Tomorrow between 07:00 and 09:00 we will be counting the households that help the environment and support the livelihoods of our reclaimers by separating their recycling from their waste. Thank you to everyone who helps!
When lockdown began in late March, a group in our suburb came together to assist Brixies who were unable to work because of the pandemic. Between April and August, we were able to assist more than 400 families with food parcels and Shoprite vouchers. Many received assistance several times throughout the pandemic. We received generous support from companies like Pick n Pay, and organisations like the Parkview Residents Association and the Melville/Viva Foundation food parcel programme (thank you to Cllr. Bridget Steer for helping us broker these Ward 87 relationships). But our core donors and volunteers were an extraordinary group of Brixton residents, who gave money, organised donations, and assisted with administration and deliveries. Very special thanks to Ryan Brown for leading the effort, and Lucy Msomi, Refilwe Rabaji, Mark Schaerer, Teboho Makhanya, Sophia Welz, Ann Simmonds, Frederika Baxter, Loveness Mutuzi, Ncedile Mpofu and Yevone Nkiwane. You make #BrixtonBeautiful
Special thanks to our donors:
Rita Henn and Partners, Robert and Richard, Kate, Anonymous, Anonymous, JCK and BW, Josh Brown, Noreen, Jay Brown, Liz, Tamas from Hungary, Mark Schaerer, Anonymous, Lausanne and Julia Johanos, Dhashen, Esme Westcott, P. Geline, Catherine, Valentin, Henry, Naadira and Zen, Raphael Chaskalson, Anonymous, Isha & Prashaan, Elzabé Zietsman, Grethe and Christo, Gerrit, Fatima RnB, Kim H., Hugh and Soleil, Shaun and Wytske, Pyotr Kropotkin, I and J, Katy, Klavs Skovsholm, Christian Peters, Frederika Baxter, Bronwyn, Michelle Coetzee, Andrea Fischer, Iolandi, Raffael and Tamara, DuQani, Paul Hartzenberg, Anu, Raphael Chaskalson
"Where I learnt the meaning of community - home away from home."
"From Crosby to Brixton. Let's all help each other."
"Brixton is a beautiful Joburg community. Sending strength to all who live there!"
You make #BrixtonBeautiful
Food for Fietas
THANK YOU! We have ended our soup for Fietas initiative. Yola and her team are still cooking every day, and you can still help. You can donate dried food and veg, especially if it has a good shelf life like onion, potato, cabbage, squash.
Also remember Yola can always find a home for things like clothing, appliances, toys, etc.
During lockdown Blossom took care to put a flower up every day, and then on her other set of windows some birds started appearing. It was a beautiful display for everyone that walks past - if you look now you might see something new!
'My motivation was to spark curiosity about what was going on. And also to do something each day to keep me occupied. The birds symbolised a new level of freedom in level 4.' #BrixtonBeautiful
Good Food in the Hood!
The Roving Bantu is closing their restaurant, but they are not closing down! Click here to find out what they are up to: https://rovingbantu.co.za/
Our neighbourhood café, Breezeblock, is open and serving meals in their beautiful restaurant and courtyard.
Deli Den has moved to 167 High Street. Kotas, burgers, toasties - and they've got some great combo specials!
We will keep updating this list - let us know if you are selling food in Brixton! #LocalisLekker
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