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Hanover Park is a community where drugs, gangsterism, poverty and unemployment is high on the Cape Flats, like so many of our communities in Cape Town. These issues are not chosen by the People but is the after effects and legacy of Apartheid forced upon our People, which so often gets ignored. But there is Hope in our communities. 

 

The Alcardo Andrews Foundation 

One such Hope, is a leader called Avril Andrews and I was privileged enough to document her story. She is the mother of the late Alcardo Andrews who lost his life due to crime and gangsterism in Hanover Park. He was murdered in his quest to make a change in his community. Avril started the Alcardo Andrews Foundation after her son was murdered, initially to feed hundreds of hungry people, daily, in Hanover Park. 

 

Feeding Programme & Family Food Parcels 

The Alcardo Andrews Foundation is currently feeding up to 600 people daily, in Hanover Park. This campaign will support the Foundation to keep their daily feeding programme running to provide relief to those people in Hanover Park who are facing extreme hunger, and who desperately need this support. 

With Your support, the Foundation will also be able to provide people in need with food parcels that could sustain one family for at least a week. This is a much-needed gap in our communities on the Cape Flats. These Funds will be used to bulk purchase food items needed for the daily preparation of meals, including fruit and vegetables, and various items for the family food parcels. 

 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 

The Alcardo Andrews Foundation’s staff and volunteers are in desperate need of gloves, masks, sanitizers and other personal protective equipment. They are in direct contact with hundreds of people in need, daily. It is extremely important they take all measures to increase protection and minimise the risk of Covid-19 infection. 

I sincerely urge you all to donate any amount you can and to show some love to these beacons of Hope. Every bit helps. 

“We are doing what needs to be done in, with and for our beloved communities. With YOUR support, we can stretch the love even further to support and reach those that need it most. We are in a position to make a difference’’ 

 

 

Your financial and social support will allow us to: 

1. Provide workshops and additional activities for those in need 

2. Recruit additional facilitators to work with our young people 

3. Provide a camp and/or hiking activities for young people 

4. Provide us with fuel to transport food to more people in Hanover Park, especially those that are not physically able to collect food from our distribution point 

5. Purchase a laptop and printer for the organization 

Donations

  • Jun 03, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Thank you for your big heart and all that you do" - Rugaya

  • May 30, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Thank for for the work that you're doing. This is a very important cause. " - Anonymous

  • May 29, 2020 - R 9 120.00
  • "

    Keep up the good work

    " - Anonymous

  • May 19, 2020 - USD $ 21.78
  • "Amazing work thank you" - Blonde chaos

  • May 18, 2020 - R 189.00
  • "Thank you for your amazing work. " - Alex

  • May 18, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "Thanks for all that you are doing. God bless" - Angela

  • May 18, 2020 - R 1 500.00
  • "

    Thank you for helping

    " - Anonymous

  • May 11, 2020 - USD $ 21.69
  • "thanks for what you are doing, lots of love from germany" - Merle and Nele

  • May 11, 2020 - R 157.50
  • "Thank you for all that you're doing" - Ashley

  • May 11, 2020 - USD $ 54.22
  • "Stay safe" - Elisa from Finland

  • May 10, 2020 - USD $ 10.84
  • "Lots of love from Germany " - Julia

  • May 09, 2020 - USD $ 10.84
  • "Bless" - wincho wawoe

  • May 09, 2020 - R 157.50
  • "May God continue to bless the foundation and continue to bless you and your family Aunty Avril " - Melissa Africa

  • May 09, 2020 - USD $ 27.11
  • "Very inspirational" - Roger

  • May 08, 2020 - R 73.50
  • "Love " - Anonymous

  • May 08, 2020 - R 367.50
  • "Aunty Avril you are such an Angel " - Anonymous

  • May 08, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "From friends across the pond, with love and hope for a better future!" - PD

  • May 08, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "May God Almighty accept your efforts and uplift the community through your work. " - Anonymous

  • May 08, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Do it for the marginalized communities. " - Mary-Jo

  • May 08, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    Thank you for looking after your community!

    " - Patricia

  • May 08, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    Hi Aunty Avril, I admire the work you doing in the community, keep up the good work, May God Bless you abundantly.

    " - Brandon Kruger

  • May 08, 2020 - R 1 012.00
  • "

    Thank you

    " - B

  • May 08, 2020 - R 62.00
  • "

    Every little bit helps.

    " - Anonymous

  • May 07, 2020 - USD $ 53.87
  • "i appreciate your work and your engagement. go on! greetings from the other site (hamburg - germany) " - Nela Q

  • May 07, 2020 - USD $ 26.94
  • "Keep up the great work!" - Anonymous

  • May 07, 2020 - USD $ 107.75
  • "Thank you for all you do. " - Ingrid Meintjes

  • May 07, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Every little bit counts" - Donation

  • May 07, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    God Bless and may love, peace amd hope reign supreme

    " - Ashley Daniels

  • May 07, 2020 - R 3 012.00
  • "

    Keep going and keep up the good work

    " - Farida, UK

  • May 06, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Thank you for the work you do. May God bless you." - Anonymous

  • May 06, 2020 - R 262.50
  • "You’re an inspiration to us all. Thank you for everything you do x" - Anonymous

  • May 06, 2020 - USD $ 28.74
  • "May you and your work be blessed." - Sadie

  • May 06, 2020 - USD $ 20.00
  • "Thank you Mrs Andrews, your team and IndexFinger88!" - Jessica

  • May 06, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Keep shining your light. Thank you for what you do!" - Anonymous

  • May 06, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Dear Avril I watched the video and you are truly an inspiration to the rest of us." - Sonnia de Smidt

  • May 06, 2020 - R 157.50
  • "God Bless you, Aunty Avril. Thank you for what you're doing for the community. " - Anonymous

  • May 06, 2020 - USD $ 10.90
  • "Well done and thank you" - Clayton

  • May 06, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "This video really touched my heart. Thank you for trusting in God and his purpose for your life. May you continue to make a difference." - Zoe

  • May 06, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "God bless your heart aunty." - Katie

  • May 06, 2020 - USD $ 27.24
  • "Thank you for all that you do Aunty Avril ️" - Kelly

  • May 06, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    Well done everyone and thank you so much. Every little bit makes a difference in an even bigger way

    " - Kim K

  • May 06, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    Keep up the good work

    " - Gigi

  • May 05, 2020 - R 157.50
  • "Keep up the good work we can all help those less fortunate than ourselves and stick together at this tough time." - Anonymous

  • May 05, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "I grew up in Hanover Park and is one of the lucky few to make it “out” I know the daily struggle! Great work Aunty Avril" - Anonymous

  • May 05, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Small actions = Big change. Together we can make a difference" - Bianca Kensley

  • May 05, 2020 - USD $ 12.45
  • "Thanks for caring x" - Tracy

  • May 05, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Blessed to have seen this video this morning.. thank you for all of your hard work!" - Anonymous

  • May 05, 2020 - USD $ 5.83
  • "Thank you" - Mustapha Price

  • May 04, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "This really touched me, especilly in this difficult time. Really hope the donations exceeds the goal." - Nico

  • May 04, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Please keep up the great work, I’m sure it must be a tremendously painful thing losing someone innocent to such violence. " - SpreadLove

  • May 04, 2020 - USD $ 16.60
  • "Thank you and good luck!" - Anonymous

  • May 04, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "It’s important that we lend a hand to ensure that everyone survives this struggle!" - Nick Hendrieck

  • May 04, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Aunty Avril is amazing!!! " - Anonymous

  • May 04, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "We can all give something little and end up making a big difference ️" - Riyana Kherekar

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Donations to date

R 33 719.56

Fundraising target

R 50 000.00
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About the Alcardo Andrews Foundation (AAF) 

 

 

The AAF was established in March 2015 by Avril Andrews, in response to the murder of young Alcardo Andrews in Hanover Park. Before the formal establishment of the Foundation, Alcardo himself kickstarted a programme to provide psycho-social support and parent training for young fathers and fatherless children in Ottery and Hanover Park. This promising young leader was murdered shortly after he established these programmes and ran these programmes. 

 

Initially, the AAF sought to feed the hungry in Hanover Park. The Foundation now runs 3 distinct development pillars, a testament to the legacy Alcardo started. 

 

1. Moms Move for Justice 

This programme was developed to support mothers who have lost their sons and daughters to gang violence and crime in Hanover Park. It provides psycho-social support for mothers to progress from a point of pain to healing and purpose. Our general belief is that mothers need healing and support in order to be the nurturer and support for their families after they’ve experience such tragedy and trauma. 

We also provide: court support to families attending court for varying reasons related to violence in our communities; house-visits with families and; healing dialogues in Hanover Park and other communities. 

 

2. Youth Support & Youth Drop-Out Programme 

This programme provides the support structure for young people that have either dropped out of school, are in need of mentoring and tutoring or young people that are in need of expression and healing. 

We support young people as young as 8 years old that have experienced gang violence, experience gang life, gender based violence young people that are under-performing in schools and young people that have dropped out of school for any of the above or other reasons. We provide: feeding; one-on-one mentoring and tutoring; arts based expression and workshops such as jewellery making, dancing, and other forms of art which allows young people to speak about their emotions and transition to a place of healing and support and; other forms of psycho-social support. 

 

We also provide support and referrals for young people that have experienced gender based violence, including rape and molestation. 

 

3. The Father’s Heart Programme 

This programme provides direct psycho-social support and parent training for the fathers of children that have experienced gang violence, crime and gender based violence in Hanover Park. Fathers that have suffered from the above, never mind the incremental intergenerational trauma of being persons of colour in South Africa, are in need of support and healing. All fathers that have participated in this programme are currently playing a role in actively supporting their children, each other and the community of Hanover Park to shift 

and transform violent behaviour. They have become role models actively changing our community to heal and work together against the recurrence of these violations against others.