We have seen the incredible difference that this project has made in one of our local informal settlements. We know that Recycle Swop Shop has changed the lives of those living in Du noon, and the children in Wesbank No.1 Primary School.
The Swop Shop in Du Noon has been successfully running since May 2011. Stats from January 2012 to December 2012.
We are very excited about our latest Recycle Swop Shop at Wesbank No.1 Primary School, Blue Downs which opened on the 6th March 2013.
We don’t want to stop here, at Du Noon. We’re imagining what it would be like to replicate this success story in other informal settlements in Cape Town, across the Western Cape, across South Africa, even into the rest of Africa.
We are wanting to start up more Swop Shops, partner with people who have a passion for uplifting their communities, and see the benefits of this project come to other informal settlements.
We want to start our own sorting yard, employing people to sort the recycling to be able to resell it for a greater value. In time, we would like to start our own recycling plant, where we can recycle our own waste.
All the students and parents at Elkanah House for their continued support over the past year. They regularly supply the Recycle Swop Shop with 2nd hand clothing, shoes, toys and books. Their recycling campaign is headed up by the Elkanah Recycling Committee.
Pick n Pay Boy de Goede and Fruit & Veg Tableview for supplying the Recycle Swop Shop with bakery items. All those that bring recycling receive soup with a roll.
All our volunteers who give of their time and effort to help us each week.
Our partners at Wesbank in Blue Downs, Westbank No. 1 Primary school, Recycle 1st, Save All and Transforming Minds & Futures.
We know that Recycle Swop Shop has changed the lives of those living in Du noon and we’re excited to see the project grow in Wesbank. Now, we need your help to change more lives; to impact other communities: in Cape Town; across South Africa; and even further north across our borders.
Whatever you can give goes a long way. You can donate any amount and it will go directly to purchasing items for the Swop Shops. You can sponsor goods. You can get involved. With every bit you help, the sphere of this project grows, and we are able to bring more hope and change to a Continent that’s desperate for it.
|We ensure that 100% of your donations will be used to fill the shop with basic items.
R50 gives the Recycle Swop Shop a school pack and toiletries.