20 families make a weekly income through our clothing scheme. People donate clothes that they no longer want or need to us, and we sort those clothes into bags each week. The families collect a bag of clothes and they then sell those clothes either at the Centre (to our own staff and each other) or in their community. Each bag of clothes can bring in between R300 and R500 for a family. The first bag is provided free of charge, and all subsequent bags are purchased for R15 – encouraging ‘buy in’ from the families and working against a hand-out mentality. We provide business skills training, HIV testing and education and HIV care as needed for the beneficiaries.
We are always needing donations of second hand clothes for this scheme - please drop them to our reception at 26 Old Main Road, Hillcrest.