July 31, 2013

Sure Travel supports Hagar House on Mandela Day

In honour of Mandela Day* this year, Sure Travel Head Office staff chose to spend their 67 minutes in support of the women and children at Hagar Home Based Care in Fisantekraal, Durbanville, Cape Town.

Hagar House is a non-profit organisation that provides a temporary home and shelter for women and children affected by family violence, and those that are orphaned, abandoned, homeless or vulnerable. The organisation aims to restore these women and children's sense of self-worth by means of physical care, skills training, counselling and general assistance in order to empower them to stand on their own feet and have a better future.

Hagar House was established in February 2011 by Gertruida Maartens, a resident in Fisantekraal. As a volunteer at the trauma room of the Fisantekraal police station, Getruida became aware of the desperate need for a safe place for abused women and children. She is currently running Hagar House from a small container on her property.

On Mandela Day, staff at Sure Travel Head Office spent their 67 minutes clearing out their cupboards, collecting, sorting, buying and organising donations of clothing, food and essentials. Hagar House had indicated they urgently needed nappies and children’s clothing in addition to other essentials. These items, along with a monetary donation, were then dropped off at Hagar House on Saturday 20 July. We trust that our contributions will go a small way towards helping Hagar House and making a difference in the lives of those special women and children. The kids’ excited smiles say it all!

Read more about Hagar House and how you can help them here and on their Facebook page here.

Note: Apologies for the quality of some of the photographs.

* Mandela Day is an international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on his birthday 18 July. The Mandela Day campaign encourages people to donate 67 minutes (the number of years Mandela spent in prison) of their time doing something to help someone in need.



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