Project Description

Mahala Markets

After the success of last year’s Mahala Market, we have decided to continue our Mahala Markets in 2019! We are encouraging the community to donate their good condition pre-loved clothing and shoes (all ages and sizes), linen, accessories, hats, belts, bags, kitchen items such as good condition crockery, cutlery, tupperware for the first of our 2019 Mahala Market’s we’ll be hosting in Embo.

Our vision behind this ‘Market’ is to allow the Gogo’s in the community to shop for FREE and choose over 5 outfits each and other accessories such as shoes, hats, belts, bags etc for themselves – basically FILL the Robin Hood bags they are given with preloved clothes, linen, household items etc as well as take home a small hamper of groceries for their families. They get by on so little with their state pensions and in 9 out of 10 cases, they also have grandchildren in their care due to the ever increasing HIV stats.

The Mahala Market is also such an exciting day for the Gogo’s and Mkhulu’s that are invited through our community liaisons to attend, where they can choose something for themselves, a little treat that they so deserve but cannot afford. Hereby treating them all to a dignified ‘day out’ and free shopping experience.

The Christian Social Services, our community liaison, states that these projects greatly uplift the lives of the elderly Gogo’s and Mkulu’s we are serving, giving them hope as well as a bit of relief which is a blessing for them!

How you can help?

  • Donate your preloved good condition clothes, shoes, belts, hats, scarves, linen, household goods etc
  • Volunteer on the day
  • Share this with your network
  • Corporates – sponsor a Market
  • Encourage your friends support and whatsapp your pic to 0766129060


On Mandela Day 18th July 2019, we will be setting up a “Mandela Day Mahala Kids Market” whereby each of the 700 children at Lalelani Primary in Ntshongweni will be able to ‘shop for free’ – their first real shopping experience – at the market we’ll be setting up in their hall looking for each child to be able to chose their own goodies and take home at least 3 new outfits, toys, stationery, non perishable food items, toiletries as well as be able to serve them lunch.

With not too long to go until #MandelaDay2019, we at the Robin Hood Foundation are appealing to our Community to get involved and support our #wearsharecare drive and encouraging you to take up our Mandela Day challenge and get involved to help us gather up about 16 tons of preloved, good condition clothes and shoes, food, toiletries, blankets, stationery for the 700 children at Lalelani Primary School.

How you can help?

  • Donate your preloved clothes ages 5years to adult
  • Donate R67 towards this cause

Donate towards 700 of the following:

  • Blankets
  • NEW Toiletries – soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, facecloths
  • NEW Stationery – rulers, pencils, jotter books, pritt, pens


  • any non-perishables for them to take home
  • hotdogs, catering, juice, chips, cake, sweets for the day

Send your team to Volunteer on the day
Share this with your network, encourage your friends and family

Deadline for drop off 15th July 2019.

Contact us on or 0766129060 for more information