We ended 2016 with a special treat for the residents of Hanover Park Cottages….an “Ageless Grace” Christmas party! They danced in their chairs, they were treated to hand massages, a lovely tea and a small gift to take home. And yes, the love truly flowed and all our lives were brightened, both those who gave and those who received.
BRIGHTENING THE LIVES OF THE YOUNG
Link of Love continued supporting the unemployed in several community schools during 2016. Parents worked as class room assistants, security guards, prepared food in the school kitchens, cleaned, helped with maintenance and even chopped down trees. Whatever the need has been in the schools, unemployed parents have been given the opportunity to lend a hand to brighten their children’s schools ….and our schools have been truly grateful for all the help rendered!
We even reached out into our rural community last year, brightening lives in the little town of Philadelphia. Clothing and school shoes were gifted to the children, bringing sunny smiles all round. One young man who lost his mother unexpectedly was helped to fund her funeral costs and more. A never ending Link of Love
BRIGHTENING THE LIVES OF THE ELDERLY
The elderly folk from Gugulethu have their homes cleaned by unemployed people as part of the Link of Love programme out in that community.
This year we also brightened their lives by gathering in coloured cushions for the Lukhanyo Seniors Centre as well as fabrics, wool, felt tip pens, paper and pensioner toiletry packs. Plus a fabulous lunch was enjoyed by all, including traditional song and dance beforehand!
Help us to brighten the lives of unemployed parents working in community schools in 2017. Your R100 will go towards enabling an unemployed parent to buy a “Back to School” stationery pack while giving the school much needed support.
Help us to brighten the lives of the elderly in 2017. R100 will get one unemployed person working…..and make sure an elderly person’s home has a springclean to start the year.
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Please continue to support DreamWorker and Link of Love in 2017, so that we can brighten even more lives!
IMAGINE BEING UNEMPLOYED…..
AND HAVING TO PURCHASE STATIONERY FOR YOUR “BACK TO SCHOOL” CHILDREN
R300 = cost of an average basic stationery pack at a community school
R100 = one day of work plus one school helped with maintenance or cleaning
R300 = three days of work plus one school helped plus one child with school stationery for the year
Brighten the life of an unemployed parent today. Link your Love for just R100!
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Since we opened our doors in October 2008 DreamWorker has
-- Interviewed, registered, supported, empowered and inspired 21 363 people
-- Facilitated over 2,7 million days of work for the unemployed
-- Generated over R350 million worth of wages for the previously unemployed!
Our subsidiary programme, Link of Love, has been raising funds separately, to allow unemployed people to work in the community at R100 a time. Since its inception, Link of Love has raised enough money to facilitate
-- 4 297 days of paid community work
-- This has resulted in R429 700 being put into the hands of the unemployed!
For more success stories about how DreamWorker is brightening the lives of the unemployed, one person at a time, click here.
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