Homeless people are often marginalised in society, and their wellbeing is often overlooked. Welfare continues to be a major focus for the Hollywood Foundation, and many of their initiatives are often focussed on the needs of individuals who are vulnerable and require support. In the Western Cape, the Team came across a small but dynamic non-profit organisation, where many homeless people have found a sense of refuge and strength. Through a CSI project, the Purple Team was proud to make a meaningful contribution that will ease the preparation of meals for people within their care.
Shelter of Hope was established in 2020, and officially opened its doors to individuals in need in 2021. Situated in Oudtshoorn, the organisation was formed to tackle the basic needs and wellbeing of homeless people from within the region. The organisation has proven to have made a meaningful impact on the community at large, by reuniting some homeless people with their families, and providing the homeless with the necessary support and care that motivates them to get back on their feet and provide for themselves. A lovely food garden at the organisation, encourages the homeless to keep busy and receive a meal. Due to the good efforts done by this establishment to better the lives of people in need, and uplift the community, the Hollywood Foundation was proud to contribute a fridge to Shelter of Hope, on 20 February 2023. The Team from Voortrekker paid a friendly visit to the organisation to hand over the contribution, as part of a CSI project, which will help to ensure that the hardworking staff can adequately prepare meals for the homeless who enter their doors, now and in the future. The shelter will also have an opportunity to preserve groceries, to cook healthy and warm meals for individuals who are hungry.
Koos Claassen, the Chairman, thanked the Hollywood Foundation for their generosity, and said that the contribution will greatly impact and benefit the many homeless people who look to the Shelter of Hope for guidance and assistance.