Donations do not always have to be monetary. Discounts, supplies and furniture are helpful to the school. Up with Downs School, Hostel, Workshop and Adult Home all have wish lists. Please contact the school at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 044 870 8770, if you are interested in helping.
UP WITH DOWN’S WISHLIST 2020
|SCHOOL||WORKSHOP||GARDEN||NEWLY BUILT ADULT HOME|
|Laptops and software||Fabric for our sewing workshop||Garden Shed||Furniture and accessories to furnish a 10 bedroom Adult Home with communal lounge and kitchen.|
|Artificial grass/astro for playground||Scatter cushion inners for our handmade covers||Trellis for climbers|
|Paper shredder||DIY accessories and tools||Planters|
|Laminating pouches (A3 & A4)||Woodwork powertools||Wheelbarrow|
|Renovation of our playhouse in the garden||Seedlings|
|Cutlery (knives, forks, spoons and teaspoons)|
|Patio/garden table and chairs for the Life Skills centre|
|Kick bikes/balance bikes/three wheel bicycles|
Special needs children tend to generate more expenses than mainstream children, and we have parents that struggle to pay their school and/or hostel fees due to the higher living cost of these children. By sponsoring a child’s school or hostel fees it alleviates many of the pressures in the families’ lives.
One of the biggest gifts you can give to someone is to give of yourself and your time. Whether it is a weekly art class for an hour or assisting at the swimming pool, sharing your knowledge and/or time is be greatly appreciated. Volunteers to teach the teen boys woordwork and DIY skills are needed.
WALL OF FRIENDSHIP
The wall of friendship has a prime position in the school’s foyer. The wooden bricks say “thank you” to businesses and people who have donated a single amount of R1000.00 to Up with Down’s.
MY SCHOOL CARD
By joining MySchool and nominating Up with Down’s as your chosen school, additional funds are raised. Using your MySchool card at selected outlets such as Woolworths, Spur and Waltons makes a difference for the school.