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Published by Adela Kapp, 2019-12-15 04:41:44

Unionews 2019

UJW PE's latest news!

Unionews 2019 Edition

Unionews 2019 Edition

A word from our Chairman….

A big thank you to our businesses who enable the UJW to keep doing the work
we do in the broader community. Unfortunately, in our line of work the need is
just getting bigger each year. We find ourselves working closer with other NPO’s
in our region, making our impact through connections and funding more viable
and sustainable. Enclosed is a short article on most of our projects for the past
year! Wishing all our members & businesses a happy holiday season!
Elaine Racussen

Unionews 2019 Edition

Unionews 2019 Edition

Nkosinathi Breaking Barriers of Blindness

Receives a monthly donation from the UJW. “The donation from the Union of Jewish Women is
therefore essential in ensuring that no blind child or adult coming to the Foundation or visited by the
Foundation for services in any of the programs has gone hungry.
The monthly donations have been used to purchase food for the following beneficiaries that are
served through 6 different programmes delivered by the Foundation:
• Blind children: Meals when attending Early Childhood Development and other rehabilitation groups.
• Blind adults: Meals and refreshments when attending employment or rehabilitation training.
• Families of blind people: Provision of basic food parcels in instances where there is an extreme need
in the home of blind children or blind adults – prioritizing those who have children." – Debby
Wakeford (Director – 2019 report)

Unionews 2019 Edition

Dora Nginza Hospital Caesarean Nursing Staff

received new couches for their tea room. We quote “The ward is often overflowing, with
patients from all over Eastern Cape, all coming for our unique Medical services. The
U.J.W responded within a short space of time demonstrating that they listened to the
disgruntled cries of Professional nurse Bailey, when she was walking the visitors
towards the door. Sometimes she works alone in the ward with a total of 35 patients!
when her colleagues are off duty for medical or other reasons. Thanks to the U.J.W for
providing the Nurses with comfortable furniture to be able to enjoy their
The social worker is humbled by your caring attitude.”
Signed;Ms P.N Rubushe(Principal Medical Social worker)

Unionews 2019 Edition

Mandela Day in Dora Nginza Hospital Maternity Wards

24 new moms and babies received baby bags filled with hand
knitted jersey; booties (or socks); beanies; baby blankets; winter
vests; baby grows; surgical spirits; bum wipes; bum creams;
nappies; lip ice; soaps for mom and baby; face cloths;
toothpastes; toothbrushes; pads; cotton wools; breast pads;
toys; baby books and breastfeeding support.

Unionews 2019 Edition

Australian Books for Children of Africa

sent over 42 boxes of library books to UJW PE in 2019. The UJW were
able to provide Bonzai High & Primary School; Mary Waters High School;
Die Heuwel Primary; Masipathisane School; Khanyisa School; Vilanova
Special School; BJ Mnyanda Primary School; Thokozile DCC; Sydenham
Primary School; Lamani Pre – primary School; Ebhongweni Primary and
Youth Potential SA with almost brand new books to discover the magical
world of reading.

Unionews 2019 Edition

The Abandoned Baby Ward of Dora Nginza Hospital

Nursing staff work under extremely stressful situations. The UJW provided
a lounge suite, kettle and fridge for the nurses’ new tea room. We also
donated curtains for the tea room and the children's playroom.

Unionews 2019 Edition

Love Story

The UJW provided much needed food to this daily feeding
scheme which feeds the homeless on our streets Monday –
Friday. Numbers can reach up to 200 people daily!

Unionews 2019 Edition

Baby Lovers Blessings

received a stunning donation of hand knitted jerseys, baby clothes, pads and
more from UJW.

"After all these years I am still shocked when I see what we saw today. Two
little babies at 2 maternity wards only with a nappy on and in a pillowcase.......
After we dressed them, they looked so cute! The mums were very grateful.”

Caty Coetzee Pieterse founder of BLB.


Unionews 2019 Edition

Healing Hands Foundation

Services to the community are: soup kitchen projects;
shelter for women and children in crisis; school gardening projects

& youth development programs.
The UJW provided a mountain of bedding; clothes; shoes; pads and more

to this most needy shelter in PE.

Unionews 2019 Edition

Women’s Month

The UJW ran a FB/email competition. “Donate your gently
worn evening wear and win an Aroma – Back, Neck &
Shoulder massage.” (Thanks to Aromatherapy Worx)

Sanitary pads were donated by participants and the UJW was
able to match the donations 10-fold! The evening wear was
donated to Dream Dress Drive PE for girls who cannot afford a
matric dance dress. The large bulk of the pads were donated
to Groom a Girl Initiative which is a group of young women in
Gelvandale who are giving back to their communities in showing young ladies in sheltered homes that there is a future.

Unionews 2019 Edition

Shalom Kleinskool
was treated to a wonderful morning at Holmeleigh Farms.
88 excited pre-school kids and 7 teachers boarded an Algoa Transport Bus at

their school and headed to Holmeleigh Farms.
The kids were treated to a tractor ride, fed the farmyard animals and were

taught about their habits.
Hot dogs, juices and treats were the order of the day and many tired little ones

boarded the bus after an exciting morning.

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