Job Creation

The Restore Job Creation project includes a range of creative manufacturing and retail initiatives, see more information below.

iThemba Shops

iThemba Building Materials

Have you recently finished an upgrade on your house?  Got old doors, windows or sanitary ware?  Why not donate them to our used building materials shop in Braelyn, East London. Our team collects used building items (all shapes and sizes) from the donor’s premises and can issue a tax benefit certificate to registered businesses for the value of these goods.  These items are then cleaned, repaired or customized to our clients requirements and sold at very competitive prices.  The proceeds of this project go towards the backbone costs of The Restore Trust and developing job creation initiatives in our city.

New Collection

Help us improve the quality of housing of low income earners.

We’ll collect your second-hand building materials, free of charge within 48 hours.

060 457 8208

Donor certificates are availalbe on request.

iThemba Clothing Shop Team

iThemba Clothing Shop

The iThemba Clothing Shop was launched in 2014.  The community is encouraged to donate second-hand clothing, homeware, baby clothes and equipment to the shop.  This merchandise is then sold at very affordable prices, and the proceeds go toward supporting the activities of Breath of Life.  In addition, the shop creates employment for 2 ladies.  The shop also gives the community a central point to purchase very well priced clothing and household equipment.  Find us directly across from the Town Traffic Dept. on the corner of Phoenix and Plumbago Street, Braelyn, East London.

Donate Clothing

Clearing out your wardrobe? Donate any unwanted clothing items to the iThemba Charity Shop!

Find the big yellow collection bins at various points around the city.  This initiative generates funds for Breath of Life which supports and cares for abandoned babies and women in crisis pregnancy.

079 094 6168

Drop off points

Mambo’s Plastic Warehouse
Balfour Park Shopping Centre, Vincent

Stationers and Branding Shop
11 Devereux Avenue, Vincent

Vincent Park Shopping Centre

Dr Robyn Spring
Life Beacon Bay

Hudson Park High School
Devereux Avenue, Vincent

Stirling Baptist Church Office
30 Drake Road, Nahoon

Chisel'd Woodwork

Chisel’d Woodwork

Our unique brand of upcycled quality pallets allow our team to design and custom build your dream article of furniture to your specifications. Established in 2011 we have built up the knowledge together with our passionate team to offer a range of pine and hard wood options to cater for your needs.

Our product range includes Dining Tables, Benches, Vanities, Wall features along with other funky and practical articles.

We pride ourselves in ensuring your expectations are met along with the service you deserve.

See some of our work

Feel free to contact us for contract and custom made orders.

071 351 3227

Restore for Life Trainee

Job Creation Training Program

The Restore for Life training program works closely with established organizations such as New Hope Fellowship, who have created a longstanding and credible practical learner program known as Work 4 a Living.  This not only gives the trainees all the theory they need for basic life skills, but also a real life opportunity to put their theory to practice. We are excited to be one of the channels through which these trainees can complete the Work 4 a Living course.

The trainees learn how to replicate our sustainable recycling initiatives in order to provide for themselves and their families.