Ironman in the newspapers! (https://www.iol.co.za/pretoria-news/hospitals-reject-homeless-man-13904824)
Samantha’s second day, arts & crafts
I’m worried about Johannes, he has only one eye, with bad sight on top of it, is far beyond his good years, I was trying to sort out his ID so that he could apply for SASSA and hopefully so coming of the street.
He sleeps every night under a tree last robot as you drive from the north, Rachel de Beer stretches to the top in the direction of Wonderland.
Last night he was not there.
If anyone knows anything ..
Thanks to awesome people on our page we try to provide our street people with every need.
Aaaaaaaaw, who was so awesome to pay us R500 for spices ???
I’ve never been, or maybe a few times before, so desperate as now !!!!
The hospital wants to dismiss Samantha, but we still do not have a rehabilitation center for her to go to !!!
She needs help, she wants to be helped !!! She is afraid and does not want to and can not go back to the street !!!
What do we do????
Family is NOT an option !!!
People please, if someone can get a rehab for her !!
If not, talk to the hospital to not dismiss her, or send her somewhere … please, I do not have contacts !!!
Continue reading “We need to get Samantha to rehab – PLEASE!”
Hi guys, I want to take in one of our elderly on the street, I received a little wendy as a gift.
Anybody willing to take it down in Akasia, bring it out to me and help erect it, it is not big?
The winter is here, and the grandfather sleeps under a tree, I’m struggling to get help to sort out their ID, s and Sassa, now I have to make another plan.
If we can only sort out the old ones, this uncle has only one eye and I would like to get him out from under the tree.
I know it’s a lot of work, so I just take a chance.
Hi, I want to close my palisade’s gaps. Many people have made suggestions for pallet boards, I’m looking for something that’s really looking nice.
We wanted to do it ourselves, but nobody here has time or energy, I’m not so crazy about the pallet boards, but …
Please, I do not want to do it for free …
Remarkable people ….
I want to highlight this couple today, and people like Sarie Minnaar …
Nellie & Marius are young, recently married, normal working people, , like most of us but with a life ahead of them.
One will expect them to focus on themselves as most young married couples do.
But not the two, charity is the order of the day in their household …
Every time we found ourselves in a crisis, they just arrived, without planning. Usually to help distribute food, and before they went home they took one or two of our people with them.
For Uncle Naas, they gave housing before he left for his daughter, for Oom Koen and Tannie Driekie they gave a place to stay before they found their permanent place, and more recently and more extreme !!!
A mother who found herself in a position where she contacted me for foster care for her child. I shared the situation with Nellie and Marius when we distributed food,
That same evening they did what the rest of us are afraid of, it’s about a month later, boy is in a good place, Nellie’s words: I could not have asked for a better child, he rejoices our house, our hearts. ..
How do you explain that a child with “problems” that has been sent back and fort several times adapts that well?
All in the name of love …
Thank you very much for this vegetable donation all the way from Villieria
Hi guys …. at the moment we spend a lot of money on spices and it does not last long because the pots are huge.
Chef is frustrated because he runs through spice and is not cheap.
Any suggestions we can get bigger size spices cheaper, as well as soup and stew thickeners.
Thank you smart people …
Pretoria north area please
100 L Soup and 35 loaves … R5.50 bread at Choppies ..
Thank you for everyone’s contributions that keep this project going on, I would like to thank you on this page, but because of people who see it as an opportunity to beg from you, I can not .. we do appreciate your contributions.
Please explain to me why some white street boys (who we know are hard users) have now fear of the police.
They do not even hide their drugs when we try to scare them … so full of themselves.
One thing you must know, we love our street people, and as you know, I will defend them with all of me in the name of righteousness, but we will never look away if crime is committed.
These young men need to be shaken up!!
I do my part, I give food, I seek work, I am encouraging. If none of this works and theft and robberies continuous, then the law must over.
Ns..The guys that I speak do not look homeless, they do not drink Vuva and Danie, no, they look good, are cocky and arrogant … (their whole attitude shouts, nobody can touch me, ugggg)
Hi guys, we have made no progress with these old people’s IDs or SASSA.
If anybody can help, this money will help us to put them in a safe haven.
As I mentioned before, I will pay for your time to assist with this.
Ruth and Cenci (“the Chef”) does an amazing job on the streets of Pretoria North taking care of the homeless. Everyday after work they start preparing meals for close to 200 people and then start doing their rounds at eight in the evening, dishing out food and attending to minor injuries. Not only do they feed these people sleeping in the streets, they also find donations in all forms to clothe them, assist them with finding jobs, organise lifts to hospitals when needed, and even educate when the need arise.
Their ultimate goal is to find suitable space from where they can run a shelter offering these street people accommodation and meals they can return to after their day in the sun working as car guards, recyclers, and simply walking the streets trying to find employment.
This couple is not a registered NPO but simply do what they feel is the right thing to do.
The costs to cover the following most basic needs easily runs into R5000 to R10000 PER WEEK :
- Electricity to prepare the food.
- Fuel to distribute the food.
- Medical supplies to attend to minor injuries.
- A multitude of other expenses for example polystyrene containers to dish up in.
Ruth and Cenci does receive a fair amount of monetary donations every week from donors world-wide, and also a large amount of local food donations. However, they still sponsor a large portion of these costs themselves.
And that is the reason we appeal to you for donations – 10 X R100 donations can cover the costs of their operation for one evening!
You may donate at any time. Please deposit your donation directly in Ruth’s bank account:
Beneficiary: Ruth Jacobs
Account number: 58169366
Branch Code: 632005
Reference: Use the name of the person or the project you would like the money to go towards, else use “Mense Gee Om”