware and help not only our group but and others too, like church soup kitchens . we hope to bring your more informations from these church soujp kitchens and other soup kitchen initiatives like soup dragons soon too. Some soup kitchens do help poeple from all works of life .our grups tries ot focus mainly on homeless people in shellters and on street but both are obviously in great need. Thanks again Gillian and your generous friends!