On Saturday morning, 18 July 2020 the Holy Cross Child & Youth Care Centre Orphanage near Belhar cemetery was severely damaged by a fire that unfortunately caused all the children there to lose most of their personal belongings.
We call on our readers, registered members, followers, partners and friends to please assist the Inspire Network NPO in rendering relief services to the  Holy Cross Orphanage.

The #InspireNetwork has engaged with Sister Marion of the orphanage who has indicated that donations of underwear and shoes are urgently required and would be highly appreciated.

Girls and boys ages 2 to 14 need panties, bras, underpants and socks. Shoes range from sizes small 5 to big 6.
Other donations of blankets and clothes will be welcome too.
The items may be dropped off at the convent next to the orphanage or you may contact the Inspire Network to collect it (if you are unable to deliver and you are situated within a reasonable distance).
For more information on the children's ages and sizes, feel free to contact the Inspire Network as they have obtained the detailed lists of requirements.
To offer your assistance directly to Holy Cross Orphanage, to arrange delivery of your direct donations of clothes, other items and offer any other form of help, including offering financial contributions, please contact Sister Marion on 0795112591.
Sister Marion has indicated that for now obtaining direct donations of the required items is their highest priority and financial contributions, though always welcome, is secondary as the physical goods are needed with urgency.
To offer your assistance to the Holy Cross Orphanage via the Inspire Network, feel free to contact Steve Ross on 0813898026.
This call for relief assistance is brought to you by the Inspire Network NPO in collaboration with Bruinou.com & Fifth Element Live.
You are always welcome to support the Inspire Network in other ways with the many projects they undertake.
The Inspire Network directly supports over 50 different Independent Soup Kitchens run by community members from their homes as well as by smaller organisations and local churches not only in Elsies River but also in many of the surrounding areas.
Besides food assistance programs, the Inspire Network also assists families, individuals and organisations dealing with disasters and calamities, like the one at the Holy Cross Orphanage, all over the Cape Peninsula and further afield.
The Inspire Network is a Registered NPO.
Reg No: 229-143 NPO
Inspire Network banking details are as follows:
Bank: Nedbank
Acc Name: Inspire Network NPO
Acc No: 1192 393 317
Acc Type: Cheque
Branch Code: 10441000