Herberg Group Home - Hollywoodbets Newton Park

Eastern Cape
Hollywoodbets Newton Park
Herberg Group Home

Maintaining A Happy Home

Hollywood Newton Park supports Herberg Group Home in the Eastern Cape. This is part of Hollywood's Social Responsibility Program.

Our choice of charity for this year was the Herberg Group Home in Hillside. This organisation offers a safe haven for mentally disabled adults and has been in operation since 1989. It was initially run as a psychiatric care centre. The organisation was first established and run from leased premises in Salsonival but in
1996 they were fortunate to obtain their own premises in Hillside.

The home’s aim is to empower mentally disabled persons in ways that will help them be more self sufficient, independent and encourage activities that enable these individuals to feel more integrated within society.

The Herberg Group Home has many work programs teaching all their occupants different skills. During our visit, we as a team, were fortunate enough to support their handmade Jewellery Stall. All the team members bought various necklaces, bracelets and earrings made by the people living at the home. Other programmes currently running are Art Programmes and knitting groups. These activities are very stimulating and are thoroughly enjoyed by all participants.

The Herberg Group home’s greatest need was for some maintenance work to be done to their building, as it was very dilapidated and in desperate need of some paint. The window frames also needed to be treated. Mrs Burjins, the lady in charge of running the home, informed us that they were battling to maintain the building due to a lack of funds. We, as Hollywoodbets Newton Park were fortunate enough to assist them in this need.

Our efforts to assist this charity organisation were graciously appreciated, and we were thanked in abundance. We spent the morning visiting with Mrs Burjins and some of the people living at the home and took them some snacks and Hollywood T-shirts to have something small to remember us by.

The interior of the building also needs some attention and this is something we will consider for next year’s “Hollywood Cares” project.

It was a great pleasure for us as the Hollywoodbets team to once again be directly involved with giving back to the community. It doesn’t only encourage a sense of pride and admiration for our company but inspires us going forward to reach out in our personal capacities as well. Our hope for this project is that it grows from strength to strength and that we are able to bring about real positive change within our communities.

Hollywoodbets Newton Park supported the Herberg Group Home as part of Hollywood's Social Responsibility Program