C­han­ge for Ho­pe street col­lecti­on on Sa­tur­day

George Herald - - HEALTH & BEAUTY -

C­han­ge for Ho­pe, an i­ni­ti­a­ti­ve of Pe­op­le A­gainst Sub­stan­ce

A­bu­se (Pa­sa), will be hol­ding t­heir se­cond street col­lecti­on t­his co­ming Sa­tur­day, 29 Ju­ly from 08:00 till 13:00.

T­his lo­cal i­ni­ti­a­ti­ve is fo­cu­sed on hel­ping ad­dicts who li­ve on the street and e­na­bling them to get ef­fecti­ve and las­ting help. With t­heir first col­lecti­on in May, C­han­ge for Ho­pe rai­sed just o­ver R5 000 and with the help of so­me in­di­vi­du­als who fil­led mo­ney tins on t­heir own i­ni­ti­a­ti­ve, t­hey had a to­tal of R6 300.

T­his plus ad­di­ti­o­nal do­na­ti­ons by the pu­blic af­ter a plea on Facebook, ha­ve e­na­bled them to ha­ve a lo­cal cou­ple, Pie­ter and Mo­ni­que, who we­re li­ving on the streets, book­ed in­to a Chris­ti­an­ba­sed re­ha­bi­li­ta­ti­on cen­t­re in Ca­pe To­wn.

Ac­cor­ding to F­red­dy Trout, CEO of Pa­sa, t­hey ha­ve been ma­king use of t­his cen­t­re for the past fi­ve y­e­ars.

It has a success ra­te of 75%.

“We ha­ve a very good re­la­ti­ons­hip with t­his cen­t­re and we get pe­op­le in­to the cen­t­re at half the nor­mal pri­ce. W­hat we lo­ve a­bout them is t­hat t­hey do not ha­ve a short­term pro­gram­me and t­hey re­al­ly

We ha­ve a very good re­la­ti­ons­hip with t­his cen­t­re and we get pe­op­le in­to the cen­t­re at half the nor­mal pri­ce.

ca­re a­bout e­very sin­gle per­son,” says Trout. Trout does af­ter­ca­re and fol­low-up coun­sel­ling with in­di­vi­du­als who ha­ve success­ful­ly com­ple­ted t­heir pro­gram­me.

Pe­op­le and bu­si­nes­ses can par­ti­ci­pa­te in the col­lecti­on by obtai­ning one of the mo­ney tins and fil­ling it up with coins at ho­me or at work. A spe­ci­al ap­pe­al is ma­de to in­di­vi­du­als to volunteer t­heir ti­me for the next street col­lecti­on. Con­tact F­red­dy Trout on 071 090 4450 for mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on.

Pe­op­le A­gainst Sub­stan­ce A­bu­se is a re­gis­te­red non-pro­fit and pu­blic be­ne­fit or­ga­ni­sa­ti­on with a Le­vel One BBBEE sta­tus. Bu­si­nes­ses t­hat con­tri­bu­te do­na­ti­ons to t­his pro­ject can be­ne­fit by re­cei­ving an 18A tax cer­ti­fi­ca­te from Pa­sa.

Pie­ter and Mo­ni­que, a cou­ple who ha­ve been li­ving on the streets of George, but we­re book­ed in­to a re­ha­bi­li­ta­ti­on cen­t­re in Ca­pe To­wn in Ju­ne thanks to C­han­ge for Ho­pe’s fund-rai­sing ef­forts. In the midd­le is F­red­dy Trout who is kno­wn in George for his re­lent­less ef­forts to help ad­dicts.

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