We have a huge problem with homelessness in Cape Town, but obviously, people’s thoughts are concentrated more on the plight of these unfortunate individuals when we have weather like we have had over the past few days.
If this weekend has made you feel that you want to do more than just remind us via social media how lucky you are to have a roof over your head, you could support The Haven night shelters across the Western Cape. They will happily take blankets, warm clothes, sleeping bags and non-perishable food items at any of their shelters across the city and Cape area or their Head Office.
Additionally, you can purchase Haven “Passports” to help homeless people get a night in their local shelter:
Rather than giving your R5 or R10 to a person on the street, there is a better option; The Haven ‘Passport’. It gives the homeless person entry to one of our shelters and includes a hot shower, a clean set of clothes, a nourishing meal and a bed (if available). Passports can be purchased from The Haven Head Office or at any of our shelters @ R10 each.
Please share this post and give whatever you can to help someone out – especially with winter only just beginning.