About The Douglas Murray Home
Located in Retreat, the Douglas Murray Home for the Aged (DMH) has been providing quality residential care for frail and elderly homeless people for more than 40 years. Residents are people with often poor backgrounds and individuals that have been sent to them by the courts as a result of suffering abuse and or violence, or people just found wandering around the streets.
The DMH employs more than 50 professionally trained staff members whose primary responsibility it is to provide for the physical, social and emotional needs of the approximately 70 residents at the home on a 24/7 basis. DMH is an independent non-profit organization with its own board of governors.
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How We Can Help:
They are in serious need of:
  • Crockery – 2nd Hand (not broken)
  • Plastic Ware – Plates, mugs, bowls etc.
  • Bedding - All bedding gratefully accepted but if at all possible special attention to single flat sheets, ¾ Duvets, ¾ Duvet Covers
  • Towels - 2nd Hand good clean towels
  • Nappies for Adults
  • Blankets - preferably single and ¾ beds
  • Knee rugs
  • Ornaments to decorate the dormitories
If you are unable to donate items, cash donations are welcome and will be used to purchase the items requested.
Every month we ask our members to donate specific items for a specific charity. These range from foodstuffs to toys and stationery, clothing or even knitting wool. At the general meeting we give feedback on the previous month’s collection and its delivery, and announce our next charity collection. If you want to chat with our Philanthropy Chair, email Colleen Douglass on
Every month at our general meeting, we invite members to participate in a Lucky Draw. 50% of the funds raised are donated to a specific charity, which has been nominated by our Lucky Draw Winners, the balance of the Lucky Draw goes to the Lucky Ticket holders.
We support several organisations who ask for special volunteer work.
Every month at our general meeting, two of our IWC ladies tirelessly sell secondhand books. All the proceeds go straight to charity via the Philanthropy chair. Books that are not sold are sorted and then hand-delivered around Cape Town to homes, institutions, orphanages, retirement villages and schools. Please consider us when you next clean out your book shelves! We are looking for any books or magazines in good condition to sell or pass one. If you need help bringing them in, contact Antoinette Pendrea-Noye on

P.O.Box 587
Constantia 7848
Cape Town
Republic of South Africa
Lorraine Mewett
27 71 561 2522
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