Winter in Cape Town brings several challenges for Iris House families, many of our children are hospitalized with chest and lung infections due to the cold weather. This Winter has started particularly badly with temperatures plummeting, icy rain and strong winds. Iris House has been swamped with requests from our less fortunate families for practical assistance. At our June board meeting we took a decision to assist our less fortunate families with food, clothing, nappies and blankets.
We reached out to our supporters to assist us in providing the hampers and had a fantastic response, making it possible for us to delivery over 40 hampers to needy families in the Northern Suburbs, Mfuleni, Vredenberg and Saldanha Bay.
We would like to thank the following people for their support:
Soroptimist International Cape of Good Hope – donation of R1000 plus clothing and toys
Sue Pritt – Soroptimist UK – R1000
Edcon – Donation of over R6000 of clothing and bedding
Kathy Gentz – R150 plus food donations
De Grendel Lions Club – Food donation plus making Iris House the recipient of a monthly food donation from Spar Welgelegen
Ben van der Linde – Food Donation
Michelle Wright – Food Donation
Madeleine Badenhorst – Blankets
A BIG thank you to everyone who made the deliveries possible. To view all of the photos of the delivers please click here: