We’re Giving to Yiza Ekhaya this Season. Join us!

“There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to helping others without expecting anything in return” – Nelson Mandela

Have you heard of the Yiza Ekhaya Soup Kitchen? This fantastic charity is run by the incredibly warm hearted Mama Mickey in her Kuyasa community in Khayelitsha. Mama Mickey is a pensioner, but she works tirelessly with her team of volunteers to feed, clothe, inspire and create a safe space for hundreds of children as well as vulnerable adults.

Mama Mickey in her kitchen at Yiza Ekhaya

As 2019 draws to a close we’re giving to the children of Yiza Ekhaya and we’re hoping you’ll join us! We’ll be donating brand new school shirts to all the children that Mickey cares for. We’re happy to know they’ll have what they need to start the school year right in 2020.

You can contribute by donating clothes, toiletries, stationary, books, non perishable food etc. Maybe see if there are any items going unused on your shelves. Perhaps a piece of clothing, a bottle of shampoo, even a can of baked beans. Below you can find a list of items that Mickey has asked for!

If you have something to give, please drop it off at our Joburg and Cape Town offices by next Friday 13 December.

We’ll be visiting Yiza Ekhaya on 17 December (the day after the Day of Reconciliation public holiday) to visit Mickey and the kids and drop off all the goodies.

Two of the Yiza Ekhaya girls standing outside in the sun and smiling at the camera

We are collecting the following items that Mickey has asked for:

  • Toiletries
  • Stationary
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Clothes for children and adults
  • Books
  • Non perishable food
  • White school shirts from Ackermans / Pep sizes 7 to 15

If however, you’re not in Joburg or Cape Town or you’re unable to drop something off for any other reason – and you’d still like to support Mickey and her incredible work – you can easily make donations via the website page here. All contributions are welcome and gratefully received.

Some of the Yiza Ekhaya children standing outside in Khayelitsha