Home Health Care Visits

Written by Suzanne Manual Home health care visits fill our last morning at Missionvale Care Center.  Home visits can be difficult for those not familiar with this level of poverty, but important in understanding Missionvale’s tremendous challenges. And so, we walk with the nurses to check on those that are not able to walk to…

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A Day at Missionvale Care Center

Written by Suzanne Manual The group enjoyed their time spent volunteering at the Misisonvale Care Center, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. George, Bob & Ray packing food parcels in the nutrition center.  The Missionvale Care Center provides daily bread and soup powder as well as weekly food parcels. The Gensler Group making 200 sandwiches.  The students…

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The Joy of TOMS Shoes

Written by Suzanne Manual Our day begins early, we have much to do. We join with Rotary clubs from Port Elizabeth (PE) East, West & Uitenhage to fit more TOMS shoes this morning, driving 40 minutes to Pilgrim Park school. We are greeted by hundreds of children, who wait patiently in the sun, as we…

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Visit to Missionvale Care Center

Written by Suzanne Manual We arrived at the Missionvale Care Center to a warm South African welcome, complete with songs, flag waving and smiles.  Seeing Sister Ethel and getting a big hug was the highlight of the day!  We have missed the little “Irish Angel of Missionvale.” It was a full day of fitting TOMS…

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TOMS Shoe Fitting

Written by Suzanne Manual A wonderful, busy day full of shoes and beautiful children! Several dozen Rotarians, both Coronado, CA and Port Elizabeth clubs, joined by family and friends, spent 5 hours fitting and distributing over 1,230 pair of TOMS shoes to deserving South African children at Charles Dune school in New Brighton, near Port…

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Arrival in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Written by Suzanne Manual All arrive at Port Elizabeth, South Africa at 1 pm today, June 9th.  The weary crew form Coronado, CA had travelled over 24 hours and were met by Port Elizabeth Rotarians Mel and Jeanine and Missionvale Care Center’s Linda van Oudheusden, who then drove them to their hotel. Tomorrow Rotarians from…

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