100 Lives 31 Days – Jeanne-Anne Gets a Much-needed Helping Hand

100 Lives 31 Days – Jeanne-Anne Gets a Much-needed Helping Hand

100 Lives 31 Days, Hot Cares, Hot919fmJeanne-Anne Gets a Much-needed Helping Hand

Any small business owner can share the triumphs and trials of being an entrepreneur. After running her business for 17 years, just over a year ago, Jeanne-Ann had to close her business doors. Following the loss of her business, Jeanne-Ann has spent the last year looking for work and trying to hold her life together by doing odd jobs, but a run of bad luck has held her back; her car got stolen, and there was an attempted break into her home. She is now reliant on friends to help pay for her pre-paid electricity, to put airtime and data onto her phone so she can job search and to buy her groceries.

Her garden also needs some attention as the grass and bushes are so overgrown that drains are becoming blocked and giving criminals many places to hide, compromising her security. Hot Cares will be donating groceries to the value of R2 000, data for her job search worth R1 000, prepaid electricity worth R1000 and we’ll hire her a gardener for two days to clear out her overgrown garden and reduce any security risks.

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

100 Lives 31 Days – Jeanne-Anne Gets a Much-needed Helping Hand

100 Lives 31 Days – The Phronesis Students Development Trust Food Garden

100 Lives 31 Days, Hot Cares, Hot919fmA Greenhouse provides sustainable nutrition and education for school children

The Phronesis Students Development Trust or PSDT is an organisation dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty, eradicating unemployment and increasing economic development through Basic Education support. Tsitsi Sekgobela, who spent many years in the corporate sector has now dedicated her time, experience and energy to the PSDT. Their programmes include a daily nutrition center for 401 primary school children, homework assistance classes, remedial Maths, English, Information Technology and Science classes and child psychology. They have asked for assistance in building a greenhouse to house a vegetable garden. With the price of food continually increasing and donor support declining as a result of our current economic situation, they are looking for an independent sustainable solution.

Besides the apparent nutritional value for the children, another advantage is that the food garden will also serve as an opportunity for the primary beneficiaries to learn about social responsibility through sustainable living. Hot Cares will be donating the materials to them to construct their own Food Garden Green House. Bernadette from Riverbend Steel reviewed the needs to build the greenhouse and has, as usual, given us the best advice as well as a discounted price. Hot Cares will also provide the gardening tools, soil and soil nutrients as well as seedlings and supplies to get the garden growing. The total value of this exciting project is R20 000!

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

100 Lives 31 Days – Jeanne-Anne Gets a Much-needed Helping Hand

100 Lives 31 Days – A Touch of Love for Children in Need

Tara Childrens ClinicA Touch of Love for Children in Need

Tara Children’s Clinic in Sandhurst is a provincial specialist hospital providing inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services for children with behavioral disorders or learning disabilities and counseling for those who have suffered abuse. We received a nomination from a patients’ mother who saw the need for educational toys, stationery and play therapy for the children to play with and be make themselves comfortable in the waiting area and doctors rooms.

 Hot Cares was delighted to be given the opportunity to make the children’s experience at the clinic a positive one and to help them to relax, making them more open to their therapy which in turn helps the staff and doctors too. We’ll be donating educational toys, children’s furniture, stationery, play therapy toys such as dress-up clothes, dolls, cars etc. to the Tara Children’s Clinic to the value of R10 000!

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

100 Lives 31 Days – Jeanne-Anne Gets a Much-needed Helping Hand

100 Lives 31 Days – Frikkie Receives Much-needed Groceries

100 Lives 31 Days, Hot Cares, Hot919fmFrikkie receives much-needed groceries.

Frikkie was nominated by a listener who has helped him in the past. Due to an unfortunate series of medical incidences, Frikkie and his family struggle to make ends meet. With his ongoing battle with Parkinson’s disease and has suffered two strokes, Frikkie is unable to work, but tries everything he can to bring income into the family home. Hot Cares would like to assist Frikkie and his families with some basic help through this time in their lives by purchasing groceries to the value of R1000.

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

100 Lives 31 Days – Jeanne-Anne Gets a Much-needed Helping Hand

100 Lives 31 Days – Jonathan’s Hot Movie Date

100 Lives 31 Days, Hot Cares, Hot919fmJonathans Hot Movie Date

Jonathan was involved in a severe car accident which left him severely disabled. At 52 years old, he is a very young resident at Golden Harvest Frail Care, a home for the elderly. The Hot Cares Team met bubbly and joyful Jonathan last year when we visited in December with biscuits to encourage the residents. Taking a shine to Christi, one of our Hot Cares team members, Jonathan sweetly (and rather innocently) asked her to be his girlfriend. Usually, a ray of sunshine and an utter delight, this year, another Hot Cares visit to Golden Harvest Frail Care found Jonathan in poor spirits. So to lift him up and return his easy laugh, charm and positivity, Hot Cares team member Christi will be taking Jonathan out on a Hot movie date!

When asked what type of films he liked, “Action!” was Jonathan’s immediate response, although Christi said she prefers romance and comedy. Whatever they decide on, we hope Jonathan will enjoy his dream date!

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