Buy a bed

We started the “Buy a bed” campaign. Most homeless people know that they have to pay shelter fees per night. Sometimes homeless people use that as an excuse not to come to the shelter. With the “Buy a bed” campaign we encourage the community to cover their shelter fees for the first 5 nights and help us to be a sustainable organisation. The campaign is especially for a homeless person with no income. One homeless person can sleep in a bed for 5 days for R60.

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Donations from businesses

It is not only about money though. Local supermarkets provide excess food and perishable foods on the sell by date. This helps us keep our food bill at an exceptionally low level. Hotels, Guesthouses and bed & breakfasts, donate shampoos, soaps or bed sheets which helps us so that we don't have to buy these necessary items. Goods in kind collections at your place of work can be arranged.

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Snapscan

A fast and easy way to help homeless people get back to a home, family and community via the Somerset West Night Shelter. SNAPSCAN ! ! ! If you have a smartphone, are registered with Snapscan you can pay for goods and services and donate via your phone.

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Donations in kind

Used clothes, shoes, blankets, towels, bedding, crockery, cutlery, furniture etc. could help a homeless or poor person in our community. Goods in kind collections can be arranged.

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Bequest in your will

It is always a sensitive topic, to choose what we do with our belongings. Helping the homeless is a worthy option. Leave a lasting legacy by helping the homeless people on their journey to reunite, and to be a valued member of a family and community. The bequest can be: Financial, Physical Belongings or Fixed Assets.

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Sponsor a client

You can directly sponsor a homeless person by paying their shelter fees per day or purchase Shelter Vouchers. This entitles a homeless person to: food, a shower, clothing, a bed (if available), social work services and assistance in finding a way back to a home, family and community.

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Corporate Social Investment (CSI)

We welcome corporates wanting to nominate The Somerset West Night Shelter as a beneficiary to their CSI programmes. You could consider goods in kind collected by staff and partners. Sponsoring Identity Documents, shelter, training or transport on his way home. Or use the teambuilding money to improve the quality of life of homeless persons in shelters through upgrades of bathrooms, kitchens etc.

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Sustainability fund

The Somerset West Night Shelter has a Sustainability Fund for all bequests received going forward. These bequests are invested to maximise return within acceptable risk levels. The purpose of the fund is to sustain the organisation in the event of cash flow shortages in order to provide continuity of services and large capital expenses. No shelter should be allowed to go under.

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Bequest in your will

It is always a sensitive topic, to choose what we do with our belongings. Helping the homeless is a worthy option. Leave a lasting legacy by helping the homeless people on their journey to reunite, and to be a valued member of a family and community. The bequest can be: Financial, Physical Belongings or Fixed Assets.

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Come Visit and Support our stores

Come come to 71 Church Street and support Church Street Coffee, Black Bird Beauty, Sole Providers and The Street Store.

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