Ihata Shelter is a Muslim aid shelter for abused women and children. Since opening their doors in February 2006, over 500 women and children – from all religions and races – have been cared for through the means of counselling, empowering, and basic necessities such as food, shelter and clothes.

As Ihata Shelter Shelter has its roots in the Athlone community and has become known for always lending a helping hand to those in need in the Cape Flats, the shelter is very close to the hearts of Jimmy Nevis, his family and his church. Therefore, the Blue Collar Foundation team hope to assist the shelter in any way we can, paying it forward by lending a helping hand to this important beacon of hope.

Shoprite and Checkers’ Acts of Warmth campaign donated R40 000 worth of winter goods to Ihata Shelter on behalf of Jimmy Nevis and the Blue Collar Foundation. We went to Ihata Shelter so that Jimmy could hand over the blankets, scarfs, gloves and other warm goods. Later in the week, we headed out with Ihata Shelter as they gave back to the Athlone community’s kids with a soup drive.