Thembalami makes appeal for craft materials

Thembalami Care Centre is in desperate need of arts and crafts materials.

Donations of any useful items will be greatly appreciated. Things that the care centre could put to good use include fabric paint, acrylic paint, calico cloth, canvases, brushes, coloured pencils or marker pens, glitter, glue, craft paper, copy paper, cardboard, beads and string, modelling clay, felt and scissors, etc.

Incorporated in Thembalami Care Centre is the Max Ordman Deaf Association (MODA). While Thembalami looks after older persons who are physically and or financially vulnerable, MODA cares for aged, deaf and deafblind people.

Both care centres are run by Rand Aid Association, a registered non-profit organisation with a solid reputation of good governance and decades of experience.

The residents benefit from organised occupational therapy activities to keep their bodies, hands and minds active. However, a constant challenge is the lack of materials to enable residents to do arts and craft activities.

Thembalami would also love to hear from crafters with time to spare who would like to offer free basic arts and crafts classes to residents.

If you are in a position to help us make the lives of the care centres’ residents a bit more meaningful, please email Esme van der Walt at evanderwalt@randaid.co.za, Elize Raath at eraath@randaid.co.za, or phone them at 010 534 8771.

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