Charitable Projects

Simply wonderful!

The last few weeks have been bitterly cold across the country and winter is not over yet! The Adele Searll Club 100 Blanket Drive came at just the right time.

With the help of our members in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town we were able to deliver strong, warm and soft blankets to many deserving institutions e.g. U-turn, uPhawu, Kidz2Kidz, Ukhanyo Educare, Living Hope, Cradle of Hope.

A huge thank you to all those who donated and of course those who championed the distribution especially the team from Vintage with Love, Chic Mamas and Hirsch.

Vintage with Love

We are proud to again be supporting Vintage with Love by asking members and friends to donate gently worn clothing.

Collection points are around Cape Town at Mullers Optometrists in Constantia Village and Cavendish Square, at the Wine Shop 199 Loop St and at The Harrington, 50 Harrington St. Zonnebloem.

Collection may also be able to be arranged, email our Club Member Debbie Smuts on or call her on 0824 157 720.

Vintage with Love organises the sale of the clothes and all proceeds go to fund educational projects.

We just LOVE Vintage with Love!


Natacha Berkowitz

The SHINE organisation

Natacha Berkowitz

Last year our club was a major supporter of Vintage with Love. We assisted by collecting and donating to Vintage with Love a huge amount of pre–loved and gently worn clothing , shoes and bags which were sold at a Vintage with Love event in Cape Town. Funds raised go to support literacy in South Africa – something close to the hearts of the Adele Searll Club and our members.

The SHINE organisation is one of the most active and highly successful projects in the area of improving child literacy.

In 2020 the Committee agreed to make SHINE a special Charitable Project and we have already funded and set up the first of hopefully a number of small libraries at SHINE reading centres.

Find out more about SHINE and perhaps become a volunteer:

Shine Book Shelf
Shine Literacy

In times of lockdown

Donations in time of need

It has been widely reported that a number of our fellow South Africans are suffering badly during this lockdown and are especially struggling to put food on the table. Many organisations have stepped up to the challenge and are extending their usual support systems to provide meals to more people and children. As the schools are closed, many children are not only without schooling but also without school meals.

The Adele Searll 100 Club usually makes donations at the end of the year, however, the committee made the decision to help right now and has made donations on behalf of the members of the club to the following 3 locally active organisations:

  • U-Turn who are currently providing meals for homeless individuals and families.
  • HOPE Cape Town who are feeding 1000 children a day in Blikkesdorp
  • The Salesian Institute who provide support and shelter to vulnerable youths and children in our society.
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