|Pick-up point - Cnr Somerset Road and De Smit Street, 3rd Floor, Satbel Centre (opposite KFC)|
|Drop off point - Baphumemlele Childrens home, Khayalitsha (off Pama Road)|
|Saturday pick-up in Greenpoint: 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm|
|Departure times: 7:15am, 10:15am, 1:15pm and 4:15pm|
|Pick up times from Khayalitsha back to Greenpoint: 11am, 2pm, 4pm, 7:30pm|
|Sunday pick-up in Greenpoint: 7am, 10am, 1pm|
|Departure times: 7:15am, 10:15am, 1:15pm|
|Shift ends and pick up from Khayalitsha back to Greenpoint: 11am, 2pm, 5pm|
The word "extreme" took on a whole new dimension in Khayelitsha over the weekend of the 29th - 31st July 2011 when what was viewed as the impossible was achieved.
459 volunteers from all walks of life teamed up to be the Army of Angels and filled 796 shifts over the 3-days period.
The extent of the work done was phenomenal to say the least. The vibe was tangible. The pumping Heart 104.9 music from their outside broadcast van made the work go even faster. The attitude of the volunteers was to help wherever needed and despite the fact that on Saturday alone there were 340 people on site, everyone was accommodating.
There were no injuries...only 3 Band-Aid plasters were issued for minor scrapes!
And to put the cherry on the top, the value of goods and services given to this project to improve the living conditions of these children who didn't choose to live in a Children's Home was in the region of a staggering R1.6 million. WELL DONE CAPE TOWN!!!!!
Our vision at NEWKIDZ is primarily to create awareness and support of orphaned, vulnerable and destitute children in South Africa in the hope that many of them will be integrated into loving family homes.
We believe that our vision was achieved during this makeover in Khayelitsha because now 459 people, most of whom didn't know that Baphumelele Children's Home even existed, will now tell their friends, family members and colleagues about these children.
If, as a result of this makeover, just one child is fostered or adopted into a loving family, then every cent spent; every hour given and every drop of sweat shed was worthwhile.
On behalf of the NEWKIDZ team; Heart 104.9FM and the MySchool Fundraising Programme, we are extremely proud of everyone involved because without you, we would not have been able to accomplish what we set out to do.
We trust that all the companies that were involved and every volunteer who gave of themselves will be blessed ten-fold for what they were prepared to give to these children.
This is what you, the Army of Angels, did for the Baphumelele Children's Home: