The 790 Youth Rec Club is holding a school stationery collection drive for Hout Bay Hurricanes Basketball Club members. The registered non-profit company (NPC) is asking for the community’s help. “Although many of the youths come from disadvantaged backgrounds, our request is not to assist them because they are disadvantaged but because they are committed and passionate about building a better future for themselves and their families,” says community activist Roscoe Jacobs. The club, based in Hangberg, began offering support to basketball club members with homework and school projects last year. It also made the sports centre available during the June and December exam periods for learners to study. “As a result, some of the participants excelled in academics and basketball by getting scholarship offers,” says Jacobs. Based on this success, the NPC decided to increase the schooling support given to youths participating in its programmes. “We are collecting stationery and have drop-off points at Hout Bay SuperSpar and Hout Bay Pick n Pay. Alternatively, financial donations towards the campaign can be deposited in the club’s bank account,” says Jacobs. V The 790 Youth Rec Club’s bank details are available on its Facebook page.