15/05/2018 - Lamberts Bay and Graafwater East

Gift of the Givers distributes 5615 × 5lt Bottled Water and 1005 Blankets to the community of Lamberts Bay and Graafwater East. Our team also visited Huis van Liefde Old Age Home.
 
Various schools, creches, farmers and small town residents collected water from various locations set up by the Cederberg Municipality.
 
Executive Mayor, Jimmy Bernard, accompanied our team during distributions.
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10/05/2018 - Malmesbury Schools

10/05/2018 - Malmesbury Schools

Gift of the Givers received an appeal from the Department of Education for assistance and responded with 5lt bottles of water to the following schools in Malmesbury affected by the drought.

  • Liebenberg Primary School - 736 × 5lt Water
  • St Thomas Primary School - 736 × 5lt Water
  • Naphakade Primary School - 736 × 5lt Water
  • Schoonspruit Secondary School - 736 × 5lt Water
  • Anne Pienaar Primary School-
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07/05/2018 - Clanwilliam Community

07/05/2018 - Clanwilliam Community
The Oliphant River is downright dry, the people are distressed by this evident reality as the Oliphant river feeds the Cederberg region.
 
Mayor of the Cederberg Municipality, Mr Jimmy Bernard, extends a warm welcome to the Gift of the Givers team who arrived with Bottle Water, TFG Blankets and Stop Hunger Meals for the community of Clanwilliam.
 
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24/04/2018 - Institutions for the Challenged

24/04/2018 - Institutions for the Challenged
Gift of the Givers distributes bottled water to the following institutions in Cape Town:
  • Athlone School for the Blind: 880 × 5lt
  • Shiloh Synergy (poverty relief to the farm areas): 880 × 5lt
  • Alta Du Toit Centre (Mentally Challenge Centre for Adults): 880 x 5lt
  • K.S.E Diens (Frail Care and Mentally Challenged Centre): 880 x 5lt
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10/04/2018 - Vredendal Municipality, Vergenoeg Primary and Koekenaap Community

10/04/2018 - Vredendal Municipality, Vergenoeg Primary and Koekenaap Community

3168 × 5lt water handed over to Matzikama Municipality and to Vergenoeg Primary School in Vredendal.

The people of Koekenaap also received a much needed supply of water, 2016 x 5lt bottles of water was delivered to the community on the border between the Western and Northern Cape. This community and many others say they will be out of drinking water in 28 days.

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Water Collection Stops; thank you donors!

A very big "thank you" to all those compassionate, warm hearted people from all over our country and beyond our borders that have donated millions of litres of bottled water and cash to Gift of the Givers for our  drought intervention campaign in the Western Cape. Large communities in rural areas, farmers, labourers, schools, institutions and animal shelters have been the recipients of your

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Western Cape: Areas in Water Distress Increasing

Gift of the Givers teams are having a particularly busy time this week. Demands for clean drinking water have increased from a number of areas in the Western Cape. The Paarl Municipality has called us into a meeting this morning to discuss their urgent water requirements. Drakenstein Municipality is sending us a list of "red" zones (areas in need of urgent intervention). Bottled water
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Water Awareness Day with Makro & Miss Earth

Water Awareness Day with Makro & Miss Earth

Gift of the Givers with Makro held a Water Awareness Day at Marconi Beam Primary School and Scottesville Primary School in Cape Town. The team was accompanied by Miss Earth 2017, Irini Moutzouris. Each student received a bottle of water and Easter eggs.

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Breede Valley Reaches Day Zero

The Western Cape drought is serious. Many don't understand that as yet. Breede Valley, Drakenstein and neighbouring areas have reached Day Zero. There is NO drinking water. Western Cape Provincial Disaster Management contacted Gift of the Givers over the weekend requesting urgent support for these regions. Four Gift of the Givers trucks left Bramley this morning carrying 120 tons of
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28/02/2018 - Delivery of Bottled Water to Recipients

28/02/2018 - Delivery of Bottled Water to Recipients

Gift of the Givers delivers bottled water to the following institutions: #CapeTownDrought

  • Isikhokelo Primary School, Khayelitsha
    450 x 5lt
  • House of Home Morea Old Age Home, Lotus Rice
    288 x 5lt
  • Grassy Park Home for Mentally Challenged
    144 x 5lt
  • Woodside Special Care for Intellectually Challenged and Disabled Children, Rondebosch
    288 x 5lt
  • Marsh Memorial Children's Home, Rondebosch 
    155
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12 Recipient Institutions

12 Recipient Institutions
12 institutions receive bottles of fresh water thanks to your generosity. Gift of the Givers #CapeTownDrought campaign. Donate here: http://www.giftofthegivers.org/contribute
 
  • 70 residents at the Turfhall Cheshire Home. Water is a vital part of their health as many are on chronic medication.
  • Saambou Primary School, Manenberg. 330 learners experienced 4 days of no running water, 200 x
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Cape Town Water Crisis (2018)

Cape Town Water Crisis (2018)
We can debate about the exact date when Day Zero will be upon us, will it arrive early in March, later in May or even better, be avoided all together if beneficial, soaking rain falls in the catchment areas of dams and aquifers soon. The reality is that Day Zero has already arrived: when animals are dying of thirst, when vineyards fail because of drought, when tens of thousands of farm labourers
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Queueing at Springs in Cape Town

Queueing at Springs in Cape Town

Visiting two springs in Cape Town was an eye opener for the Gift of the Givers teams. Once the water supply was cut to 50L per day on 1 Feb, in essence, Day Zero had been reached. The water restriction knows no race, religion, colour, class, culture or social status. Whether you came walking or in a German luxury vehicle you all stood in the same queue patiently waiting your turn to collect

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25/04/2018 - Moorreesburg and Pieketberg

25/04/2018 - Moorreesburg and Pieketberg
Gift of the Givers distributes 4048 x 5lt Bottled Water, 2700 x 1lt Juice and 1320 x 300ml Juice to the  Moorreesburg and Pieketberg. The communities were really appreciative of this donation as they are battling with the current drought conditions. The Berg River that supplies water to Moorreesburg and Piketberg has run completely dry.
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23/04/2018 - Worcester Blind and Deaf Schools

23/04/2018 - Worcester Blind and Deaf Schools

Gift of the Givers distributes water in Worcester communities and schools for the deaf and blind:

  • 288 x 5lt to Pioneer School for the Blind
  • 580 x 5 lt to De La  Bat School for the Deaf
  • 4150 x 5 lt to  Rawsonville and Avian Park Communities
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Gift of the Givers Delivers Water in Drakenstein. More Requested.

Four Gift of the Givers trucks arrived in Paarl this morning and were graciously received by Mayor Conrad Poole of Drakenstein Municipality. Two trucks were offloaded at the offices of the Cape AgriMark Association in Paarl and another two at their offices in Wellington. There was jubilation at the arrival of this water, which we now understand is specifically for the rural populations that live
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Delivery of Water 06/03/2018

Delivery of Water 06/03/2018

Gift of the Givers delivers bottled water to:

  • Instshinga Primary School, Gugulethu = 432 x 5lt
  • Sarah Fox Convalescent Hospital, Bridgetown = 144 x 5lt
  • G.H Stark Frail & Old Age Home, Hanover Park = 288 x 5lt
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Shipping Water from Dbn to Cpt

Shipping Water from Dbn to Cpt

Via ship a consignment of bottled water will leave Durban harbor destined for Cape Town. The Gift of the Givers KZN team loaded 3 x 40ft containers laden with water, an essential part of our existence. #DayZero #CapeTownDrought

All shipping costs and harbor charges were wavered, a big thank you to Transnet and the Shipping Association.

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Fallen Angels Receive Bottled Water

Fallen Angels Receive Bottled Water
As part of Western Cape Drought Relief, Gift of the Givers delivered 58 tons of water to Fallen Angels, a pet shelter, in Melkbos Strand, which is on the West Coast of Cape Town. #DayZero #CapeTownDrought
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Gift of the Givers Prepares for Day Zero in Western Cape

Gift of the Givers Prepares for Day Zero in Western Cape

Day Zero is virtually inevitable, the situation cannot be reversed as significant rainfall is not guaranteed and water consumption exceeds daily targets. Four million people face the harsh reality of standing in water queues at 200 distribution points throughout the Western Cape. This process could last a week, a month or even a whole year depending on the strength of our prayer.

Fortunately,

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