Assisting the elderly of Reuven Old Age Home

Assisting the elderly of Reuven Old Age Home

Hot Cares received a request from one of our listeners, Tammy, who under normal circumstances joins a group of volunteers on a monthly basis to cook for the elderly at Reuven Old Age Home.

They are one of the many groups of people and charity organisations that ensure that the 250 residents are taken care of, have food to eat and that the facilities are cleaned and well kept.
The residents receive government social grants, which is used to pay for their accommodation and utilities. However, for all their other needs they rely on community support.

During lockdown, volunteers are unable to cook for, deliver food and visit the elderly. Hot Cares was happy to contribute towards the 200 food parcels that were delivered to the home- ensuring that the caregivers and residents are taken care of.

A big thank you to Tammy and her friends for giving us the opportunity to assist, and for all they do for the elderly residents throughout the year.


Assisting the elderly of Reuven Old Age Home

Hot Cares continues with COVID-19 lockdown assistance

During the Covid- 19 lockdown, Hot Cares continues to assist our most vulnerable communities.

Hot Cares was notified that the homeless who visit our weekly soup kitchen have all been temporarily housed at a shelter in Windsor. We were so happy to hear that they were safe and being taken care of. Hot Cares has arranged for food donations and groceries for the shelter which is currently housing 96 people.

As a result of the lockdown, many NPO’s are facing financial challenges due to cancellation of fundraisers, volunteer services and community donations. With this being said, many animal shelters have been affected and we have received requests from a few within our community. Hot Cares has arranged for deliveries to these shelters through Takealot.

Essential items on Takealot can still be ordered and delivered. Should you wish to contribute to animal shelters, Takealot is a viable option to ensure that the shelters can continue their wonderful work and make sure the animals have what they need.

Hot Cares also assisted Shining Stars Wellness and Recovery Centre – An organization that helps those in need with a focus on empowering individuals to develop their skills. Through their programme they assist families, individuals, children and the elderly who are facing difficult times. Hot Cares spoke to Safoora from Shining Stars who was worried about six families they were unable to assist. Hot Cares committed to supply groceries and essentials for these families during the lockdown period.

We continue to assist our frontline essential service workers. The need for personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves and sanitizers are rife. Hot Cares is collaborating with local manufacturers to see how we can support these brave men and women with what they need.

Assisting the elderly of Reuven Old Age Home

Hot Cares continues to help school children receive a daily meal.

Mogau Nursery School is based in an informal settlement in Nooitgedacht, Muldersdrift and is run by Pretty Vilikazi. Over 100 children attend the school, however, many are not able to pay school fees. As with many schools, Pretty has 40 students whose parents cannot afford to feed them daily and they rely on her to continue to provide a meal for them at this time.

Pretty started teaching the children about social distancing and how to measure 1 metre between each other when they line up for food. With this system in place, the children come in groups, are provided their meal for the day and are sent straight home to eat.

Hot Cares was happy to donate a grocery voucher to Pretty, ensuring that these children continue to receive their daily nutrition.