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Help us complete Animal Lighthouse
Hopefield, South Africa
Pets and wildlife
- R60000 Solar Panels or Wind Tubine
This will give us electricity to pump water for the animals in our care. We then can use our computers and fridges to make life easier for all. At ...
Dustbins, hosepipes, watering cans, garbage bags &
Hennops, Centurion 0140, South Africa
Pets and wildlife
- 5 Dustbins
- 2 Hosepipes
- 5 Watering cans
- 200 Garbage bags
Make the lives of the dogs much easier at the centre, as well as the staff being more productive.
Food and blankets for the elderly folk in JHB.
62 Clacton Road, Johannesburg 2101, South Africa
- 100 Blankets
- 10 hours Fixing electrical items in their homes
- R8500 Any donations that assist with the daily food that is bought for them. Our food bill is approx R8500 per month.
Many of the elderly live on their pension only and would certainly appreciate just having a chat with the donors of the food and other items.
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Solar Panel Raffle
, 7 Mar, 2014 12:00 AM, Hopefield, South Africa
How long is it: Less than one hour
Group name: Animal Lighthouse
Organised by: Ronel Basson
1 members(s) attending the activity
Winter warmer - cycle tour fund raiser
, 26 Apr, 2014 6:00 AM, Vredendal, South Africa
How long is it: Greater than one day
Group name: Chances of Hope
Organised by: Chances of Hope
0 members(s) attending the activity
Gala Evening at La Vie En Rose
, 18 Mar, 2014 7:00 PM, 48 Melville Road, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
How long is it: 2-4 hours
Group name: The Hakuna Matata House
Organised by: Rebecca Kemp Pogir
0 members(s) attending the activity
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Group name: MES
Group summary: MES is a Christian social development organisat...
Shack Fire victims in Khayalitsha get new houses
Story by Gift of the Givers, 3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa
Victims of the New Year's day shack fires recently received quality houses, built by Gift of the Givers.
Construction had initially commenced in February, but Gift of the Givers was highly unimpressed with the quality of those houses and stopped the entire project. They then put together their own building team, purchased quality building material, focussed on workmanship under their own supervision and management and the end result is there for all to see.
"Those who have visited these 24 new houses designed by us and built according to our specifications, are in absolute awe as to the effort dedicated in providing something of real quality free for the disadvantaged masses in our country." Building of the next 24 houses commenced on Monday, 25 March 2013.
The public is welcome to contribute to this ongoing project either into our bank account or sms "GIFT" to 30100 on a Vodacom number (100 % of funds come to us) or sms "GIFT" 40100 on any other network (80% of funds come to us). Visit the Vodacom Change The World platform for more details on this. Vodacom is an official partner to Gift of the Givers and sets up communication for us in disaster situations through specialised satellite technology in the absence of functioning networks.
For more details please call Gawa on 083 661 3035
Thankful for the help
Story by Harfield Early Learning Centre, 3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM, Lancaster St, Cape Town 7708, South Africa
Our school needed bark chips under all our large equipment before winter. The bark chips mean that the children are not playing in mud in the wet winter months, but also that if someone should fall, there is a soft landing.
With a generous donation from Alison Gibb and her "run for funds" NGO we were able to afford the chips needed. Now the school play ground looks more welcoming. The kids love playing on all the large equipment. As one walks past the school the sound of playing happy children is a welcome sound.
Alison, thank you for seeing us on Forgood and deciding to help us.
We really appreciate it!
School is open
Story by Harfield Early Learning Centre, 1/8/2013 7:00:00 AM, Lancaster St, Cape Town 7708, South Africa
On Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 our school re-opened. Harfield ELC is in full swing again.
It was so nice to walk in and greet all the familiar faces. A few of the new children had a difficult time letting a parent go, but when we fetched them they were all smiling. Who wouldn't? Lots of friends, lots of toys, space to run and climb and new things to learn.
Wilma was there to greet all the parents and lead the children to their new classes, while the teachers settle the children in. Activities were packed out and the blue clay and dress-up corner would tempt even the parents to stay.
Thank you Wilma and the staff of Harfield ELC for looking after our children so well!
Building partnerships for education in the North West province
Story by Youth for Christ Missions and Outreach , 12/22/2012 12:00:00 AM, 33 Arterial St, Germiston 2007, South Africa
A group of 15 volunteers from World Servants of Netherlands arrived on 18th December to take part in a Construction and Renovation Project at Ramosadi Primary in Mahikeng, Montshiwa in the North West Province. Youth for Christ Mahikeng works closely with the school where Youth Workers work along LO Educators in promoting Healthy Lifestyles amongst the 380 learners, many of whom are orphans and vulnerable children.
Youth for Christ SA, in partnership with World Servants of the Netherlands is building a Youth Missions Outreach Ministry that seeks to mobilize young South Africans with the Rainbow Spirit of Hope, to give of their time and selves to build and to make a difference. This partnership contributes to the UN's Millennium Development Goals for development. This particular project contributes as well to the Schools for Every Child Project. On the cards already are plans for the next project in the months of July or August.
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