Uniting to refill children’s joy tanks

In the spirit of giving, for the 2023 festive season, all staff had the opportunity to fill a shoebox to bring joy to the children of the Fikelela Aids Project Children’s Home in Khayelitsha, and the Masigcine Children’s Home in Mfuleni, Kuils River. The boxes were filled with practical necessities, as well as sweets, education […] Continue reading

An Act of Kindness…

August has been classified as Women’s Month, and it’s not only about highlighting and recognising women, but reaching out to women in need. The CSR Committee identified the Thuthuzela Centre at Karl Bremmer Hospital in Bellville this year to be the recipient of 16 care bags. Thuthuzela Care Centres (TCCs) are one-stop facilities that have […] Continue reading

Spreading Joy this Winter

This winter was brutally cold and wet. Right here, in the Western Cape, temperatures felt colder than the measured values. It was even “snow day” in parts of Johannesburg on Monday, 10 July 2023, as freezing winter weather gripped Gauteng. As part of our annual Winter Drive, we do our best to spread warmth and […] Continue reading

Slipper Day helps Sick Children live their Dreams

Slipper Day is Reach For A Dream’s biggest annual fundraiser. This year, Slipper Day took place on Friday, 5 May 2023. Reach For A Dream also launched the Slipper Shuffle dance challenge this year with a new hybrid dance track called ‘Step Up’ to get everyone on their feet and into their slippers to raise […] Continue reading
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Pink Trees for Pauline this Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in South Africa, and this year we supported the non-profit company Pink Trees for Pauline, in association with CANSA (Cancer Association of South Africa).   We contributed to this unique initiative by purchasing head wraps #doekwithadifference , earrings and pink fabric for wrapping trees #wrappedincolourunitedinhope to create awareness and […] Continue reading
Open Day, Pebbles Project, winelands

Pebbles Project Stellenbosch Open Day 2022

Representatives of the CSR Committee (Elizabeth Auret and Hayley Richards) enjoyed a special morning at the Pebbles Project Open Day at the Stellenbosch branch, based at Villiera Wine Farm, on the 9th of September. The main emphasis of the Pebbles Project is education. Working with children and families in the Winelands farming communities in the […] Continue reading
Women's month

Supporting the Vulnerable in our Communities

Women’s Month provided the opportunity to once again donate to organisations that support the vulnerable in our society. The CSR Committee identified St Anne’s Home in Woodstock and the Thuthuzela Care Centre at Karl Bremmer Hospital in Bellville. 15 care bags were donated to the ladies of St Anne’s Home – a shelter for mothers […] Continue reading
Care bags; food drive; winter

Sharing the Warmth this Winter

With increased food costs and rising electricity bills, the financial pressures continue to pile up for people, especially the needy. With this in mind, as part of our annual Winter Drive, the CSR Committee purchased a number of basic food items and packed a total of 67 Winter Care Bags for distribution to families in […] Continue reading
Children's home; Shoeboxes

Spreading the Christmas cheer

For our 2021 Christmas initiative, the staff came together to make it a season of delight and celebration for the kids of the Fikelela Aids Project Children’s Home in Khayelitsha and the Masigcine Children’s Home in Mfuleni, Kuils River. Each staff member was given a child’s name and a shoebox to fill with gifts, necessities […] Continue reading

Turning Victims into Survivors

South Africa has one of the highest rates of violence against women and girls in the world. Women are at risk, and NGOs in Cape Town like the Thuthuzela Care Centres are doing great work to fight against gender-based violence. A Thuthuzela Care Centre is a designated forensic and medical service available to rape survivors […] Continue reading