REPORT | September 2020

What we are about

Love Howick is a catalyst in bringing people together for transformation and aims to unite our community for positive change.

We believe that we are better together and we endeavour to establish partnerships between key sectors of our local community to see our vision of a prosperous city emerge.

Love Howick Projects

THE STREET

STORE

There are so many great efforts to clothe and feed the poor across our communities but the Street Store concept is a little different in that it aims to give our ‘shoppers’ the opportunity to feel what it is like to choose their own clothes.

RENOVERGE

Project

The Renoverge Project is a coordinated approach to restoring beauty to the CBD, exits/entrances to Howick and Main Road areas.

PROMOTION CLIP

For Howick

This clip will be used to inspire the resident of Howick to dream BIG dreams for this town and to motivate outside people to invest in Howick,.

OAKLEIGH

HOUSE

The Church became increasingly aware of a need among the elderly in Howick and that is why we consulted with similar projects in order to create a space unique to the needs of Howick.

GRIEFSHARE

Community members who have experienced the death of a family member or friend are invited to register for the GriefShare program to be hosted. This programme will help with the process of grieving.

HOWICK FALLS PRECINCT REJUVINATION

Creating a safe and beautiful Howick Falls area, having the wonderful potential to becoming a destination/ place of choice for tourists, visitors and local families, friends and individuals.

THE DREAM CENTRE

Faced with the extent of the poverty and unemployment in the greater Howick area, the NPO ‘Love Howick’ has added to its list of projects an innovative education and training centre to empower the unemployed in the greater KZN Midlands region.

CITY PARKS PROJECT

There is a growing body of research showing a connection between human health and wellbeing and the design and structure of towns, cities and regions. This research suggest that designated ‘green spaces’ within urban settings provide a number of benefits, namely: health benefits associated with access to public open space and parks.

THE STREET STORE

There are so many great efforts to clothe and feed the poor across our communities but the Street Store concept is a little different in that it aims to give our ‘shoppers’ the opportunity to feel what it is like to choose their own clothes.

RENOVERGE Project

The Renoverge Project is a coordinated approach to restoring beauty to the CBD, exits/entrances to Howick and Main Road areas.

PROMOTION CLIP For Howick

This clip will be used to inspire the resident of Howick to dream BIG dreams for this town and to motivate outside people to invest in Howick,.

OAKLEIGH HOUSE

The Church became increasingly aware of a need among the elderly in Howick and that is why we consulted with similar projects in order to create a space unique to the needs of Howick.

GRIEFSHARE

Community members who have experienced the death of a family member or friend are invited to register for the GriefShare program to be hosted. This programme will help with the process of grieving.

HOWICK FALLS PRECINCT REJUVINATION

Creating a safe and beautiful Howick Falls area, having the wonderful potential to becoming a destination/ place of choice for tourists, visitors and local families, friends and individuals.

THE DREAM CENTRE

Faced with the extent of the poverty and unemployment in the greater Howick area, the NPO ‘Love Howick’ has added to its list of projects an innovative education and training centre to empower the unemployed in the greater KZN Midlands region.

CITY PARKS PROJECT

There is a growing body of research showing a connection between human health and wellbeing and the design and structure of towns, cities and regions. This research suggest that designated ‘green spaces’ within urban settings provide a number of benefits, namely: health benefits associated with access to public open space and parks.

Our Mission & Vision

 

Restoring faith | Igniting hope | revealing Love

 

Our mission is to bring people TOGETHER FOR TRANSFORMATION in our city.

Our vision is to build a platform for partnerships between key sectors of our local community to see our vision of a prosperous city emerge. These partnerships will include church, family, government, education, business, media & the arts all working together to better our environment, improve the well-being of people and ensure that we create a positive future for our children’s children.

 

Our Mission & Vision

Restoring faith | Igniting hope | revealing Love

Our mission is to bring people TOGETHER FOR TRANSFORMATION in our city.
Our vision is to build a platform for partnerships between key sectors of our local community to see our vision of a prosperous city emerge. These partnerships will include church, family, government, education, business, media & the arts all working together to better our environment, improve the well-being of people and ensure that we create a positive future for our children’s children.

 

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12 hours ago

Love Howick

LOVE HOWICK BIN-IT CAMPAIGN

A quick reminder to get involved with our Bin-It Campaign!!

Our goal is to get 50 cement bins installed in and around Howick CBD. We are about 20% there! Help our dream to make Howick the Cleanest Town in South Africa a reality!

Get involved, sponsor a bin, and get some free advertising while you're doing it. These bins won't just look great in our community, but they will help combat our litter problem as well as better the economy of our town.

Email marketing@lovehowick.com to sponsor a bin. Visit our website at www.lovehowick.com for more information.

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1 day ago

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DREAM CENTRE WAITERING TRAINING

Students who have completed our Phase-One Job Readiness Course have the opportunity to go on to complete affordable practical courses, which form part of our Phase-Two training approach, such as our waitering training.

This month we launched our first Waitering Course of this year, where students learned the fundamentals of the restaurant industry, including menu terminology, selling techniques, service and the attributes of a great waiter.

After their theoretical training, our students then went on to gain practical experience and knowledge in some of the generous local restaurants. We are so proud of these amazing students who have determined not to accept the cycle of poverty, but go out invest in their prosperous futures.

To partner with us in our life-changing projects, visit our website at www.lovehowick.com or email info@lovehowick.com for more information.

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2 days ago

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LOVE HOWICK VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION

We are so grateful for these two incredible ladies who volunteer their time so selflessly, on a weekly basis, wherever we need them.

Thank you Lorna Crocker and Sharon Robinson for jumping in and helping us make a difference in our community! Love Howick appreciates you.

If you would like to partner with Love Howick in any way possible, please email us at info@lovehowick.com or visit our website at www.lovehowick.com .

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3 days ago

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MEET THE TEAM

We would like to introduce you to two of the great gentlemen that are behind the incredible transformation and maintenance of Bell Street and The Dream Centre (17 Bell Street); Clement Zondo and Patrick Mchunu. We asked them a few questions, have a look at their responses down below.

CLEMENT ZONDO:
Why did you choose to come work for Love Howick? "I was unemployed and Love Howick gave me an opportunity to work for them. I also love the values that Love Howick has, like helping people and keeping our town clean."
What is your biggest goal/dream that you would like to achieve? "To see Love Howick being supported by our community, keeping our town clean and to see Love Howick grow to a point where they can support and help many more people."
What is your favourite thing to do in your spare time? "I enjoy listening to music and watching local soccer, live."
What is your favourite food to each? "I enjoy eating Shisanyama and Pap."

PATRICK MCHUNU:
Why did you choose to come work for Love Howick? "I love the difference Love Howick is making in our community to make it better for everyone who lives here."
What is your biggest goal/dream that you would like to achieve? "I want to be a business man and I would like to focus my passion in nature. So any business that will let me have something to do with nature is what I want to do."
What is your favourite thing to do in your free time? "I love spending time with my family and watching TV."
What is your favourite food? "My favourite meal is Jeqe (Zulu Steam Bread), beans and cabbage."

If you see Patrick or Clement on the road, please do say hello or give a smile and wave! They love meeting the locals.

Please consider making a monthly donation towards allowing these great guys to continue the incredible work they are doing, please visit our website at www.lovehowick.com or email info@lovehowick.com for our banking details.

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4 days ago

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LOVE HOWICK DREAM CENTRE STUDENTS

Thank you to My SPAR - Merrivale and Fairfield Dairy for inviting our Dream Centre students to complete their volunteering requirements in your business.

The Love Howick Dream Centre operates through a "Phase Training" approach. Phase 1 is a 4-week course, titled "Job Readiness" where students are taught all about workplace basics, including key Workshops such as Career Coaching and Adressing Social Ills in our community, namely: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Gender-Based Violence, Environmental Awareness, EQ Development, and more! During this Phase 1, 4-week course, students are required to complete one day of volunteering for every week of the course they complete. So in total, they will have at least 4 days worth of volunteer experience by the time they graduate.

The second Phase of training includes affordable and practical short courses that vary from 3 to 10 days in length. These courses also include theoretical and practical training, where students need to volunteer in a business/environment where they can learn practical knowledge in the field they are training in.

This practical volunteering allows the students to gain valuable "on the job" experience. We have seen a massive improvement in the quality of working graduates coming through our doors since implementing the Volunteering requirement. It also gives the students a feel of what it is like to be a contributor in the working environment and potential employers can head-hunt potential candidates for job openings.

Phase 3 of our approach is our Job Centre which is launching very soon! Keep an eye out on our page for the official announcement.

If you would like to partner with us in this life-changing project, please visit our website at www.lovehowick.com or email info@lovehowick.com to see how you can get involved.

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5 days ago

Love Howick

COMMUNITY SHOUTOUT

Thank you to these members of the community for, voluntarily, filling up one of the potholes on the Karkloof Road! Your time and effort is appreciated by your community.

Thank you for partnering with Love Howick in making our dream to become the 'Cleanest Town in SA' a reality. It wouldn't be possible without taking hands (socially distanced, of course!) with our community and working #TogetherForTransformation!

Don't forget about our #myneighbourhoodcleanup challenge! We are still on the lookout for some amazing transformations! Use our hashtag or email your pictures to us at marketing@lovehowick.com.

To make a financial donation towards the various projects we have on the go, visit our website at www.lovehowick.com for our banking details or email info@lovehowick for more information.

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6 days ago

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COMMUNITY SHOUTOUT!

Well done for a successful clean up today in the Bell/Park/Harvard/Morling Street Park. "We challenge the rest of Howick to clean up their neighbourhood!"

Bring the family and join us for the next one as we MAKE HOWICK BEAUTIFUL AGAIN!! Post a photo of you cleaning up your neighbourhood with the '#myneighbourhoodcleanup' or send it to us at marketing@lovehowick.com.

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6 days ago

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HAPPY HERITAGE DAY

"There is a word in South Africa - UBUNTU - that describes his greatest gift: his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by sharing ourselves with others, and caring for those around us." - Barack Obama

A huge shoutout to the Howick and Midlands community for always embodying the spirit of #UBUNTU. Love Howick's mission is "Together For Transformation" . Thank you for partnering with us to Transform our community and care for those around us. We would not be able to do what we are doing without the help and partnerships of our locals.

Tag a friend or family member below and share something you love about our beautiful country!

If you would like to get involved with one of our projects, email info@lovehowick.com or visit our website at www.lovehowick.com.

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1 week ago

Love Howick

KARKLOOF ROAD BARRIER REPAIR

A big thank you to Amber Glen for the donation towards the repair of the road barrier on Karkloof Road that has been lying on the ground for months. Our Renoverge was out yesterday repairing and installing the new barrier.

Our Renoverge Team in Red has been out in full force, working daily towards making our dream of becoming the 'Cleanest Town' in South Africa, a reality!

Consider giving a monthly donation or volunteer your time to join this team so we can keep this project going. Email info@lovehowick.com or visit www.lovehowick.com for banking details or to sign up for volunteering.

We can do this TOGETHER!

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1 week ago

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RENOVERGE AUGUST STATS

Take a look at what our Renoverge has been up to in the month of August. As well as finishing off the Bell Street Rejuvenation, the Team cleaned up, brush cut and got rid of the alien plant species in four open plots of land in the CBD to open it up and make it look beautiful again.

To partner with Love Howick and help this great team make a bigger a difference, email info@lovehowick.com or visit our website at www.lovehowick.com

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