The Hoop 2


Another Shipping Container for South Africa

is being renovated at Hopewell !!!


The work is nearly completed!  All that is left to be done are the finishing touches requiring special skills.  Thanks to the many, many people who volunteered over the past months with the renovation of the shipping container.  It won’t be too long until HOOP 2 is serving as rooms used for job training of the Mosaic parents who have adopted or are fostering orphaned and vulnerable children.  

The first HOOP was renovated into a kitchen and a meeting room during the summer of 2016 at Hopewell.  The container was filled with donations and shipped to South Africa, where it was added to the Mosaic Paarl Community Center.  Today, it is used to cook food for 160 preschool-age children in the Ma’s for Wellington program, and the meeting room serves 100 children in the Mosaic afterschool program.

How YOU, and others can help


To help renovate the shipping container while it is at Hopewell UMC:

No experience is necessary to volunteer.   

4 Ways to Donate.

#1  -  These NEW or GENTLY USED items may be brought to Hopewell UMC (852 Hopewell Road, Downingtown), to be sent to South Africa in the shipping container:

(For Kitchen Use)  Cookie Sheets; Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls; Serving Bowls and Serving Trays (all sizes);

Microwaveable Bowls (all sizes); Industrial Size Cooking Pots; Big Serving Trays; Forks; Spoons; Butter Knives;

Chopping and Cutting Knives

(For Learning)  Dictionaries; Books (all ages); Wooden Puzzles; Educational Toys and Games (all ages); Legos

(Clothing, sizes youth small-adult medium)  Sweatshirts; Jackets; Coats

#2  -  For ONLINE SHOPPERS, an additional list of needed items is at

#3  -  For AMAZON SHOPPERS, a wish list has been created on Amazon to make it easy to purchase donations at can be shipped directly to MosaicSA, 64 E Uwchlan Ave #274, Exton, PA 19341; or dropped off at Hopewell UMC.

#4  -  Monetary donations can be made payable and mailed to Hopewell UMC with ‘Mosaic’ written on the memo line of the check.

Invite Others to Participate.

If your co-workers, clubs, civic organizations, school, or other groups would like to participate in the renovation and/or to collect donations, contact Tony or Cammy Brantzeg (;

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