Our newest project - Tokai Lion Barbel Schelling visited high school girls in Germany and created enough funds for Tokai Lions to support four or five high schools in Cape Town which need help with providing sanitary products to young girls who cannot afford to purchase them.  Young community girls often miss four to five days each month because of the lack of sanitary products.  So far we have provided to Capricorn High School in Vrygrond, Lavender Hill High, Sibelius Sec School, Muizenberg High School and Crestway.  



We collect donations for, and raise funds for, baby items such as nappies, clothes, toys, blankets, plus baby care items such as creams and soap.  These items are packed into bags and distributed to community maternity units around the Cape Town area.  For new mothers who have very little, or sometimes nothing, for their newborn, they will receive a baby care pack to provide the essentials needed for the new baby.

We also hold regular packing events whereby we invite those who have donated funds or items to the project to come along and assist in packing the baby packs.  At our recent packing event we packed 200 packs ready for distribution.  Seniors from Mez Wallach joined the event, they have knitted and sewn together squares to produce a wonderful array of baby items.  Also girls from Rustenburg Girls High School joined, the school donated over 3,000 knitted squares to make baby blankets.




The gift of sight is an important gift to deliver to the community. Tokai Lions Club supports and works with the Jonga Trust to go out into the community to deliver free eye screening and free readers for tested patients. The funds we contribute to this project are by our fundraising and donations. Tokai Lions in conjunction with the Jonga Trust run an eye clinic in Khayelitsha.  Recently German eyewear specialist Fielmann donated 7000 pairs of children's spectacle frames.  




We get involved with many, many activities in our community which fall under our Community Outreach programme.  These activities include annual events such as providing Christmas lunch for Mez Wallach seniors home, Bag A Burger environmental initiative, beach clean ups, One to One, Children's Christmas outings, or more urgent needs such as more recently providing food and stocks to local firefighters who were working 24/7 for days to control the Cape Town fires which unforgivenly destroyed property, flora, and fauna in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town.

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