As if being raped isn’t traumatic enough … imagine having to go to a police station to report it, and then being subjected to an extensive forensic examination, which is crucial for the collection of evidence. Underwear may have to be surrendered, leaving the victim feeling even more vulnerable.
Being able to shower or bath immediately afterwards, to scrub away the physical evidence of the rape and put on clean underwear, is a huge comfort.
That’s why – along with offering emotional support and information at forensic facilities – Rape Crisis provides special packs containing toiletries and underwear for rape survivors.
This Mandela Day, join our Rape Crisis Care Pack drive,
by collecting, decorating and filling a pack.
On: Saturday 18 July 2015
Time: Any time between 10am-3pm
Venue: Mowbray Town Hall (129 Rhodes Avenue, Mowbray). Click for map.
- Underwear (all sizes from child to adult, male and female)
- Toothpaste and toothbrush
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Soap/bodywash and facecloth
- Sanitary pads (not tampons)
Because this is a sensitive point in time for rape survivors, we can only accept donations of new items, please no second hand or used items.
If you can’t make it on the day, you can still be part of this initiative by delivering toiletries to our offices. You can call Shahida Rahman on (021) 447-1467 to arrange delivery. We also welcome bulk donations of any of these items, or cash donations towards the project.