How can you help?
Many Grahamstown citizens immediately responded to the needs of those who were forced to leave their homes and businesses in the recent xenophobic attacks. There is a continuing need for help as over 500 people were forced to flee with nothing but the clothes on their backs.
They have asked, in particular, for the following: Children's supplies (ages 1-8 in particular) - such as clothes, nappies, purity powder, formula and fresh milk. Bread flour Cake flour Fish oil Eggs Garlic, ginger, green chilli Fresh milk Non-disposable plastic or glass containers for drinking and eating Headache tablets Cleaning materials such as sponges, steel wool, cloths, dishwashing liquid Soap Toothpaste Shampoo Bread Butter/jam Tea Cups and crockery Teaspoons forks and knives Plates and dishes Rice/lentils Milli milli Chicken (must be halal) Vegetables Cooking oil Salt and spices Warm clothes – various sizes Blankets Cosmetics – cold creams/body lotions
These things can be delivered to the Rhodes Community Engagement Centre, the Brass Monkey (Shop 30) at Peppergrove, Casa de Loco in New Street, at Masifunde in Bathurst Street, at the International Offices in the Eden Grove building on Rhodes University campus and Independent Property Consultants (IPC) at 25 Somerset Street. If transport is an issue you can contact James Vining 082 776 8096, Taz Vally 082 491 0843 or Lucy Grinker 078 307 0306 and they can get contributions to where they need to be. If you’d like to make a financial donation: Account holder: Salaman Khan Account number: 1028545037 Bank: Nedbank Branch code: 126217