HOUT BAY CARES!
CARES stands for Community Awareness Rehabilitation Education Support Services, and is a community development project working in Hangberg and Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay. The project supports communities in need through integrated rehabilitation programmes with life skills workshops and the Care Centre for children at risk.
Through the popular piggy bank and ambassador Viola, Queen of the Bay, the Bay Harbour Market community was successful in collecting ‘change for change’ from visitors at the market to be contributed to CARES. The funds raised were matched rand-for-rand by Bay Harbour Market.
This program is managed by Non-Profit Organisation, FavorSA and a whopping 82% of youths and adults in the programme have opportunities to make a positive contribution to their lives, their families and their communities by living in recovery and learning life skills.
The awesome folks over at Cape Markets covered this story! Check out their article here.
Next time you’re at the market lookout for VIOLA! She was recently given a sassy summer-makeover by the students from The Lalela Project, another cultural and community partner to The Bay Harbour Market.