Knysna, Western Cape, 2011 — The Tin House Café gets actively involved in the 7 Passes Swop Shop at the Rheenendal Primary School.
What is it? The 7 Passes Swop Shop is an exciting initiative whereby children get to trade collected recyclables for donated items such as clothing, shoes, stationery, toiletries, blankets etc. It is through cleaning up their environment that these children are able to acquire goods whilst at the same time developing priceless entrepreneurial skills.
Bernice Haman, owner of Tin House Café just loves the initiative. “We come from a society where people want ‘things’ with no real thought about where they come from, or the impact that those ‘things’ have on the world around us. The 7 passes swop shop is brilliant as it not only encourages these children to be aware of their environment and take pride in their community through cleaning up or recyclables, but also teaches them to respect the things that they have as well as to appreciate where they come from and we are proud to be able to assist with this initiative” says Bernice.
Donation boxes are situated at The Tin House Café onGrey Street, Knysna, as well as at the Red Barn on theRheenendal Roadand donations of the aforementioned items are welcome. The project, which is run by willing volunteers, is based at theRheenendalPrimary Schooland is open every second Wednesday from 15h00 to 16h30.
For more information contact Eytan on 084 444 0099 or Gareth on 082 696 7882 or visit The Tin House Café.
- Tin House Café is situated at No 3 Grey Street, Knysna and can be contacted on 044 382 2761
You can find The Tin House Café on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/thetinhousecafe
- For more information about the 7 Passes Swop Shop @ theRheenendalPrimary School, please contact Gareth on 082 696 7882 or Eytan on 084 444 0099