Hermanus Night Shelter

Hermanus Night Shelter


Hermanus Night Shelter ~ Caring Community –

The Hermanus Night Shelter is registered as an NPO (Non-Profit Origination) as well as a registered PBO (Public Benefit Organisation)

Our mission right now is fundraising. The ground for the building has already been procured from the Overstrand Municipality but we need one million rand to erect a building on the site. Any donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. If you require a letter for SARS we will gladly supply you with one.

Money can be deposited into the following account: Please use your email address as the payment reference.

ABSA Bank.
Hermanus Night Shelter Association
Account: 4081927061
Cheque account
Branch: Hermanus (334812)


HERMANUS NIGHT SHELTER (HNSA) – MEDIA RELEASE – JUNE 2017

Progress on the erection of the proposed Hermanus Night Shelter has been hampered on several fronts with the result that we cannot commence building operations until these have been resolved. Thus the homeless will once again have to fend for themselves through another cold, wet winter as we wait for the stand in Mt. Pleasant to be registered into our name and for the detailed plans, of a phased construction, to be submitted to the Overstrand Municipality for approval.

However, the HNSA team has utilised this quiet time to conduct a survey amongst the homeless to gather information and establish a basis of trust. In 2015 when the temporary shelter in the CBD was shut down there were an estimated 70 vulnerable people hunkering down every night in this beautiful town. An estimated 30% of the homeless in Hermanus have taken part in the survey with almost 100% stating that they would use a shelter, are happy for it to be built in Mt Pleasant and would make use of it –especially in the winter months. Pastor Kim from Shofar Church and Pastor Carlisle carried out the survey at the taxi rank and received feedback on the unimaginable domestic situations in which these people grew up – physical/alcohol abuse, drugs, financial stress, unemployment, absent parents, limited education etc., – with no option other than to live off the streets.

The fundraising team of volunteers is re-launching a number of campaigns to raise the funding for phase 1 and 2 which would cater for 22 males and 10 females. Much progress was due to funds raised by the  Lighthouse2Lighthouse Ladies, part of which has been released to enable the stand to be purchased.

HNSA’s Annual Financial statements for 2016/17 have been finalised and will be presented at the Annual General Meeting which is scheduled for Thursday, 20 July 2017 at 18h00 in the United Church Hall. Nominations will also be called for management vacancies within the association so we urge interested parties to diarise the date and to look out for the AGM details which will be published in the media.

Anyone requiring more information can contact Ray on 083 731 0678 or by e-mail to nightshelterhermanus@gmail.com

 

Fundraising

The Hermanus Night Shelter ~ Sleep Out Challange  ~ 2 September 2016.

The Hermanus Night shelter did a challenge for a one night, sleep out, on the street in September 2016. It was  a fun filled night in aid of the homeless in Hermanus. Communal braai, coffee vendor, fire baskets, music, wine and load more have been arranged for the event. Hopefully this will recur every year and you can challenge your friends, family and local businesses to take part.

The Hermanus News, THEnosyRosy, Whale Coast FM and I Love Hermanus have already taken up the challange…who will be next? The cost of the tickets are as follows:

Executive Challange: R1000 (corporates)
SME Challange: R500 (small local businesses)
Indevidual Challange: R200 (show your support hermanus locals)

Bring your sleeping bags, dress warmly and don’t forget your wallet and lots of gees. Braai packs will be on sale at the venue so bring a cooler bag with all you needs for food. Hope to see you all there.

To secure your spot please deposit your entry fee into the following account: Kindly use your email address as the payment reference.

ABSA Bank.
Hermanus Night Shelter Association
Account: 4081927061
Cheque account
Branch: Hermanus (334812)

Businesses please note: If you require a letter for SARS we will gladly supply you with one. We are an approved Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) by SARS in terms of s10(1)(Cn) and s.30 (3) of the Income Tax Act. Donations to the Organisation are tax deductible in terms of s.18A of the Act SARS – Reference no.930045608.

For letters mail your proof of payment with the subject line: TAX LETTER to nightshelterhermanus@gmail.com and we will send you a letter post haste.

Contact
028 312 3909
NightShelterHermanus@gmail.com
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