Helping Hand

Family Care Foundation project partner: Helping Hand, Capetown South Africa

Helping Hand project managers Anthony and Anna Mizrany

Helping Hand has been operational in Capetown since 1999, delivering food, clothing and educational materials to local soup kitchens for disadvantaged children, homes for the unwed and abused mothers, clinics for HIV/AIDs patients, as well as to orphanages throughout the greater Cape area.

In a given year, Helping Hand may procure and distribute over 40,000 kg of fresh food; 60,000 rolls and loaves of bread; 22,000 items of clothing; 14,000 pairs of shoes; 14,000 toys and baby items; and other needs for the poor valued at over half a million dollars.

One such recipient agency has estimated that, based on what Helping Hand has delivered to them over the years, they have set out 2.5 million meals to clients from black townships via their soup kitchen. Additionally the agency distributes to the disadvantaged clothes, shoes, baby carriages and strollers, and other needs that Helping Hand provides. Read more