LISTED CHARITIES OR CAUSES

You are welcome to contact any of our listed charities or causes should you want to help them! Please remember to tell us about what you will be doing, so that we can tell the world about it! 


 

 Matla A Bana

WHAT: Helps 13000 children who report abuse against them every year. Most of them are girls between 8 and 12 who has been raped. 

NEED: Goods for comfort packs for these children (deodorant, teddy bears, face cloth, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cup-a-soup, panties (girls ages 4 - 12), notebook, pen, colouring book, crayons, juice, crisps, energy bar, packet of tissues, sanitary towels)

NEED : Upgrade offices  to be child-friendly. This is at the Child Protection Units in Mosselbay, Oudtshoorn, George Child Protection units. 

WHO : Monique Strydom: 083 2129824

WEB : www.matlaabana.co.za 

Isithembiso Babies Home

WHAT: Isithembiso Babies Home forms a temporary safe house for abandoned babies from newborn up to 3 years of age. The reason for abandonment stems from abuse, HIV/AIDS, neglect, poverty or death. Since its inception in November 2005, more than 40 babies have been successfully cared for and placed into foster or adoptive homes or been reunited with their families. We aim to make a difference in the Port Elizabeth community by speaking up for those who can’t speak for themselves, bringing hope to the future. The babies are placed with us by the Police and welfare organisations. The babies live with us here at Isithembiso, until we [along with the social workers] find them new homes / families, either adoptive or foster homes or see them reunited with their families. While the babies are in our care we believe our role in their lives is far more than just changing nappies, feeding, loving & nurturing them. Our work at a fundamental level is not just that or care-givers but forms a large part of the child’s eventual education, in that “At the age of five, the brain has reached 90 percent of its adult size and the child’s emotional, behavioural, cognitive and social foundation is set for the rest of the individual’s life.” Lauren Stretch – Early Inspiration.

NEED : Individuals & business’s can assist us in various ways: 1) Help us with our daily needs by donating products such as nappies, formula, longlife milk and baby products (powder, creams, wet wipes). 2) Sponsor a child for R3000 per month. 3) Involve your company, school, sports / book club by putting on a fundraising event in aid of our Home. Our B-BBEE status is 80 percent. Please contact us for more information on Tax and B-BBEE benefits available to companies making financial donations. 

WHO : Claudette Erasmus: +27825782699 

WEB : www.isithembiso.org

Smile Foundation

WHAT: We’re About Putting Smiles on the Faces of Children in South Africa! The Smile Foundation is a South African NGO that assists children with any type of facial abnormality, to receive free corrective Plastic and Reconstructive surgery within South Africa. We help children who suffer from treatable facial deformities such as Cleft Lip and Palate, burn victims, Moebius syndrome (facial paralysis) and other conditions. We are currently based in 7 Academic Hospitals around South Africa. We are investing in the medical teams we work with, through a Skills Development programme, and we assist the hospitals by purchasing equipment for use by the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. To date, we have changed almost 1000 lives. Our Chief Patron Nelson Mandela’s wish is for us to assist as many children around South Africa as possible. 

NEED: Get Involved! - Donate towards giving a child the gift of a smile today. - Refer a patient who needs assistance for a facial deformity - Volunteer your time at one of the hospitals we partner with around South Africa. 

WHO : Michelle Gerszt: 011 325 6480

WEB : www.smilefoundation.co.za

Children of the dawn

WHAT: We care for the orphans and vulnerable children of 7 to 18 years old. make sure the kids have balanced food daily and go to school with the necessary support and many more adventures to build the child by exploring more with opportunities. 

NEED: 1. finacial support of R250 per month 2. giving suport of clothes and penpal with them 3. giving donation to the bursary educational trust.

WHO : Magali 072 4280939 

WEB : www.childrenofthedawn.org.za