We are asking all of our travellers who are finishing their tour in Cape Town to open their hearts and their backpacks and consider donating to SAVE. The SAVE Foundation is a registered non-profit organisation that works to enrich, educate, and empower various township and settlement communities, every donation going to families affected by the shack fires in the Dunoon and Morning Star housing areas on the outskirts of South Africa’s Mother City.
So far we have donated 20 camping mattresses, in excess of 30 pillows and an assortment of kitchen equipment including pots, utensils, serving bowls. If you’re on our southbound tours finishing in Cape Town your tour leader will tell you more about the foundation and if you wish to donate your sleeping bags, pillows or other personal items (clothes, flash lights, books etc) you should simply leave them on the truck after checking into the lodge in Cape Town. We will then pass them on to the SAVE Foundation who see that these items get to those in need.
While there’s no better time to put the word out than Christmas, the fires are frequent, so we’re hoping everyone will continue to give what they can over the festive season and beyond. Often these families are left with nothing at all so every donation goes a long way to helping them get back on their feet, and no matter how small, you will be making a very real impact on people’s lives.