22Nov2022
COVID-19 Oasis Policy Update

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92 Bowery St., NY 10013

thepascal@mail.com

+1 800 123 456 789

DONATIONOASIS

Oasis Food Parcel Appeal 2022

Dear Oasis family,

Your generosity for our food parcel campaign at the end of 2021 helped to care for, nourish, and encourage 400 of our beneficiaries’ households.

Many of us are still bouncing back economically from 2020 and 2021. Oasis has been incredibly fortunate to be supported by generous friends and supporters – thank you so much.

This year marks our 14th year of food parcels.
We are aiming to give 400 beneficiaries with intellectual disabilities, the gift of food, nourishment, and care.

One parcel now costs approximately R670, almost 12% up on last year’s prices.

We aim, with your help, to fill as many parcels as possible between now and Christmas closure.

You don’t need to contribute an entire parcel, any amount or item is greatly appreciated.

Each parcel will hold nourishing, low-cost food, health, and hygiene items, as well as a few treats.

Every rand, every tin of baked beans, every packet of rice donated helps us put together a food parcel.

We hope that you will assist us in gifting our beneficiaries and their families, by supporting our appeal and sharing this message with your family, friends, colleagues, and neighborhood groups.

Thank you to all who can assist.

Kind regards

Gail Bester

Executive Director   |   021 671 2698    |   www.oasis.org.za

 

Drop Off
For all food item donations, we have set up a collection point at the Recycling drop-off at Oasis Claremont (Cnr Lee and Imam Haron Roads) 
 

Cash Donations
Cash donations can be dropped off directly at our Claremont Oasis Book + Bric-a-Brac shops, where the cashiers will ring up your donation under ‘food parcels’.

Direct Deposit/EFT
Account name: Oasis Association
Bank: First National Bank
Branch: Claremont
Acc no: 593 7179 7078
Branch code: 200 109

Important
Please stipulate FOOD PARCEL on any donation. 
If you require a Section 18A tax receipt for a rebate, please include your NAME and CONTACT DETAILS. 

Email us
Please email your deposit slip or proof of EFT to donor@oasis.org.za

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www.oasis.org.za

OASISRECYCLING

#RecyclingHeroes of Global Recycling Day 2022

PRESS RELEASE 

Global Recycling Foundation        www.globalrecyclingfoundation.org

 

Global Recycling Foundation announces #RecyclingHeroes of Global Recycling Day 2022     

London, March 18, 2022

 

Immediate release – The Global Recycling Foundation today announces the 10 winners of their Recycling Heroes 2022 award marking Global Recycling Day 18th. March.

The winners of $ 1000 each are drawn from individuals and business leaders, sole traders, and multinationals who despite continuing hardships have managed to sustain their efforts to promote the value of recycling.

Ranjit Baxi, Founding President of the Global Recycling Foundation, said: “The world has been enduring exceptionally difficult times and we are delighted to have received so many remarkable entries from around the world.

“Indeed, to recognise the efforts made by a large number of start-ups despite two years of the Coronavirus pandemic, GRF has decided to make 4 additional awards of $250 each.”

 

The winners:

Schuler Rohstoff GmbH, Germany – Each year recycle about 280,000 tons of scrap –and are particularly proud that they can inspire so many women for our love of scrap. Half of the administrative staff are women empowering women and promoting their interest in the Recycling industry.

Una Mano per la Scuola, Italy – This committee made by parents of students from 6th to 14th years old (students of primary and secondary schools in Inveruno, Milan province, in Italy) is raising awareness on recycling & sustainability matters by organizing, with the support of the Municipality of Inveruno, for students to collect waste in the “Trash Challenge” for recycling as well as promoting planting of Trees by the students.

Vintz Plastic, Kenya – We are the leading plastic recycling company in Kenya recycling at least 25 tonnes of plastic waste per day. Our business model is unique because we promote circular manufacturing economy by making storage tanks and household items using the recycled plastics as the raw material. We place a strong emphasis of working with and training women in the process of collecting and sorting plastic.

Baby On The Move, New Zealand – An innovative effort to divert expired child restraints from going to landfill. Instead, together have created a stewardship solution of recycling car seat thereby reducing the waste which would otherwise be landfilled.

Ecocykle Limited, Nigeria – a youth-led social enterprise that promotes environmental sustainability, ecosystem restoration, the circular economy, and improved public health by providing effective waste management services to low-income communities who lack sustainable waste management options. Over the last two years, the company has overseen the training of more than 2000 young men and women on how to start their own waste recycling enterprises.

 

Oasis Association, South Africa – since 1952, the organisation has grown to support over 566 intellectually disabled beneficiaries. The organisations activities are all supported through the Recycling and thrift initiatives that fund 56% of Oasis annual income providing sustainable employment in recycling.

 

Brewster Bros, Scotland, UK – a family business centred on the principles of the circular economy turning CDE (concrete, demolition and excavating waste) into quality recycled products which can be sold back into the construction industries, diverting tons of waste from landfill and to create recycled product.

RecycleForce, Indiana, USA – is committed to reducing crime through employment and job training, while improving the environment through (WEE) waste electronics recycling. Since 2006, RecycleForce has safely recycled more than 65 million pounds of electronic waste while providing environmental job training to thousands.

Green Club of Lubanga Primary School, Zambia – Schoolchildren in the Green Club are promoting recycling by collecting waste drink bottles to make litter bins for keeping the school clean. One of the biggest environmental issues in schools is litter. The Green Club members collect used drink bottles littered around the school and community and use them for their Green and Clean school project.

Norwegian Refugee Council, Norway – Working in Bangladesh, to address the existing problem of plastic pollution in refugee camps, thus paving a way for more efficient solid waste management. NRC initiated Producing Shelter Materials from Recycled Plastic project in partnership with Field Ready to recycle the waste plastics produced by the Rohingya refugee community and surrounding host community people, to transform them into safe and sustainable shelter protection products

 

The four additional start-up award winners are:

Japheth Sunday, Nigeria – Japheth is reducing environmental pollution in the community with his JETSAR project by converting biowaste to electrical energy that powers the house including appliances, thus providing one answer to meet renewable energy needs in the country.

Precious Plastic, India – Precious Plastic is running a ragpicker co-operative. In this they buy plastic waste from ragpickers. This waste is recycled into plastic granules and sold to plastic product manufacturers. Profits from the sale of granules are distributed equally among the ragpickers helping the local economy.

Circular Shield, Slovenia – supporting sorted collection and recycling of used beverage cardboards, and creating a local, functioning model of circular economy as we return paper products made of regenerated cellulose.

Çelebi KALKAN, Turkey -. Celebi, a primary school teacher has been working on STEM education for sustainable development purposes since 2015. She believes in promoting educational awareness and sustainable development goals to support present and future generations who must be equipped not only with technical knowledge and skills, but also with a deeper understanding of the values needed to create a peaceful and sustainable future.

 

 

For further information contact Global Recycling Foundation team:

press@globalrecyclingfoundation.org

Ranjit Baxi +447860525159 www.globalrecyclingday.com

 

About the Global Recycling Foundation

The Global Recycling Foundation supports the promotion of recycling, and the recycling industry, across the world to showcase its vital role in preserving the future of the planet. It will promote Global Recycling Day as well as other educational programmes, awareness projects and innovation initiatives which focus on the sustainable and inclusive development of recycling.

OASISWISHLIST

Our Wishlist

Our shops are the heartbeat of our income and without stock we simply cannot support our beneficiaries.

We gratefully accept donated goods to be sold in our Oasis shops or online, especially:

  • household goods
  • clothes, hats and caps, shoes and handbags
  • books
  • bric-a-brac
  • backpacks, tog bags and suitcases
  • dishes and glassware
  • collectibles
  • jewellery
  • furniture
  • working electronics and electrical appliances
  • toys and games
  • cds, dvds and LPs
  • camping, sports, gardening and outdoor equipment
  • art
CHARITYDONATIONOASISWISHLIST

Ways to support Oasis

Members of the public who support our recycling projects, bakeries and shops are the lifeblood of our sustainability. Monetary donations come from individuals, small and large businesses, funders, trust funds and foundations, while many in the corporate world assist us with donated or discounted services and products.

We are deeply grateful to you all.

1. Make a monetary donation to Oasis

All of our services and programmes are funded by donations from generous individuals, companies and trusts as well as by proceeds from our shops, bakery, recycling, and contract work projects.

There are numerous ways to donate to help support Oasis and our beneficiaries:
• Once-off Donation:

Simply click the DONATE button on any page of the website. You will be directed to the Payfast website to make a once-off donation. Please remember to provide your contact details.

• Once-off Donation via SnapScan

Please remember to provide your contact details.

Donate via EFT:

Make a direct deposit into our bank account:

Oasis Association
FNB Vineyard Road, Claremont
Branch no 204209
Current account number 59371797078
Swift code FIRNZAJJ

Please email us confirmation of your deposit and contact details to the emails below so that we can thank you and send your receipt!
info@oasis.org.za and accounts2@oasis.org.za

Monthly Contribution

Setting up a monthly debit order or recurring credit card payment will assist us tremendously in planning and budgeting for the sustained care of our beneficiaries with intellectual disabilities.

2.  Gift a donation 

Want to make a donation on behalf of a friend or family member for a special occasion? Contact us to find out more.

info@oasis.org.za and accounts2@oasis.org.za

3. MySchool/MyVillage card

Select Oasis as your beneficiary and we will benefit each time you swipe your card at any Pick n Pay or Woolworths till – it’s that simple! Every little bit helps!

4. Donate used goods or books

Our charity shops and bookshops are a vital source of funding. We sell anything from furniture, art household goods, quality used clothing, bric-a-brac, toys, and books. We welcome donations of any of these items that are in a sellable condition.  

Please drop off at Oasis recycling (corner Imam Haron and Lee Road Claremont). 
Opening hours: Mondays – Fridays 8:30 to 3:30 and Saturdays 9:00 to 1:00.

5. Collect the small change

A collection tin at your place of work or club premises can add up to make a big difference to those in need. Please drop off your collection at Oasis Association on the corner of Imam Haron and Lee Road Claremont.

6. Make a bequest

Consider leaving a gift to Oasis in your will. Contact us for more information.

info@oasis.org.za

7. Support our campaigns

Food Parcel Appeal:

Each year from October to December we run our Food parcel appeal where we aim to gift our beneficiaries with the gift of food, nourishment, and care. One parcel costs approximately R600, and the aim, with your help, is to fill as many parcels as possible between now and Christmas closure. You don’t need to contribute an entire parcel, any amount or item is greatly appreciated.

Our Banking Details

Oasis Association,
First National Bank
Account number 59371797078
Claremont Branch Code 204209
Swiftcode FIRNZAJJ
VAT: 4230102206

Contribute via SnapScan

Name of company: Oasis Association  Postal address: Private Bag X23, Claremont 7735  Physical Address: 33 Lee Road, Claremont  Telephone: 021 671 2698  Contact: Gail Bester, Executive Director

NPO  002 937    |     PBO   930006609

Other Centres and services at Lee Road, Claremont, Pokkiedoring Road, Delft, 16th Street, Elsies River, Chukker Road, Kenwyn, Christians Street, Ravensmead, Sakabula Road, Ruyterwacht

Did you know? Donations to Oasis are deductible tax expenses in terms of Section 18A of the Income Tax Act.
INCOME TAX: Oasis Association is exempt from income tax in terms of Section 10(1) (f) of the Income Tax Act.
DONATIONS TAX: Oasis is exempt from tax in terms of Section 56(1) (i & j) of Act 58 of 1962.

8. Drop off stock for our shops

Our shops are the heartbeat of our income and without stock we simply cannot support our beneficiaries.

We gratefully accept donated goods to be sold in our Oasis shops or online, especially:

  • household goods
  • clothes, hats and caps, shoes and handbags
  • books
  • bric-a-brac
  • backpacks, tog bags and suitcases
  • dishes and glassware
  • collectibles
  • jewellery
  • furniture
  • working electronics and electrical appliances
  • toys and games
  • cds, dvds and LPs
  • camping, sports, gardening and outdoor equipment
  • art

9. Moving house?

Scaling down? Emigrating? Moving on?

Our collection service will gladly collect any larger item of furniture in good repair, free of charge, including awkward pieces of furniture or garden items. For smaller items, please drop off your pre-loved, unwanted goods at Oasis in Claremont, on the corner of Lee and Imam Haron road.

Decluttering is the new shopping!

Donating items that you no longer want, or need is a win-win for all!  For you, it means being able to declutter and get more organised, especially before a potential house move.  It is also intrinsically rewarding.  For us, it assists in sustaining our meaningful initiatives and allows us to grow to further support people with intellectual disabilities.

Contact us Email Beraldine at recycling@oasis.org.za

Find OUR DROP OFF at Corner of Lee and Imam Haron Road, Claremont.
Trading hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm; Saturdays 9:00am – 1pm

10. Become a corporate sponsor

While we strive to be as self-sustaining as possible, with a high percentage of our annual income raised through our income generating projects, we are extremely grateful for the support and partnerships that assist us in expanding our impact and reach.  It enables us to continue doing what we do (and love!)

There are various ways a company can work with us:

  • Contract us to collect your recycling
  • Contract our Outsourced Business Services to assist with business requirements for example packaging, labelling, assembling etc.
  • Order delicious baked goods and sandwiches from our bakery for your meetings and events
  • Sponsor individual beneficiaries to support their wellbeing
  • Sponsor the residential costs for ten residents per year
  • Sponsor a vehicle, or the running costs thereof I would like to think this through
For more information please email us info@oasis.org.za

We are proud to be associated with some of the most established and largest brands and companies in South Africa. We are also associated with numerous smaller companies.  These organisations recognise the crucial work we do in making the lives of the intellectually disabled happier, healthier, and more fulfilling.

Any questions? Contact us here.

OASISRECYCLING

Oasis Recycling etiquette

Our Claremont recycling services are open 
Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 3:30pm and Saturday, 8.30am – 1pm.

 

Here are some friendly reminders regarding recycling etiquette at Oasis:
  • Please remember to package and drop off your waste in one container.
  • Kindly pre-rinse all food containers such as cans, glass bottles etc. before delivery.
  • Kindly refrain from leaving your recycling at Oasis, should we be closed.
  • Please take careful note of items we cannot accept or recycle.

Our recycling services are limited which means we are not able to accept ALL recycling. We can only take glass, aluminium tins, all paper, cardboard, magazines and books. 

 

We can accept:

  • All paper, including newspapers, magazines, pamphlets, junk mail, circulars, office scrap, envelopes and books. If the latter is in a good condition, please consider donating it to the bookstore.
  • Brown Cardboard boxes
  • All glass bottles and jars.
  • All cooldrink cans. (Aluminium only)

We cannot accept:

  • No plastic, at all, of any sort. So, no clingwrap, no florist wrap or cellophane. No margarine tubs. None of those thin plastic packets, used for bread, milk or veggies. And no plastic or cellophane food trays, at all, whether used for meat, muffins, fruit or biscuits.
  • No food cans
  • No printed cereal boxes
  • No colour cardboard
  • No egg boxes
  • No wax-lined boxes. Including banana boxes, milk cartons, juice cartons or yoghurt boxes.
  • No styrofoam products.
  • No foil items.
  • No
  • No broken glass
  • No garden refuse, LED Batteries, medicine or light bulbs
  • Disposable nappies, food scraps, PVC like JIVE cooldrink bottles, wet waste, chemical waste or medical waste.


Please pay particular attention to this list. 

We do apologise for the inconvenience this may cause. We understand these restraints are frustrating, however COVID-19 has made the recycling of the above-listed items impractical for the time being and we simply do not have the manpower to render a full service. We will keep you up-to-date, and advise the moment these restraints are removed. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support. 

 

Need to get in touch with us:
OASIS RECYCLING (DOMESTIC DROP-OFF/BUSINESS COLLECTIONS)
Recycling Manager – Beraldine Jagers
recycling@oasis.org.za
Cnr Lee Road and Imam Haron Claremont, 7708
021 671 2698

 

DONATIONOASIS

Oasis Food Parcel Appeal 2021

Dear Oasis family,

Your generosity for our food parcel campaign at the end of 2020 helped to care for, nourish, and encourage 350 of our beneficiaries’ households. We are all mindful of the challenges that millions of South Africans have experienced over the past 19 months.  Challenges that have been felt across the globe.  In trying to aid and do our part, Oasis has distributed hundreds upon hundreds of food parcels during this period to those who have found themselves unable to feed their families.  We have also provided social, emotional and health support.

Now in our 13th year of food parcels, this year we are aiming to give 400 beneficiaries with intellectual disabilities, the gift of food, nourishment, and care. One parcel costs approximately R600, and the aim, with your help, is to fill as many parcels as possible between now and Christmas closure. You don’t need to contribute an entire parcel, any amount or item is greatly appreciated.

Each parcel will hold nourishing, low-cost food, health and hygiene items, as well as a few treats.

 

Every rand, every tin of baked beans, or packet of rice donated helps us put together a food parcel. We hope that you will assist us in gifting our beneficiaries with intellectual disabilities and their families, by supporting our appeal and sharing this message with your family, friends, colleagues and neighborhood groups.

The details of how to give a tin, or packet of food, or to contribute cash towards filling parcels are below.

 

Thank you to all who can assist. I am also so aware that many who have helped in the past are not able to anymore because of the havoc wreaked by the pandemic.

You remain in our thoughts.

We all look forward to a time when things will be easier for all of us.

Kind regards Gail Bester Executive Director   |   021 671 2698

 

 

 

 

 

Food parcel list is here..

DROP OFF

For all food item donations, we have set up a collection point at the Recycling drop-off, in Claremont: Cnr Lee and Imam Haron Roads.

SNAPSCAN

CASH DONATIONS

Cash donations can be dropped off directly at our Claremont Oasis Book Store and Bric-a-Brac shop where the cashiers will ring up your donation under “food parcels”.

DIRECT DEPOSIT/EFT

Deposit directly into:

Account name: Oasis Association

Bank: First National Bank

Branch: Claremont

Acc no: 593 7179 7078

Branch code: 200 109

If you drop off cash or deposit money into our bank account, please stipulate FOOD PARCEL and give us your NAME and CONTACT DETAILS, so that we can issue you with a Section 18A tax receipt for your tax rebates.

EMAIL US Please email your deposit slip or EFT transaction download to donor@oasis.org.za

REUSE

Creative succulent ideas from upcycled treasures

Succulents are unique and eye-catching plants that deserve a vessel that matches their interesting charm. Transform second hand and pre-loved finds like thermoses, tea cups, and broken typewriters into upcycled garden ideas to house succulents.

Vintage radio planter 

Once a countertop essential, a turn-dial radio makes the perfect home for a succulent garden. How to: Using a tiny screwdriver, remove the radio’s back panel. With the help of wire cutters, pull out as much of the inner workings of the radio as possible. To make room for a planting vessel—a loaf pan works well—cut a rectangle opening out of the plastic top of the radio using a stencil cutter. Slip the container inside, replace the back panel, and plant. Image credit: Jason Donnelly

Tea Cup Succulent garden

For a one-of-a-kind gift that’s as pretty as a bouquet (but less expected), pot up succulents in a sweet little vessel. Use a white cup for a modern look or an ornate one for a vintage feel. Use 2-inch succulents (or newly propagated plants) for this project such as Hylotelephium pluricaule, echeveria, Jovibarba, or string-of-pearls (Senecio rowleyanus). The plants are shallow-rooted so they will live happily in a teacup. Image credit: Ed Gholic

Meat grinder planter

This proves that even the most unexpected items can become succulent gardens! Echeveria subsessilis, its dusty blue leaves rimmed with pink, sprouts whimsically from a vintage hand-crank meat grinder clamped to a table. Image credit: Ryann Ford

Metal cart Succulent garden

Filled to the brim with bristly and sculptural plants, a rusty metal cart contains a variety of succulents. Old carts and wheelbarrows can be unique upcycled planters for outdoor succulent displays, creating levels of interest in your garden. Image credit: Ryann Ford

Metal desk Caddy planter

The cubbies and drawers of old metal filing bins hold succulents instead of office supplies. Moss and wood add texture to the Zen-style arrangement in this upcycled planter. Image credit: Ryann Ford

Typewriter garden

Celebrate a portable typewriter’s years of service by bringing it to life with succulents. How to: Using pliers, wire cutters, and a small screwdriver, remove all the typewriter’s interior mechanisms for this upcycling idea. After the cavity is clean, nestle a small planting container—such as a disposable food storage bin—inside the typewriter. Fill the bin with cactus potting mix, and plant with a variety of succulents boasting unique textures, shapes, and colors. Image credit: Jason Donnelly

Thermos succulent garden

Cylindrical and sleek, retro thermoses with metallic sheens offer a fun contrast to the various fleshy, spiky, and curvy leaves of succulents. Fill each thermos and its lid with cactus potting mix. Add plants, firming the potting mix around the root zones. Water plants when the soil is dry to the touch. Image credit: Jason Donnelly

Upcycled Sign Letter Planter

Turn a salvaged metal sign letter into a gorgeous, green monogram for your front porch by filling with succulents and mosses. You can pick up letters of all shapes, sizes and colours at thrift shops. To take this project to the next level, spell out a full word for a stunning piece of living art.

Vintage Plastic Toy Garden Accents

A tiny menagerie of plastic animals traipses through a trio of potted succulent cuttings. Colourful gravel adds a fun accent. Image credit: Ryann Ford

Original article; https://www.bhg.com/gardening/container/plans-ideas/unique-planters-succulents/

DONATIONRECYCLINGSHOPS

Decluttering is the new shopping

It’s a simple fact of life, stuff gathers! Despite our best of intentions, things just pile up. Are you downsizing? Or moving? Or, maybe you had to make space for that ‘ remote’ home office. Whatever the reason, you have ‘stuff’ lying around the house. Things you don’t want, don’t use, or are just plain tired of seeing. We can help! It doesn’t matter what it is. Unwanted furniture, electrical appliances, home ware, toys, books, sports gear, we will take it all and more, at no cost, as stock for our shops. You don’t have to wait till you move, to de-clutter and simplify. Do it today! If you have any items you need to dispose of, that are too good to actually throw away, give us a call.

When you donate to a charity like Oasis, you are making someone’s day!  Your unwanted goods, when resold, support the work of Oasis Association for Intellectual Disability.

 

FREE COLLECTION: For large items such as fridges, beds, couches and other furniture we will even collect for free within the Cape Town area!

How your donation helps:

Most charities accept gently used items, especially furniture and household goods, which can be used for resale. Oasis is no different. We will accept all gently-used items, especially:

  • furniture,
  • household goods,
  • clothes,
  • books
  • and bric-a-brac.

Your unwanted goods are then sold, in one of our Oasis shops or online, to raise money to support our beneficiaries and their families. Our shops are the heartbeat of our income. Without stock we simply cannot support our beneficiaries and their families. Our collection service is willing to collect any larger item of furniture, for free. Including those awkward, hard to transport, larger pieces of furniture or garden items you have been struggling to get rid of.

Items that Oasis accepts:

Oasis will accept:

  • all furniture donations,
  • clothing donations,
  • accessories,
  • dishes and glassware,
  • collectibles,
  • working electronics,
  • books
  • and art.

For smaller items please drop off your previously loved unwanted goods at Oasis in Claremont.

The bottom line:

Donating those items you no longer want or use to charity, benefits everyone. It’s a great way for you to get organized. And, if you are moving, our removing of your excess items will assist in making your move that little bit easier. PLUS, you will be supporting, empowering and assisting the work of Oasis Association for Intellectual Disability. For more information on our collection services email Beraldine at recycling@oasis.org.za

Find us at Corner of Lee and Imam Haron Road, Claremont. Trading hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm; Saturdays 9:00am – 1pm

RECYCLINGREUSESHOPS

The Oasis with a heart of love

Used goods across the world are seen as trendy and now. The Oasis Association for Intellectual Disability has a little “village” of four shops at the corner of Lee and Imam Haron Road, Claremont. The planet benefits, as do shoppers and the Oasis Association, when people with a conscience visit our shops. The social enterprises, as well as bakery and recycling projects, provide Oasis with the means to provide developmental opportunities to more than 600 adults and children with moderate to profound disability. Opportunities include specialised daycare for children, housing through group home living, employment and occupation for adults. Eight services are stretched across the city from Claremont to Delft.

Public participation

The general public have always played a pivotal role in the work of Oasis with gifts of time, expertise, donated stock for shops and recycling materials.

“We are deeply grateful to all who play such a generous role in changing lives. The support is really humbling. Just one book donated can feed a child for a week,” says Gail Bester, Executive Director of the Oasis Association.

 

Oasis shops in Claremont

The Oasis shops stock furniture, clothing, household goods, books, games and toys, art, CDs/DVDs, electronic/electrical goods and so much more. All of these items are dropped off as donations. Among all sorts of basic household items, lovely décor items, treasures, costume jewellery, vintage clothing and original artworks can be found.

 

Recycling with Oasis

The recycling drop-off point accepts all paper, cardboard, glass jars, bottles, and aluminium beverage cans. The association appeals to recyclers to keep materials clean and separated, if possible. Oasis does not accept any plastic of any type, and also sells cardboard boxes, glass jars, shredded egg boxes for animal bedding, composting and packaging and various re-usable items.

 

Confidential document shredding

Oasis’s reputation has grown and they are fast becoming the go-to service for reliable document shredding. There is no fee, but a donation is requested which qualifies for an 18A tax exemption receipt.

 

Moving house

Inevitably, when packing up and relocating, boxes of unwanted goodies and pieces of furniture become a nuisance factor. “We will be happy to arrange collection, at no fee, for good quality donated, furniture and goods,” says Beraldine Jagers, recycling manager.

For more information on recycling, shredding or collections, email Beraldine at recycling@oasis.org.za

OASISRECYCLINGSHOPS

Reduce your spending by shopping for previously used products at Oasis

In the past we all thought we had to buy brand new products. This way we spent way too much and often our money ran out before the month did. But fast forward a few years and it is now not only acceptable, but it is trendy to shop from “secondhand shops,” or as some would have it, gently used, previously loved or vintage shops.

Ultimately, it doesn’t matter what you call it, pre-loved shopping not only saves money, but it also saves the planet, and often it benefits a wider cause or small local business. We have all seen charity shops, book exchanges, used furniture shops, entire product lines made from recycled materials and objects, and those wonderful boutiques where exquisite clothing, often once worn, is affordable. Antique shops sell used items – i.e. The items in an antique shop must be used items to qualify as antiques!

Charity shops are not focused on retail sales but rather are a means to an end which could support a cause such as people with disability.

 

Your saving money by shopping at these shops becomes mindful shopping with conscience.  Their shelves are usually packed with all sorts of quirky, interesting treasures, scattered amongst entirely everyday items. It is not unusual to see a beautiful crystal glass juxtaposed against a cheap coffee mug. These conscience shops offer a wide range of products dependent on what the donors donate. Stock changes constantly, so you never know what you will find, and you need to keep popping in. But they are guaranteed to save you money.

Several entrepreneurs have set up businesses around selling products made from recycled materials or by just selling on used goods.  At these stores, items like used wooden pallets and cardboard boxes are sold at much less than the original price.  Reuse and recycling are two of the chief pillars to managing our domestic waste.

Buy local.  Support your local charity shops and businesses selling used products.

 

 

UPCYCLING

2021 is the year of upcycling. Many people find themselves in a financial squeeze and it is time for a little out-of-the-box creative thinking.  Anyone can join the upcycling revolution.

Upcycling most often “… creates a product of higher quality or value than the original.”   It is all about a splash of creativity, taking something old, and worn, and turning it into something chic, modern, and useful.

A full-length evening dress is the new mini dress. The rusted wheelbarrow becomes a planter. The china teacup sans its saucer, is a sugar bowl. Plastic bottles are bird feeders. A surplus dining table cut down to size is a new coffee table. New upholstery, a lick of paint, and new handles can create beautiful trendy furniture.

Look around your own home or your local used product shop and get started with an upcycling project.

For a little inspiration simply Google upcycling ideas. There is a wealth of ideas online that are sure to get your creative juices flowing.

 

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Contact us 021 671 2698 or email us info@oasis.org.za

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