The winter season is officially upon us bringing icy cold fronts and biting winds with it. Fortunately, most of us have warm, cosy homes to retreat to, but there are many citizens who do not.
Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity, it is an act of justice – Nelson Mandela Caring for underprivileged youth is at the heart and soul of the HewLin Compassion organisation. Their focus is to provide upliftment and support through education, leadership, and developmental activities to promote moral excellence and self-confidence. One of the […]
The Voortrekker Road Corridor Improvement District(VRCID) aims to keep the Parow area clean and safe and to create a sustainable enviroment, despite the social problems plaguing the area.
“Social development and upliftment are a priority for the VRCID.” This statement greets every visitor to the VRCID website. This aspiration aligns the efforts of everyone involved with the VRCID to better serve those who are less fortunate. We want to be part of the change in our city, and have rounded up the ways […]
Since the very beginnings of the VRCID, one of our main goals has been to take social responsibility and help those in need. With strategic partnerships came the combination of specialised skills and determination that have allowed us to make a significant and lasting improvement to the lives of the homeless. MES and TASP are […]
Many of us want to make a difference to the lives of those who are less fortunate than ourselves. However, the age-old question of where our money or donations go can cause worry. As you may know, the VRCID passionately supports the donation of time and goods to help others, instead of handing out money. […]
It can accommodate 50 to 70 people during the day and 20 to 40 at night, the latter paying R8 to sleep on the premises — the men outside under carport-like structures and the women in shipping containers — on a first-come-first-served basis. There are about 700 homeless people in the northern suburbs but, […]