<![CDATA[Circle of Compassion - Grace Lin]]>Fri, 29 May 2020 23:47:03 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[MARCH 2020  Foodpacks for 3 days - STORIES - TB and coronavirus (more soap donations needed)]]>Fri, 06 Mar 2020 13:16:18 GMThttp://homelessfriends.org.za/grace-lin/march-2020-thank-you-grace-from-workers-raapkraal-rd-and-others
for march, without  Grace Lins help one more ( can NEVER thank you enough grace ) we provided foodpacks for 36 meals for R1000 from  her kind donation...3 days of meals for 12 people

Have Travelled this month so far from Kirstenhof westlake to noordhoek

.. we have purchased large soya mince boxes which are great value R20 each, some morvite easy to add w water no need to cook.. lots of rice and sugar as usual and tea , then some tins of baked beans and soup cubes. and of coursde a load of bread  dropping them approx every 2 weeks . not having to worry about food for 2-3 days dpending  Is always welcome to the enduring people one meets either workers or homeless . not one of them would have preferred a job but well One only wishes.. ..
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DAWA and DEON - father and son
HAd never met dawa and deon before. they are father and son and can be found at the westlake silvermine robots.
Dad has stayed here for 30 years originally in the bush until westlake homes were built . its costs then R1 a week for hoekie to share........its hard ot comrehend for me the non attachment they have to their difficult circumstances. their smiles are just wonderful

SIMPHIWE and KANE MASIPHUMELE
On the way to noordhoek I met simphiwe from  the eastern cape and Kane from zimbabwe, both living in in Masi
they needed  lift over the mountains from  westlake after work where they have a short contract working . perhaps youll recodnigise them at the upper westlake robots once evening . they are firm friends. after al the media tells us aboutn imigrants and local both being that was really refreshing ..
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FERNANDO and FREDDIE
(plse encourage fernando  if you see him and take pencil and paper i havent managed yet but keep trying ..confidence boost do wonders ) Two guy ive got to know well over the years
Fernando left is is a pencil artist and can be found at the Kirstenhof shopping centre but here he was togther with Freddie. whos positivity alwatys blows me away !

you can donate here to
HAVEN MEAL TICKETS and STREET FOOD PACKS.
Capitec
Acc No 1589756442
Branch code
470010
Please send proof payment to CLICK TO EMAIL admin@homelessfriends.org.za 
All donations given we allocate take photos of what is bought and handed out and report on our web with invoices as you can see
these gentlemen were from steenerg and westlake /capricorn. one of them has had TB and is very elderly ,,he has had TB and received but still more suspectible to coronavirus..we do need more soap ,,donations welcome
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<![CDATA[jan/feb 2020 Thank you Grace ! from workers raapkraal rd and others]]>Sat, 08 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMThttp://homelessfriends.org.za/grace-lin/jan-2020-thank-you-grace
 We have been extremley fortunate in the past to have a Donor such as Grace Lin.  Since we started she has supported out biannual muizenburg homeless events extremely generously.
So far in the month of january/february  We have done 2 shoppings and given out several  food parcels to some local Westlake homeless people and workers also for thier fmailies kids, from capricorn with sugar, tea,  canned food rice, soup cubes from  our Casual Labourer  and Family support project
We have given around R500 of food out divided into 12 food packs so far and our next drop off from Graces kind donation wil be in around 2 weeks.
The packs included 3 cups of rice, 2 cups of sugar, around 12 teabags each, either can oif baked beans or knowrrow soya mince and 3 soup cubes. so it might not go very far but hopefully it makes a small differe4nce. without doubt the gratiude receid fomr people earning hardly at all but waiting by the side of the road 4 hours a day for work and toomany  coming out with R150 to R300 per week wages and haviong to support families too, is deeply appreciated
This time we were pleased also to help Ricardo who is semi homeless and looking so much better since a local business has fiven him around R400 a month .he was shaved and carrying the sign for his employers when We found him.
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we were also able to hand him and ricardo and cheslin some of the special underpants made so kindly by Daisy Dee, and Nadia from steenberg looking after a chld with no work for so took a bag of clothes from Nina Natasha Flack  in fishoek which she so kindly gave ..

Feel free to contact us if you d like to organise other day as ex ven with this generous budget we can just scrape the surface of the needs of hungry families. . or you can donate here to
HAVEN MEAL TICKETS and STREET FOOD PACKS.
Capitec
Acc No 1589756442
Branch code
470010
Please send proof payment to CLICK TO EMAIL admin@homelessfriends.org.za 
All donations given we allocate take photos of what is bought and handed out and report on our web with invoices as you can see
If youd rather hand out sandwhiches or other it would be nice to coordinate days here on our facebook  too but the messenger system is not ideal to communicate and weve lost contacts before so wed prefer email if dont mind email via contact us would be preferable
thanks so much for supportng these efforts to the one or 2 others like nicola bosman who does some drop offs of cooked food also 

Frederick waits looking for garden work at the 7/11 a very friendly man
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13/01/2020 13/01/2020 Payment Received: Grace Tseng Family Transfer 1778431439 R1 000.00 PURCHASES receipts checkers 17 JAN 2020 R204.52 27 jan 2020 R264.11

Payment 06 feb checkers R513
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