Charity Number: 2011/004180/08 - NPO Number: 126-228 - PBO Number: 930043067 021 910 1578 info@iris-house.org

Nelson Mandela International Day has enjoyed more than 10 years of global support and solidarity since it was launched by the United Nations in 2009.

This year the world is facing intersecting struggles and challenges. We are facing the Covid-19 pandemic that has led to many countries instituting lockdowns that have prevented people from engaging in an income-generating activity. We have also seen global anti-racist protests, sparked by events in the US, and, closer to home, we gender-based violence continues to rock the nation.

There are few times in history that have called more urgently for solidarity and concerted efforts to take action.

Show your support for  Iris House – Help us by taking part in …

Physical Projects – at our hospice or doggy daycare properties COVID19 compliant challenges, PLEASE NOTE – Masks must be worn at all times, sanitizer available, remember social distancing

OR

Make up a care parcel for a family – tinned fish, rice, pap, tinned vegetables, pasta, soup powder, flour, breakfast cereal, tea, coffee, sugar, soap, towels, blankets

OR

donate a wanted item from our needs lists below

OR

simply donate R67

 

 

 

 

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Donate 67 tins of food or donate previously loved clothing, blankets, curtains, household items to our hospice shop

Hospice Projects – 67 Minutes

1, Build a covered sandpit in our sensory garden (we will put in the supporting poles for the roof prior to the 18th)

Suitable for:                    4-6 persons:

What you need to bring: Wood for the side of the sandpit  200mm x 30mm 2 X 2.5m / 200mm x 30mm 2 x 3m For the Roof: 4 x 3m wood supports – 45mm x 70mm (6x3m) 4 x clear or tinted perspex sheets, 2 x cubes playsand, sea shells, bucket, and spade sets, beach umbrella

2, Add some color and inspiration to our exterior walls

Suitable for:                     6- 10 persons:

What you need to bring: White paint for the base coat, 1 x 25lt (outdoor paint)  Colour paint for paintings on walls, paintbrushes, turps, your creativity

OR simply donate goods from our needs lists below

Needs List for Hospice

White paint 2 x 25litres (outdoor)

Sand Paper / Wood Vanish 2 x 5lt

Purple / Blue / Green / Pink / Yellow 5 litre paints (outdoor)

Children’s toys (new or very good condition)

Old Ipad, or tablets

Working laptops

Adult nappies (small)

Plants for our sensory garden and main flower beds

Vegetable seeds or seedlings for our sustainable food garden (green beans, onions, leeks, spinach, turnips )

PPE / Cleaning products

Alcohol-based hand sanitiser

Disposable full-body suits for carers

Disposable gloves

Medical masks

Cloth masks

Disposable aprons

Hand wash

Paper towels

Jik / Handy Andy / Dettol / sunlight dishwashing liquid/dishwasher tablets / floor cleaner / room freshener /

Toilet paper

Sugar/box milk/coffee (for our wonderful staff)

Doggy Daycare Projects – 67 Minutes

1, Add some color and inspiration to our exterior walls

Suitable for:                     10 persons:

What you need to bring: White paint for the base coat, 1 x 25lt (outdoor paint)  Colour paint for paintings on walls, paintbrushes, turps, your creativity

2, Help us build a bathroom (we currently only have a portaloo which we pay for monthly) 

Suitable for:                     10 persons: Plumber / Builder

What you need to bring: Drywalling sheets x 10, Ceiling boards x 10, 1 x shower unit with shower head, battens, Crestone, drywall screws, tiles, water taps. – Our Estate Manager Jacques can give you the exact quantity required of the items and will be on hand to show you the site and plans. Contact us at admin@iris-house.org to arrange a site visit.

3, Build some doggy platforms for play

Suitable for:                     4-6  persons:

What you need to bring:  (We have the pallets)  Wooden sheets – strong plywood –  for the top of pallets to make a platform. Purple, green and blue paints, hammer, nails, sandpaper, varnish, artificial grass for the top, glue

 

Needs List for Doggy Day Care

Poop scoops and loads of plastic bags

Dog toys: ropes, kongs, balls, tunnel, frisbees

Blankets

Dog beds

artificial grass

(Dog food, dog kennels for our township dog outreach program)  

Celmar vibracrete walling for a new camp – Please contact admin@iris-house.org for the costing

PPE

Alcohol-based hand sanitizer

Disposable Gloves

Cloth Masks

If you would like to support us on Mandela Day please contact Carol or Simone on 021 910 1578 or info@iris-house.org to book your project or arrange delivery of goods. We hope to see YOU this Mandela Day