Hot Cares and Acer assist Max with his studies

Hot Cares and Acer assist Max with his studies

Andrea Anderssen got in touch with Hot Cares regarding Max, a 21-year-old waste recycler who collects recycling materials each week. Unfortunately, he failed matric at the end of 2017 and has been recycling materials to get himself through school and to save money to buy himself study guides to rewrite his matric exams. Thankfully, Andrea assisted Max by enrolling him for a course at Kolping SA which he has completed.

Kolping SA assists with helping young people join a Work Opportunity Programme and contribute towards job skills training with private or government institutions such as FETs. Max has been given the opportunity to rewrite matric via this programme and has been enrolled at Whitestone College, thanks to financial assistance from Andrea and Kolping SA.

With educational institutions following Covid-19 protocols, Max will only be able to access his study material online, however, he does not own a laptop.

A big thank you to Acer for stepping in – They have donated an Aspire A315 laptop plus R500 worth of data per month for the next year. Hot Cares will be covering the balance of Max’s fees at Whitestone College and we will be purchasing the study guides he still requires.

Wings of Inspiration/Have A Heart Foundation – 27 05 2019

Last winter, Hot Cares lent some Hot Cares help to the Have a Heart Foundation by replacing all the windows in their building which had been smashed in, making the shelter vulnerable to the cold.
Since then, they’ve had to move premises (for the better) and have now partnered with Wings of Inspiration – a great organisation that does a lot in the community – to renovate and retrofit the warehouse space they’ve found to make it fit for use as an old age home.
To help them get settled and make the place homely, Hot Cares has purchased 24 beds and mattresses. Thank you to Mattress Factory who’ve donated pillows for each bed. And in the heartwarming spirit of Ubuntu, a Hot 91.9 FM listener called in to donate her old kitchen to this very worthy cause.

Hot Cares – Making A Meaningful Difference in the Lives of Those Around Us.

Diepsloot Health and Wellness Mission

Phezile Koekoe reached out to Hot Cares to tell us about the Health and Wellness Mission Project she spearheads in Diepsloot.

Every Thursday morning, a group of 45 people who are openly living with HIV and Aids who come together for mutual support group, skills development, spiritual support, health talk and food security.

As they encourage each other, there’s also a time of spiritual input through bible study, motivation and prayer. At the end they get food donations from Woolworths. Although, it’s not enough, it usually only lasts for a day or two and on other days, the people have to search around for decent food to take their medication.

They’re always in need of non-perishable foods, volunteers for trauma counselling and health talks, sanitary pads, as well as clothes and blankets.

To contribute towards the incredible work they are doing to educate, inform and encourage people in their community, Hot Cares has purchased grocery and toiletry items to the value of R7000 to assist.

 

Hot Cares – Making a Meaningful Difference in the Lives of Those Around Us

Encouraging Carolyn

Nominated by her friend Lynn, Carolyn has hit a truly tough time.

After having moved up to Johannesburg from Simon’s Town with her partner Anthony seeking a brighter future, things took a turn 2 years ago when Anthony tragically took his own life 2 years ago.

Carolyn found herself in this emotional adversity and left with nothing – no car, no accommodation. Being in her 50’s, Carolyn has been struggling recently following her retrenchment a few months back.

Her sister in New Zealand is helping her with renting a small cottage where she stays with her old doggie and cat, but she battling to find work because she doesn’t have a car and doesn’t have finances for transport.

Hot Cares are happy to assist Carolyn with grocery hampers including food for her pets, as well as for 3 month’s rent.

Hot Cares – Making a Meaningful Difference in the Lives of Those Around Us.