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Compassionate Ministries

• The Agape Project
• Senior Care
• Care Box project
• Stop-it!
• Kanga&roo
• Harmony – Relationships restored & reconnected
• Helderberg Service Centre
• Sir Lowry’s Pass Outreach Project
• Project for Support to People Living with Disabalities
• HIV/AIDS
• HaveHeart

 

The Agape Project

  The Agape Project identifies people through Helderberg Outreach’s projects that are in need of necessary medical procedures.

With this project we are able to connect doctors and facilities that are willing to offer their services.
We hope to make a difference to those who are in need where a small procedure can make a big difference in someone's life.

Project leader: Junita Kruger
Contact: 083 6503291
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Senior Care

  

Senior Care provides the following service, goods and support to senior citizens in the Helderberg Area.

  • Senior Care provides financial and moral support to 3 institutions for the elderly, namely House Esperanza, House Marie Louw and House Zandvliet. Regular visits to them serves to support them in the tremendous work they do for God’s elderly.
  • The ministry has a foot clinic on Monday mornings where the elderly can enjoy a free foot massage and manicure.
  • A member from Senior Care with a pastor visit senior members 90 years and older on their birthdays. Together they enjoy a cup of tea and they receive a small gift.
  • Senior Care pay regular visits to senior members of the community who need daily care. The fulltime carer is then given the opportunity to attend to personal matters.

Project leader: Ina van Niekerk
Contact: 0825789893
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Care Box project

  

Carli Koch, 16 year old project leader of the 'Omgee Boks Projek' is the youngest Project leader at Helderberg Outreach. Every year hundreds of children in the Klein Karoo-region of South Africa, receives Christmas shoeboxes filled with goodies that are packed with love and the promise that God cares for them. During the year we also hand out baby boxes for underprivileged mothers with new-borns. They do not only receive a box, but also a prayer of blessing for the child and the special task of motherhood. Give with love and make a difference! Be Gods hands and feet.

"Omgee"(Care) Christmas Boxes Coordinator: Marinda Koch
Contact: 083 462 1515
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"Omgee" (Care) Baby Boxes Coordinator: Riana Mouton
Contact: 072 080 9947
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Stop-it!

  

Human Trafficking is a reality in South Africa.
Children are exploited and are soft targets for misuse in making pornographic material and for being used as slaves, sex slaves and as drug mules.
Our children are our responsibility and therefore to fight this real and monstrous threat we aim to empower and educate as many children as possible so that they can make good and sensible decisions when confronted with this threat.
Stop'it! joins forces with other organisations that are standing up against Human Trafficking.

Project leader: Isabel Vroon
Contact: 0723746776
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Kanga&roo

“All you need is love.” That is according to the lyrics of the popular 1976 Beatles song. But every parent knows that children do not only need love, but other daily essentials as well. The same truth applies for the countless babies in need in South Africa who are cared for by volunteer Temporary Safety Care families. They need milk and nappies. Through the kanga&roo project we support Temporary Safety Care families by obtaining the necessary funding to help provide formula milk and disposable nappies for the day to day basic physical needs of these babies. We work closely with NorSA, a Designated Child Protection Organisation (DCPO). The period of safety care is usually from birth and lasts between 3 to 7 months until a permanent placement for the babies are found. Most babies are adopted after this period. Lactogen 1, Infacare 1 and Huggies or Pampers 1, 2 and 3 can be donated at the Helderberg Congregation church office in Firmount Street, Somerset-West.

Project leader: Tania Schultz
Contact: 0847170660


Harmony – Relationships restored & reconnected

  

To restore Christ’s hope to individuals and their children affected by divorce and single parenting, through spiritual, emotional and practical support in times of need and through this process equipping and empowering them.

Project leader: Annette Botha
Contact: 0721899360

Project manager: Corneille Barnard
Contact: 082 823 0260


Helderberg Service Centre

  

The service centre is companionate action and tangible proof of God’s Grace. Food, clothing and household goods received from businesses and individuals are distributed amongst the needy. The service area includes the Helderberg Basin from Sir Lowry’s Pass to Faure, including Broadlands Park, Strand.

The centre is run by 45 volunteers working 820 hours per month feeding 1000 needy people per day.
The action is stringently monitored and is solely dependent on donations, endowments and faith offerings. It strives to be a portrait of God’s love and kindness and his unceasing grace.

Project leader: Kobie Groenewald
Contact: 021 8515582
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Sir Lowry’s Pass Outreach Project

  

Helderberg Outreach’s Sir Lowry’s Pass project is focussed on the children in the Village and we support them in the following ways: 

Sir Lowry’s Pass Village Children’s feeding scheme focussing on Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary School, Kingdom Kids crèche and pre-school children
The parents of many of the Village’s children do not have the means to give them breakfast every day and due to the poor nutrition, their physical and intellectual development is adversely affected. The main aim of the Children’s feeding scheme is to provide meals to these children every day and thereby allow them to actively take part in school activities and concentrate in class. Especially the younger children are dependent on adequate nourishment for normal growth and development.

Fiela Opperman’s Young Ones-coffee club for teenagers
Fiela started a coffee club where the teenagers of the Village can play games, socialise, sing and dance under adult supervision. She also organises educational excursions and topical discussions. We provide cool drinks, coffee, tea and snacks for the coffee club and financial support for excursions.

Sir Lowry’s Pass high school bursary fund
Since 2014 the Project has annually supported two of the top learners of Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary School who continued their high school education. We provide funds for a school uniform, stationary, school books and other related expenses and currently support 6 learners from grades 8 to 10. We would like to expand our involvement here and assist more high school learners through tutoring opportunities.

Finally, we also initiate and support ad hoc projects within The Village as the need arises.
You can get involved by donating funds, oats, sugar, salt, coffee, cool drink, snacks or soup ingredients or assist us with tutoring high school learners.

Project leaders: Hennie & Sarita Groenewald
Contact: 083 288 1271 or 021 855 0573


Project for Support to People Living with Disabalities

The project “People that are living with disabilities” is part of the Helderberg outreach.
Our goal is to support institutions, personnel, families and friends which are involved with the daily care of people living with disabilities of all ages.

  • The support is:
    • emotional support,
    • personal assistance where needed,
    • and based on certain criteria also some financial support.

We would like to make a difference in the lives of people living with, physical and mental disabilities in the Helderberg area.

  • Currently we are supporting the following institutions:
    • Gloria Botha School,
    • Aanhouwen,
    • Senecio and
    • are also evaluating individual requests that are referred to the project

Project leader: Arnold Swart
Contact: 082 886 3384.


HIV/AIDS

  

The HIV project works towards an HIV friendly congregation who reaches out to one another as well as the community.

Our activities fall in one of three categories: 
1. To raise awareness and reduce stigma in the congregation
2. To support other organisations or institutions in our area with tangible assistance like toiletries and prayer books for the local Hospice
3. Cooperating with other Helderberg Outreach projects, like the Uyavula Reading Project and the Helderberg Development Centre.

Project leader: Aneleh Fourie-Le Roux
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HaveHeart

 

Helderberg Congregation opened its premises and facilities to longboarders and skateboarders who often practice their skating skills in our parking area. This parking area is an ideal space for disciple making, making friends and entering a world unknown to those on the outside. For now, HaveHeart is an annual once-off event, with the possibilities of creating the HaveHeart Ambassador Program for young leaders.

Project manager: JC de Jong
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