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HOPE Cape Town Toy Library gets another donation

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HOPE Cape Town is located at the Medical School of the University of Stellenbosch – Tygerberg Campus and is a non-profit organization providing outreach, education and counselling at community level, focusing on HIV/AIDS and TB in the Western Cape.

HOPE Cape Town is linked to the University of Stellenbosch and cooperates  with the  department of Paediatrics  and “KID-CRU”, the Tygerberg Hospital research unit for paediatric infectious diseases.

HOPE Cape Town began their work in 2001 with its mission to impact the communities they work in and have been very successful to date.  Having expanded their services to address the increasing need they are now more reliant on the generosity of business and individuals to help fund their programmes.

HOPE Cape Town recently brought joy to the children of Blikkiesdorp in Delft with a donation of more toys from the HOPE Cape Town Toy Library that was established at Blikkiesdorp Crèche in August last year.

According to HOPE Cape Town Donor Relations Manager, “As part of our outreach initiative we had secured R200 000 worth of toys with the support of a donor. Our plan was to distribute many of these toys to children in the various communities that we serve which we did  last year. We had also committed to establishing toy libraries in various impoverished communities allowing children to access toys that they would otherwise never be able to afford. Our main objective is to bring joy to these children but there is also an underlying component of learning through play.”

Docrat continued, “We can now report that we have successfully established various toy libraries and recently we made an additional donation of toys to the Blikkiesdorp Crèche. Seeing the children’s faces was fantastic. We also handed over some toys to babies that are under our care at Tygerberg Hospital. We will be distributing more toys and establishing more toy libraries in the coming months.”

To support HOPE Cape Town or find out more about the work they do, please contact Fahim Docrat on 021 9389339 or email fahim@hopecapetown.com or visit www.hopecapetown.com

Edited by Sithandwa Ngwetsheni,LEAD SA



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