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Coronavirus Appeal Sandbox

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Thousands of people remain stranded on our streets, while City officials are working hard to open temporary shelters, each accommodating up 250 people (find out more here). In the interim, U-turn and our NGO partners are prioritising food drops. Support food drops here.

Please find below:

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ el_id=”faqs”][vc_column_text]Frequently Asked Questions[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion style=”flat” shape=”square” color=”white” active_section=”h” collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”Should I give food to people who are stranded on the streets?” tab_id=”1585561111478-160ed1cc-28e5″][vc_column_text]The short answer is no. While lockdown is in place, please follow the rules. You risk both contracting the virus and spreading the virus among people who are homeless.

Instead please support service centres and food drops in your area. You can find a list of running service centres here or support your nearest food drop here through this donation form.

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  • Check this map of serving points to identify your closest point  (service centres or hotspots for food drops). This map is updated, so check regularly
  • Print the map and give it to people who are homeless in your area (please respect social distancing)
  • If there is no service centre within 5 km of where you are, ask the homeless person where they stay and how many are there, thenget in touch and report the new hotspot here so we can try to include it in a food drop

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Why are there still people who are homeless on the streets?” tab_id=”1585565427570-91ae0408-0383″][vc_column_text]The City of Cape Town is working hard to open temporary shelters during this lockdown. So far they have extended the Colemborg Bridge safe space in the CBD to accommodate an extra 250 people. This is now at capacity. This week they will open Paint City in Bellville to accommodate another 150 people. Additionally, all the permanent shelters are now full and are locked down.

However, there between 4,000 and 9,000 people who remain homeless on the streets who cannot be accommodated.

In the interim, U-turn and NGO partners (like Khulisa and the Service Dining Rooms) are  providing food drops to hotspots. Please support this below.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”How can I help?” tab_id=”1585566027337-78accd44-f41a”][vc_column_text]You can…

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How can you help?

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Support the U-turn Appeal

If you are unable to support through food donations, please consider donating funds instead. If preferred, you can find bank details below

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U-turn Bank Details

Account name: Uturn
Bank: Standard Bank
Branch: Kenilworth Centre
Account Number: 270 325 824
Sort code / branch code: 026209
Swift code: SBZAZAJJ
Transaction reference: Initials Surname | Once-off/Monthly |covid19

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Hotspots for Food Drops

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Updates (last updated Monday, March 30)

  • The City of Cape Town has extended temporary shelter under Culemborg Bridge, to accommodate an additional 250 people. This is now at capacity.
  • The City of Cape Town will be opening temporary shelter at Paint City, Bellville, by the end of the week. This will accommodate up to 150 people.
  • With over 4,000 people homeless in the City, U-turn is proposing micro-sites at churches and community halls.
  • U-turn is working with the City of Cape Town to see how we can assist the thousands of people who will need to be accommodated.
  • In the interim, U-turn will be organising food drops to hotspots. Please let us know if you are seeing a congregation of homeless people that we can deliver food to.
  • U-turn shops closed on Friday, March 27, meaning a 30% loss of income to support our work

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Get in touch

Please use the form below to coordinate delivery or collections or to find out more information about this Coronavirus Appeal.