Our trauma centres help over 100 domestic violence victims and 40 rape victims EVERY MONTH. To minimize secondary traumatization after the medical examinations and help the victims feel human again after their ordeal, we provide small care packages, generally consisting of the following items: a pair of ladies’ underwear, a pair of men’s underwear, a sanitary towel, a toothbrush, bar of soap, personal-sized lotion, one soft toy, and one e-Pap nutritional supplement. Every person who walks through our doors and avails themselves of our services receives a care package if they want one. We do not receive direct funding for these, so we are seeking to fund these packages through donations. Each package costs between R100 and R150 (about $7-$12) and we give out roughly 150 of these each month.
Note: Do you have new, unopened, and unused care package items you are interested in donating? We also accept in-kind donations from individuals and organizations on a case-by-case basis. Email us with the details of the items you wish to donate and we would be happy to work with you!