Port Elizabeth, Theesecombe based Lake Farm Centre will have their annual Street Tin Collection on Saturday 27nd October 2018 from 8am-1pm. Volunteers will stand at various shopping centres with tins to collect change in support of the centre’s home for disabled adults.
Maggie Moore from Lake Farm is issuing an appeal for volunteers to give one or more hours of their time and assist to collect funds.
Phone Maggie on 081 466 1044.
The Lake Farm Centre is currently home to 90 intellectually and physically challenged adult residents (i.e. downs syndrome, psychiatric illnesses and special physical needs). Residents range in age from 20 to 77 with some requiring frail care.
The residents – one third of whom are orphans – reside in seven hostel units close to their house parents. Despite their challenges, the loving and hard-working residents contribute to the upkeep and running of the Centre and make a valuable contribution.
The residents receive training and work for the Centre in a number of occupations, both for its therapeutic value as well as to create much needed income.
- Woodwork, embroidery, spinning and weaving;
- Arts, crafts and pottery – e.g. painting, beadwork, jewellery and card making;
- Hydroponic vegetable growing, cattle farming, produce harvesting and processing; and
- Home industries such as baking and confectionery.
The Lake Farm Centre is registered as a Non-Profit Organization with the South African National Department of Social Development (Home for Disabled Persons/Residential Care). It is furthermore a Public Benefit Organization and operates as a Section 21 Company exempted from income tax and duties.
The Department of Social Services provides a subsidy for the 58 year-ol Lake Farm facility that covers around 40% of the total running costs.
Additional funds sporadically come in from The LOTTO grant distribution fund, bequests, donations, MySchool programme and the annual street collection.
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