FROM OUR BLOG

What we’ve done so far

Dec 2, 2020

We’d like you to know what we’ve done with money so generously donated to Coastal Kindness.
We’d like you to know what we’ve done with money so generously donated to Coastal Kindness.

Although, to be fair, a lot of the ‘stuff’ we’ve done has not required a great deal of money as we have a huge volunteer base who give so kindly of their time and expertise.

In supporting our doctor we have supplied

  • 4 Oxygen Concentrators
  • A CPAP machine
  • Pulse oximeters for use in the community
  • Medical Masks
  • Security Gate for her rooms
  • TV screen to play educational videos
  • Anything else she requires on a daily basis

It’s important for everyone to understand that there is NO hospital back up … we are on our own! Which is why it is imperative that everyone, young and old, take responsibility for their own health and safety.

Community care – we have

  • Track & Traced on behalf of the DOH
  • Offered support to the local clinics
  • Arranged home care visits
  • Dropped off food for those in quarantine or isolating
  • Produced educational videos in English, Afrikaans & isiXhosa
  • Produced many posters and infographics in three languages
  • Organised emergency pharmacy collections and drop off
  • Offered emotional support to many
  • Supplied large scale maps to Kenton Clinic and SAPS

In doing this we have built partnerships and forged friendships among our various communities, which has been a win-win situation for us all.

To get the word out there we have

  • A website
  • A Facebook Page
  • Dedicated Coastal Kindness mobiles
  • Published articles in the media
  • Shared our resources with other self-help groups

As the festive season draws near, we have

  • Produced a series of punchy posters for display around the town
  • Produced a “Who to call in an emergency” infographic
  • Drawn up “Protocols for the Holiday Season” to be used by rental agents, holiday home owners, B&Bs and guest houses
  • Initiated the collection of chronic and emergency medication from the pharmacy to alleviate congestion and safeguard our ‘oldies’

Our work is ongoing! The pandemic is not over! Every donation is used wisely!

Click here for “Who to call in an emergency”
Click here for information on medicine collection
Click here for “COVID-19 Symptoms Poster”

 

COASTAL KINDNESS INCOME AND EXPENDITURE SUMMARY AS AT 30/11/2020
INCOME  
Kind donations R 125 627.75
EXPENSES  
Equipment etc. R 58 802.97
FUNDS AVAILABLE R 66 824.78
Less interest free start-up loan -R 15 000.00
Net Funds R 51 824.78
COSTS STILL TO BE REIMBURSED  
Cell phones R 1 362.00
Phone data for volunteers R 120.00
Memory sticks R 285.00
Printing R 500.00
Security door R 15 000.00
Plans for SAPS/Clinic R 4 000.00
CPAP Machine R 13 000.00
  R 34 267.00
IMMEDIATE FUTURE COSTS  
PPE Equipment R 4 000.00
Regulators R 9 000.00
Refill oxygen cylinders R 1 000.00
Printing posters for holiday campaign R 2 000.00
  R 16 000.00

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