Village GREEN

OVERVIEW

Your support means so much to us – but most importantly, it means everything to the animals in our care.

The Kloof and Highway SPCA are focused on the prevention of cruelty to animals. Animals are vulnerable to the attitudes of man and depend on the compassion and concern of caring individuals who recognise them as sentient beings and who appreciate their responsibility to protect animals from pain, suffering and neglect.

The Kloof and Highway SPCA provide a comprehensive service to a large community and especially vast rural areas in order to fulfil our obligation in the protection of animals and to prevent cruelty, neglect and suffering.

It is through your support that we are able to reach out to thousands of animals every year through our outreach clinics and Inspectorate mandate to protect animals, prevent cruelty, educate and take action against those who neglect or abuse the animals in their care through the Animals Protection Action and other supporting statutes.

Our SPCA is growing from strength to strength and constantly improving and expanding our services. Our SPCA has extremely high standards and we are always thinking of ways we can do better and would welcome any advice or ideas you may have.

The SPCA movement constantly strives to guarantee animals their Five Freedoms which are:

  1. Freedom from thirst, hunger and malnutrition
  2. Freedom from discomfort
  3. Freedom from pain, injury or diseaseFreedom to express normal behavior
  4. Freedom from fear and distress

The Village Green provides our Society with income we can count on to continue with our vital functions in animal welfare!

Your support is truly valued.

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Our Village Green incorporates our beautiful gardens; children’s entertainment; Tea Garden; Nursery; eleven different charity shops and various other features. Fast becoming one of the most popular destinations for an exciting day out, our Village Green sees many families, schools, club groups and out of town visitors every day, with great food, bargain shopping and a wonderful relaxing atmosphere that brings visitors back, over and over again.

A very special feature in our Village Green is our Wishing Well that was built in loving memory of “Darryl, Mark & Wade.” These are the three beloved sons of Maureen & Brenda of Tots ‘n Teens and Loraine of Toys. They loved animals and will continue to bring in a legacy of love to our Society in years to come.

Children can enjoy hours of fun on our Jungle Gym. Surrounded by rolling lawns and large trees, which is the perfect playground. With a climbing wall; cargo net; monkey bars; slide; bridge; swings and playhouse, our Jungle Gym is sure to keep your toddlers busy while mum and dad enjoy refreshments in our Tea Garden.

On special days, and in particular our Open Saturdays, children are entertained with a Jumping Castle.    

CHARITY SHOPS

ALADDINS CAVE

village green 10 Aladdins Cave 2Aladdin’s Cave is all things that glitter and sparkle! Stocked with a beautiful range of jewellery including beads, rings, brooches, bracelets, bangles, necklaces, watches, earring’s and clocks, Aladdin’s Cave is most definitely a treasure trove with pieces old and new.

This shop is situated in the pre-fabricated building next to Fine Feathers.

Aladdin’s Cave is open on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8am to 12 noon and the last Sunday of the month from 8:30am to 12:30pm.

THE BOOK ROOM

village green 1 BooksThe Bookroom may be a real “country style” bookshop, but it’s certainly enjoyed by our many customers – old and new.

Every type of subject matter may be found here, from romance to religion; collectors’ to crime. Education, humour, history and children’s books are among the thousands donated by our generous community.

There is also a large variety of magazines available including National Geographic for all those scholars needing to work on projects. Come in and browse and chat to our friendly and helpful volunteers.

You never know what you’ll find. We often host a bargain tent with all books sold at only R7 each.

The Bookroom is now open every morning (except Sundays) from 9am to 12noon and the last Sunday of every month from 8:30am to 12:30pm.

FINE FEATHERS

village green 12 Fine FeathersFine Feathers is home to a stunning collection of ladies clothing including blouses; jackets; pants; shoes; dresses; cocktail and bridal wear.

There is also a fine selection of accessories including handbags; scarves; hats; belts; gloves etc… Like any good ladies boutique, Fine Feathers has a fitting room for our shoppers to try on clothes before making a purchase.

Fine Feathers is loved by so many locals who have become addicted to the wonderful range of good quality clothing available, often still attached with a price tag and never worn.

Our volunteers take home donated clothes and repair, wash, iron and price them so that our visitors can purchase clean good quality items.

Fine Feathers caters for both the young and older ladies.

Fine Feathers is open on Mondays; Thursdays and Saturdays from 8am to 12 noon; the last Friday of the month from 8am to 12noon and the last Sunday of the month from 8:30am to 12:30pm.

GLENHOLME GALLERY

village green 21 Glenholme GalleryIf you are artistic by nature, have a love and appreciation of old paintings or frames or are just looking for something pretty to brighten up your home, Glenholme Gallery (pictures and frames) stocks all types of pictures, paintings, frames – old and new and there are some real bargains to be found.

You will find our Gallery in the old “tea garden” next to Marilyns Tea House and the bird aviary.

Glenholme Gallery is open on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturday mornings from 8am to 12 noon and the last Sunday of the month from 8:30am to 12:30pm.

THE MUSIC SHOP

village green 14 MusicThousands of old records can be found in our music shop which is a collectors’ haven.

These records have been sorted into categories and popular artists. Vinyl’s are back in fashion so do not miss out. Our music shop is also stocked with CD’s; DVD’s; play station games; videos and tape cassettes.

There is a wonderful selection of children’s popular and classical videos. We also have a selection of hardware, including old record players, hi-fi’s, VCR’s, CD players and speakers.

On the odd occasion musical instruments are donated. Follow the sound of music and you will find our music shop next to Toys.

Open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8am to 12noon and the last Sunday of the month from 8:30am to 12:30pm

TOTS 'N TEENS

village green 26 Tots and TeensFor the creative and crafty, this little shop Tots ‘n Teens, although small, is full of knick-knacks and needful things. Sewing fanatics will find a huge variety of buttons, patterns and sewing accessories.

Piles of material bundles line the counter and balls of wool fill baskets, with beads and needles and many other items filling the shelves. Tots ‘n Teens also sell children’s and babies’ clothing.

Our friendly volunteers will gladly assist you with whatever items you may be looking for.

Open on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8am to 12noon and the last Sunday of the month from 8:30am to 12:30pm.

THE ATTIC

village green 15 ATTIC 2A visit to the Attic boasts rows of bright and shiny treasures that everyone loves to collect. With a HUGE variety of “White Elephant” items marked at bargain prices, everyone benefits.

The Attic is stocked with a large variety of items: electrical appliances; computer equipment; ornaments; cutlery; crockery; Tupperware; glassware; stationery; sports equipment; lampshades; baking utensils etc…

The Attic is open every morning Monday to Saturday (except Sundays) from 8am to 12:30 and the last Sunday of the month from 8:30am to 12:30pm. The Attic is stocked daily with many new items.

Our visitors spend hours looking through our shelves, as you never know what you might find. The Attic will also stock all the items that cannot fit into the other specialist charity shops.

Please share with your friends and family so they too can come shopping for hidden treasures.

THE CABIN

village green 6 CabinThe Cabin is packed with railings of men’s clothing from jackets, t-shirts, suits, pants to shoes and swimwear.

The Cabin also have a magnificent selection of curtains, cushions, linen, blankets, table cloths and crochet items.

With many other interesting buys, including neck ties from 50c each, your shopping experience will be made that much better by our friendly volunteers and staff, who are at your service.

The Cabin is open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 12noon as well as the last Sunday of the month from 8:30am to 12:30pm.

THE FURNITURE SHOP

village green 17 Furniture ShopWe now have a Furniture Shop based in the old stables. At this time the shop is open on the last Saturday of the month however we hope to open more often in the near future.

We receive donations of all kinds including beds, lounge suits, coffee tables, wall units, side tables, garden furniture, office   furniture and much more.

Some of the furniture we receive are antiques and beautiful pieces are often donated through deceased estates or when people are moving into smaller homes and cannot keep large amounts of furniture.

Sometimes a little work and imagination is all that is needed to restore a beautiful piece.

The Furniture Shop is open on the last Saturday of the month from 8am to 12noon.

THE TACK SHACK

village green 23 Tack ShackThe SPCA Tack Shack has a selection of holters; nosebands; bridle pieces; bits; blankets; brushing boots; books; G.P. saddles; toe stoppers; jodphurs; girths; martingales; breast plates; reins; riding hats and brushes.

The Tack Shack is situated in a Wendy House opposite the Attic charity shop. Please ask the volunteers at the till point in the Attic for the key as the shop is kept locked.

We would be most grateful if you donated your unwanted Tack to this shop.

The keys for this shop can be collected from the Attic.

THE TOY SHOP

village green 5 ToysOur Toy Shop welcomes our visitors with bright, colorful crates of toys and piles of puzzles.

Our toy shop boasts an exciting range of toys such as board games; puzzles; soft toys; dolls; trucks; educational toys and much much more! Smaller toys are packed in bags and these bargain mixes are sold for R30 (unless priced otherwise).

Our toy shop receives generous donations from the local schools so you can be assured of a large variety as well as good quality toys for your children and pets!

Open on Mondays; Thursdays; Fridays and Saturdays from 8am to 12noon and the last Sunday of the month from 8:30am to 12:30pm.

THE SHONGWENI FARMERS MARKET

village green 28 Book Trailer

The Kloof and Highway SPCA have a large amount of books on sale at bargain prices every Saturday at the Shongweni Farmers Market from 06:30 to 10:30.

VOLUNTEER AT OUR SPCA

village green 9 Volunteers

With 11 charity shops – the Kloof and Highway SPCA have a long way to go before every shop is managed by enough volunteers and so we appeal to our community to consider volunteering in one of our charity shops and help us reach our goal where every shop is open every day.

The decision to volunteer at our SPCA will change your life, you will not only make many friends but you will be joining our family where every day is different and the reward you get for helping animals and being part of the team is priceless.

If you are interested, please contact our Village Green Manager at 0317641212 /3 or villagegreen@kloofspca.co.za.

There is an amazing comradery between the volunteers who have made lifelong friends and have shared many laughs and tears through the years.

We would love for you to become a part of our team.

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