ARBOUR DAY: Planting trees and vegetables at a school

The Table View Lions have a wonderful relationship with the Formula One Hotels who have funded several of our activities where we give back to the community.  Our newest collaboration was for Arbour Day where we went to the West Riding School in Table View.
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This school opened its doors in 2008 for 55 pupils from families facing financial hardships.  This year they are educating to 737 pupils.

General 033When contacted, Mr Nic du Toit (Vice-Principal) advised that the school would love to plant vegetables, as the learners come from very needy backgrounds. Grade 2’s and 3’s are learning about seeds in their curriculum and there would be 70 learners.   In return for their labour they will be rewarded with hot dogs and cold drinks.
General 040It was an absolute pleasure and very rewarding to see the excitement of the learners planting their own vegetables, knowing that they will reap the rewards upon harvest.

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PROJECT EKHAYA : Educare center for 60 underprivileged children

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Another community service project by the Table View Lions in building and setting up Ekhaya Kidz Educare Center in the informal settlement of Dunoon in Cape Town. A learning centre for about 60 underprivileged children.

Lion Gisela Weitz facilitated this project in building a much needed care and early learning center for about 60 children, consisting of 2 classrooms, kitchen, toilets and included providing the essentials for these children like chairs, tables, mattresses, learning material, furniture etc.
Furthermore, one of the objectives of the project was to ensure it was of the standard and quality that would qualify for registration with the Dept. of Social Development in order to become a self-funding NGO. This too was achieved.
This video shows the process, progress and gives credit to the donors and everyone involved in bringing smiles to these underprivileged children, and the uplifting a section of this informal community of Dunoon.

BLANKET AND TOWEL DRIVE – Thank You!

Table View Lions Club would like to thank the community for supporting their annual blanket and towel drive for various animal shelters.

We have received a wonderful response and these items are a welcome comfort and warmth for our furry and feathered friends during this cold & wet winter!

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We have distributed all the towels received to SANCCOB in Table View.  All birds are washed at the centre and cared for by SANCCOB’s experienced staff and volunteers for the next 2-3 weeks before deemed fit for release back into the wild.

LIONS SELL SOUP RAISING FUNDS FOR CHARITY

On Saturday, 31st August 2013, Table View Lions Club sold cups of soup @ R10 each to raise funds for Peninsula School Feeding Association.

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We were positioned at the exit/entrance of the new Food Lovers Market store, Emporium in Sunningdale from 9am to 2pm.

It was a great PR exercise as membership brochures and LCI videos were displayed for the public to peruse.

Not as many cups were sold as anticipated but every cent helps.  The community were generous in their monetary donations and over 150 cups were sold.  The balance of the soup was donated to TLC for their Street Children.

Donations were received from Parklands Superspar to the value of +R1000 which included fresh vegetables, serviettes, poly cups with lids and plastic spoons.  Without their support this project would not have been a success.

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Thanks to our members who cooked a variety of delicious vegetable soup and for braving the cold wind on the day.

Thanks are also expressed to Nassos & Andreas (store owners) for their acceptance and support of our fundraising endeavours.  We look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship for many years to come.

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PSFA remain committed to continuing their service of feeding the 22,000 hungry children in 111 schools that do not receive the NSNP subsidy. These schools are fed from funds raised through our various campaigns.

The annual cost to feed these 22,000 children amounts to R8,690,000 (22,000 children x R395 per child per year).

Of the 111 schools, 67 have been ‘adopted’ by caring individuals and corporates for the year ahead. The difference, amounting to more than R4,800,000 has to be raised, in order to maintain our school feeding programme unhindered. PSFA will continue to identify and verify schools where feeding is needed, for addition to the programme.

PSFA’s slogan “You can’t teach a hungry child”.

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