The Collection By Liz McGrath contributes to local communities on Mandela Day

The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, Cape Town

This year The Cellars a collection drive was implemented and everyone contributed by donating what they could. Along with this The Cellars donated linen, towels and blankets. Donations were made to DARG Animal Shelter, James House, Victoria Hospital and the Haven Shelter in Wynberg. To the Haven Shelter we delivered a delicious meal prepared by our chefs to their doors for lunch. The Sales and Marketing team also collected toys and blankets which were donated to the Red Cross Children’s Hospital.

DARG Animal Shelter is pro-life animal shelter is located in Hout Bay, started in 1995 by a group of animal loving volunteers. This shelter doesn’t only focus on abused and abandoned animals but also on the rehabilitation and maintenance of all animals. The shelter has a ‘wishlist’ and asks for donations of all kinds for the animals and the shelter.

James House and The Cellars have working together for many years to help support, encourage and sustain the children and community of Hout Bay. Currently housing approximately 20 beds in the home, James House is a vital in helping to improve the lives of many disadvantaged people in the community.

We were first introduced to the Haven Shelter in Wynberg last year on Mandela Day, when we delivered towels, soaps, and food to help them through the day. The shelter homes and rehabilitates people by providing food, shelter, toiletries and clothing. In addition they feed up to 1000 per day.

The Marine Hotel, Hermanus

At The Marine Hotel some of the team donated a few hours of their time to helping a local Child Welfare Crèche. We painted a wall that encloses a crèche and planted trees in the children’s play area.  We also made a pot of vegetable soup for the 60 children at the crèche for lunch.

The Plettenberg Hotel, Plettenberg Bay

The Plettenberg collected linen and towels which we donated to a local children’s charity called Born In Africa.  Some of the team helped the Botanical Society and the Bitou Municipality to clean the Lookout Rocks area and remove the invasive plant Lantana Camera. The Plettenberg also donated food to the local soup kitchen and some of the team helped prepare and serve lunch.

The Plettenberg Hotel donated food and made lunch at the local soup kitchen

The Sales and Marketing team collected toys and blankets for the Red Cross Children’s Hospital

The Marine Hotel team helping at the local Child Welfare Creche

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