Christmas came early for the Thomas House of Hope as the Hollywood Foundation fulfilled their wishes this November. The Purple Team travelled to Somerset West in Cape Town to hand over a fridge and a freezer to the organisation as part of the various CSI projects throughout the country.
Thomas House of Hope was established in 2005 and is a day centre where homeless adults aged 18 and older can register to receive assistance and participate in the work-for-reward programme, which helps them to take the first steps towards dignified rehabilitation and independence.
The organisation feeds over 50 people per day from the vulnerable, lost and rejected to the addicted and destitute. The organisation started as a soup kitchen and gradually evolved into a day centre for homeless adults.
Ne-Ray Serfontein, the Centre Administrator, said that the homeless are given an opportunity to regain their dignity and to achieve healing and wholeness by participating in a token exchange programme. She added by thanking the Hollywood Foundation for the generous contribution through the Foundation’s CSI initiative.