The Angel Network saw a feature on Carte Blanche about Rape Kits and decided to help…
Johannesburg, South Africa – The Angel Network spearheads several causes and has, on many occasions supplies thousands of essential items to people in need. Two weeks ago, we shared the story of how the organisation was raising funds to provide rape survivors with a care pack.
Their goal was to raise funds for 2,000 rape care packs for victims of Rape and Abuse. This idea to make a donation of this kind came about after the recent exposé about the lack of rape kits on MNET’s Carte Blanche.
The exposé covered how there is a severe lack of rape kits present at police stations across the country. Many women and children are forced to sit for hours, waiting for kits to be found. The Angel Network and Penny Stein joined forces to create care packs for these victims.
The care packs include a few comforts like a toothbrush and toothpaste, shower gel, a face cloth, tissues, deodorant (women and men options), mouthwash, a comb, sanitary pads (for women), underwear, sweets, apple juice and a personal note. There are three kinds of packs, a child one, a women one and men one. Kits work out to around R120.00 each.
Over the weekend the organisation started packing the care packs and ended up with a total of 2250 so far. They still have 750 more packs to go.
“In a sea of over 2250 RAPE CARE BAGS, we could not have done it without our “Angel Network” volunteers. Thank you! We are doing the last 750 bags on Tuesday (Heritage Day) at 12-5 pm.”
You can find out more about how to get involved in this project and future ones, on their Facebook page.
These packs will make life that much more bearable for rape survivors. Great job to every person involved.