“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”
– Nelson Mandela
Starlights Creative Club (SCC) was founded by Naomi Kieswetter to drive humanitarian initiatives with the purpose of creating joy in the hearts of those who are met with daily challenges; individuals in emotional and physical pain who often struggle to survive every day.
SCC’s intention is to combine the efforts of a group of women, including women who themselves are resident in old aged homes by putting their hands together in labours of love making items which have been crocheted, knitted and hand stitched.
Our mission is to:
- Share our love
- Use our own inner resources to create
- Give to those who are in need
- Create, to play and to bring joy
Our initiatives in 2017:
- July – Blankets made for Kensington Old Aged Home.
- September – Clothes made and collected for Ubuntu House for abandoned babies.
- December – “Choose to Care” – Christmas Shoe Box gifts.
- Throughout the year – “Naomi’s Tea Emporium”.
1. Kensington Old Aged Home (July 2017 initiative)
In celebration of the Mandela Month of Giving; NTD donated knee blankets, bed socks and beanies to the seniors at Kensington Old Aged Home.
Mandela Day calls on us all, every day, to make the world a better place. In South Africa each year on 18 July, the birthday of Nelson Mandela, we look back on what has been done, and forward to what will be done.
Making every day a Mandela Day celebrates Madiba’s life and legacy in a sustainable way that will bring about enduring change.
2. Clothes made and collected for Ubuntu House for abandoned babies (September 2017 initiative)
SCC donated handmade baby blankets and items of clothing. Collected from individuals baby clothing and various other baby items and donated to the house.
3. “Choose to Care” (December 2017 initiative)
The objective of this initiative is to collect “Xmas wrapped shoe boxes”. The boxes are to contain various toiletry and personal items to be donated as Xmas gifts for seniors in old aged homes.
Supporters are are requested to fill shoe boxes with the items listed below and to also spread the word to as many other individuals as they possibly can to do the same.
Shoe box items: toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush and comb, socks, small body lotion, small face cream, deodorant, body powder, ear buds, facecloth and soap, lip balm/vaseline, tissues, 1 x toilet roll, biscuits/sweets/treat
Shoe Boxes to be delivered by 1 December 2017 to our office:
7 Wilmot Road, Tygerhof Milnerton 7441, Cape Town
Phone: +27 83 4002153
4. “Naomi’s Tea Emporium” at markets around Cape Town
Naomi Kieswetter and helpers have a tea and cake table at various markets around Cape Town for the purpose of raising funds for SCC.
At their market stands they also promote awareness of the importance and value of education, given the high unemployment rate, as well as the socio-economic challenges in South Africa.
Support is always welcome and highly appreciated
Nonprofit organisation number: 46-370-npo