The One SMALL Act Of Kindness charity creates jobs for homeless men, established a collective of skills that people need and helping the men become employable.
Johannesburg, South Africa – Feeding, on average, 1200 homeless men a month, ‘One SMALL Act of Kindness’ volunteers have met their fair share of people in need. The charity works to help as many people in Johannesburg as it can.
The charity is a full circle type of charity. They feed and care for the homeless as well as try and rehabilitate them. This is how they offer a hand up instead of a handout!
Late last year the charity started a new project which has seen the employment of 15 men. They have started a collective which helps the men do odd jobs to earn an income. This income can then be used to get back on their feet.
To date, the charity can now help people with several services thanks to the qualifications and skills of the men. Some of the skills include tree felling, lawn laying, building and electrical, driving, painting and general handyman skills. People are more comfortable hiring the guys through the charity so their chances of finding paying work are much higher plus there is the added benefit of them not being taken advantage of. The charity working as the agent means that everybody wins!
When the men are not working, they are doing odd jobs at the ‘One SMALL Act Of Kindness” safe-haven for children. The safe-haven currently has five children, including a newborn, and acts as the meeting point for the men.
When they don’t have jobs to attend, the charity allows them to spend time at the safe-haven so they can still have a meal and a warm drink. They are hoping to connect with a sponsor who can assist them with costs on slow days.
Anyone wanting to hire the guys or discuss sponsorship can contact Kelly-Ann via their Facebook page here. The charity is based in Blairgowrie, Randburg and welcomes all forms of donation.