22Nov2022
COVID-19 Oasis Policy Update

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Category: DONATION

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

SnapScan




www.oasis.org.za

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.

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

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

CHARITYDONATION

2020 in review

It’s been some time since we last chatted… and a lot has happened.

We have worked hard at putting this great Oasis jigsaw puzzle together, one piece at a time, and slowly we are beginning to see the makings of a picture. And yet still, some of the picture remains unseen for now – and it is possible we will find some pieces remain missing.

We find ourselves dealing with some strange anomalies. The most obvious of these is that, aside from a very small group, our Day Centre and Protective Workshop beneficiaries are still not back.

People with intellectual disability are the reason for Oasis’ existence and the fact that they are not here seems unthinkable.

 

However, we only got the official go-ahead from subsidising government departments for a staggered and phasing in return on 15 October. While most of our beneficiaries are not physically with us, we are in contact with them regularly on the phone and at their gates, with parcels to meet needs where we can.

The need for this assistance grows rapidly with each week that passes. We are now distributing over 200 food and care parcels per month. All adult beneficiaries have continued to receive their full stipend during the period of their being at home and the small increase to their disability grants from government has been a help too.

Adult beneficiaries at Oasis Houses have had a long innings of lockdown. The maintenance of their safety through isolation from the public has been rigid. The original group of 24 have since grown to almost 40 through a carefully managed quarantined return to the houses. I pay tribute to those staff, who sacrificed their own family time, to go into quarantine with residents, to offer care and encouragement.

A small group have not come home and remain in the care of their families until later. In the last few months staff and residents have been enjoying “outings” – scenic drives on our buses with picnics, where no one leaves the confines of the bus. The videos of these have been filled with laughter and delighted squeals.

One of the complex parts of our jigsaw puzzle will be the rebuilding and restructuring of routines when all workers and day care children return.

Anyone who has worked with people with intellectual disability will know that their security comes from continuity, structure, consistency and repetition. Many skills will have been lost during this period and teaching and development will be an important focus for many, many months to come.

 

The Claremont branch of the Oasis Books and Bric-a-Brac shop reopened on the 25 July. This opening was essential to our survival and it remains so to this day. Our shops have always been the heartbeat of our income to pay for all the services that we provide to hundreds and hundreds of people with intellectual disability.

The opening was made possible by the loyalty of our customers, easing of lockdown restrictions, and a team of hard-working staff who set about splitting the shop into three areas across our property. They processed a mountain of stock, while all being taught various aspects of safety.

It was lovely seeing our customers after such a long break from each other and I was particularly thrilled that so many commended us for our levels of safety. Their safety and ours is a top priority. While we were incredibly pleased to find that many customers still had cash in their wallets, their words of encouragement and friendship were ultimately the most meaningful.

We also thought it important that our shop cater to those who are vulnerable to risk, hesitant about big malls and crowded shops and who, like all of us, should mask up and socially distance. And so, our little spaza section in the shop was born. We are stocking fresh produce, direct from the market, basic grocery items and many of our baked goods. All of these interlocking pieces are beginning to fit together where “trading with a difference” becomes a reality.

On 3 August we launched our co-operative, selling shelves with homemade pickles, handmade sweets and jams and so on. Our first group of five brave traders from various sectors of work, whose work and livelihoods has been greatly impacted by COVID-19, turned over R24 000+ in their first three weeks.

Their products are not mass produced. Each is carefully handmade and homemade. When you buy their products, you help families bounce back from very tough times, with a nominal handling fee going to Oasis. The craft section of the co-op was added on 3 October with some lovely items.

Our recycling drop-off at Claremont has reopened. At this stage we are asking for GLASS, ALUMINIUM BEVERAGE CANS, BROWN CARDBOARD BOXES/CARTONS, ALL TYPES OF PAPER, BOOKS, MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS.

We have also been doing confidential document shredding again. Please email recycling@oasis.org.za with enquiries. What we have previously failed to explain well is that the chief reason we cannot do recycling at full capacity is that it is labour intensive work and requires a full team of beneficiaries back at work. We will not be taking any plastics and household cardboard of any type, as well as food tins at this time or for the foreseeable future.

As a pre-school child I would stand on “tippy toes” and hook my elbows onto the table edge and watch the adult members of our extended family doing a jigsaw puzzle together. It was always the same – the side pieces first. It strikes me that the side pieces of the current Oasis jigsaw puzzle are a staff team who stand shoulder to shoulder even though their knees buckle at times as they hold the puzzle picture firmly framed. We are still not out of the woods. We have named ourselves “The Rescue Team” because we are doing all we can to rescue our organisation for the beneficiaries to whom it rightfully belongs.

Numerous pieces have been contributed to our puzzle and for these pieces we are truly grateful.

I wish to thank you for –

  • A remarkable response to our Christmas food parcel appeal with over 193 people and businesses ensuring that 350 parcels can assist to sustain beneficiaries’ families over the festive season, not only with nourishing food but care.
  • Words of encouragement, kindness and patience from so many individuals, most especially our shop customers. You have lifted our spirits no end, especially at times when we have felt deep despair.
  • The incredible generosity of our friends, supporters and donors who have kept our shops stocked, given us sanitisers and PPE, given cash and in-kind donations. You have helped sustain livelihoods!
  • Shopping at our shops. We trade with a difference and you shop with conscience. We appreciate you so much.

We see you all as part of our Rescue Team and we thank you sincerely. You remind us that “Hearts that beat to the tune of kindness can change the rhythm of the world.” (C J Peterson)

May the festive season be blessed with love, kindness and good health for you and your families. Please join in the kindness of keeping each other safe through responsible COVID-19 protocols.

May we all stand shoulder to shoulder even when our knees buckle. Your love and kindness may be the one missing piece in our puzzle in 2021.

 

Warm regards

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

DONATION

Oasis Food Parcel Appeal 2020

Dear Oasis family,

Once again, a big “thank you” to everyone who helped us provide food parcels to 314 of our adult and day centre child beneficiaries in 2019. None of us dreamt at the time that within months the entire globe would be in the grips of a health crisis which would impact all of us – some of us very tragically.

We are deeply grateful for your kind and generous support over the years. You have all consistently given. Each year we have reached our target of festive food parcels.

None of this would have been possible without you.

 

The year 2020 has been very different from previous years. We have had to distribute hundreds of food parcels every month to those in need within the Oasis family. There will be no holiday period to speak of this year as we were only permitted to start phasing back our beneficiaries towards the end of November, and most are still at home. Our team is working relentlessly to provide emotional support and social assistance during this difficult time.

Now in our 12th year of food parcels, we are aiming to give 350 beneficiaries the gift of food, nourishment, and care. At a cost of over R600 for one food parcel, the aim is to, with your help, fill as many parcels as possible between now and Christmas closure.

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 and their families by supporting our appeal and sharing this message with your family, friends, and colleagues.

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. To those who can’t, we send our thoughts of support to you.

It has been a really tough year for everyone.

We hope 2021 will be better.

Kind regards

Gail Bester

Executive Director   |   021 671 2698

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.

The food parcel list is here…

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