Project to donate underwear to rape crisis centre

2017-09-07 06:01

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The Uitenhage Lions is requesting the local community’s assistance for donations of new undergarments which will be handed to the Cosmos Rape Crisis Centre.

“The centre is always in need of undergarments as victims’ clothing are taken from them for forensic purposes,” said Uitenhage Lions Club President, Hein de Vrey.

The donated undergarments will contribute to both the psychological and emotional benefit of those who were impacted by the traumatic experience of being a rape victim.

De Vrey added that the Lions project is in support of Woman’s Month and with the return of Spring will hopefully bring positive changes in the lives of those of the most innocent and vulnerable effected by this crime against humanity.

Sizes of donated undergarments

The sizes of the needed undergarments which will be donated to Cosmos Rape Crisis Centre are as follow:

Female: children sizes - small to age 12 to 13 years; adult sizes - small to XXXL.

Male: children sizes - small to age 12 to 13 years; adult sizes - small to XXL.

Collection points

Members of the public or businesses wishing to contribute to this project may drop off donations at the following collection points.


Hoërskool Brandwag, 8 High Street, 041 922 8188

Riebeek College, North Street, 041 992 2442

•THS Daniel Pienaar, 041 922 9990

•Chit Chat, 36 Graaff Reinet Road, 041 991 5010

•VET shop, Penford Centre, 041 992 5422

•Odds and Ends, 118 Caledon Street, 041 992 2076

•UD Express, 1 Church Street, 041 992 5639


•Tropicana, 56 Main Road, 041 933 6015

•La Rochelle, 47 Main Street, 041 933 1960

•Grootboom Slaghuis, 9 Geluk Street, 041 933 2580

Local businesses and other local institutions can support the project starting their own in-house collection points and drop off all donations at the closest collection point to their premises.

The project runs from September 7th to 28th.

At the conclusion of the project, the Uitenhage Lions Club will collect all donated undergarments from the various collection points and deliver them to the Cosmos Rape Crisis Centre.

  • Enquiries: Lady Lion Sue 071 486 0471 or Lion Denis 083 651 7870.

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