INSPIRING PEOPLE TO LIVE IN HARMONY WITH NATURE.
For more than 40 years, WWF South Africa has been creating a sustainable and promising future for people, by championing the planet’s potential as a source of inspiration and foundation of all life by providing food, energy and water.
WWF remains one of the worlds’ largest and most respected independent conservation organisations with almost six million supporters and an active global network woven across over 100 countries. Their mission is to stop the Earth’s degradation while building a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SA
EVERY COMMUNITY LIVING IN POVERTY HAS THE POTENTIAL TO REWRITE THEIR STORY.
No one lives in dignity until we all live in dignity. Since 1996, Habitat for Humanity South Africa has engaged, encouraged and supported communities to create more sustainable futures for themselves. Your hearts and hands can contribute to the present and future generations that live in our poorest communities.
THE HAVEN NIGHT SHELTER
THE UNWAVERING BELIEF THAT NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO LIVE ON THE STREET.
Through social work, rehabilitation and family reunification programmes in temporary shelter, The Haven reintegrate the homeless into the community. The Haven “partners” with homeless adults who are seen as clients not the needy. Each client is required to contribute to the Haven through shelter fees and work. They meet with the social worker, agree on a personal development plan and undertake to do everything in their power to get back to place that they can call home.
BRINGING EDUCATION ESSENTIALS TO SOUTH AFRICAN KIDS.
The Apple-A-Day Foundation was founded in February 2015 after it became clear that there are too many children who don’t have the basics to attend school. Without these it is virtually impossible to get the most out of your education.
Their main objectives are to raise funds for kids who are in need of things like: stationery, school and sport uniforms, school books and learning materials.
Imagine not having a jersey or socks in winter – it would be impossible to concentrate in class. And if you have no pencils and text books, you can’t take notes or do homework. Or if you want to play in your school’s sports team, but have no trainers or boots or shorts, you cannot participate. Apple-A-Day wants to put an end to this, together.
THE ABILITY TO READ AND WRITE IS NOT A PRIVILEGE, IT’S A RIGHT.
Since 1973, Project Literacy have offered a range of high quality adult, youth and children’s education and training programmes to those in need. All of this is done through adult education centres, teacher training, curriculum development and community outreach.
In 2006, they launched the Run Home to Read family literacy project, which tackles the lack of Early Childhood Development in the lives of rural children. By educating parents and caregivers on how to develop early literacy skills, their children can make the most of their formal education at school.
TO PLAY IS TO LEARN. TO LEARN IS TO THRIVE.
Founded in 1936, originally a sanctuary for abandoned babies, Cotlands now focus on early childhood development, by establishing early learning playgroups and toy libraries for vulnerable children aged birth to six.
High-impact health, psycho-social and early learning play-based development helps children thrive and addresses the education and social crisis. Cotlands have “home bases” in 5 provinces, and their roaming toy libraries and facilitators go straight to children in rural areas who need them most.
REACH FOR A DREAM
BRINGING A DAY OF JOY TO KIDS WHO NEED IT MOST.
Since 1988, the Reach For A Dream Foundation has made the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses come true, by giving them a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Reach For A Dream don’t discriminate based on race, culture, financial status or any other factor – every child is encouraged to use their dreams to fight their illnesses. Whether or not their illnesses can be cured, having support, love and encouragement can make coping just a little bit easier.
THE SUNFLOWER FUND
NO ONE SHOULD LOSE THEIR LIFE BECAUSE THEY CAN’T FIND THEIR MATCH.
The Sunflower Fund was founded in 1999 by a group of parents whose children had leukaemia. They educate and registers stem cell donors on the South African Bone Marrow Registry. It takes two test tubes of blood to become a donor, but it costs The Sunflower Fund R2000 to test the sample – because they test for tissue type, not blood type.
In South Africa, the chance of finding a match is just 1 in 100 000, because our rainbow nation has more unique combinations of tissue types than most. The Sunflower Fund fundraise to cover the recruitment cost to grow an ethnically diverse registry of committed donors. There’s a belief that donating bone marrow means drilling into bone. In actual fact, it’s a relatively painless procedure – like a blood donation. There is hope for these sufferers and it lies in you.
LEARN TO EARN
A HAND UP, NOT A HAND OUT.
Learn to Earn uses life and market related skills programmes to partner with unemployed people from disadvantaged backgrounds and help change their lives. Since 1989, Learn to Earn has trained over 11,500 students, helping them build relationships and practically bridging educational, social and economic divides.
Learn to Earn offers 14 market related short courses. Students pay less than 5% of the actual cost, but their payment means they become contributing partners and have a greater sense of ownership in their development. The balance of funding to fulfil the vision of eradicating unemployment, comes through donations from trusts, foundations, corporate businesses, individual donors and self-generated income.
ANIMAL ANTI-CRUELTY LEAGUE
PROTECTING THE WELFARE OF THOSE WHO CAN’T DO IT FOR THEMSELVES.
Since 1956, the Animal Anti-Cruelty League has cared for and protected animals around South Africa.
Relying completely on the private and corporate sector for funding, the Animal Anti-Cruelty League provides veterinary care for those who can’t afford fees, a shelter and adoption programme, a mobile clinic to communities in need, and a primary school education programme on proper pet care. They’re also authorised to enforce the law and to prosecute animal cruelty cases and are the industry leaders in monitoring animal welfare standards in film and advertising shoots.
With the many challenges that face society, too often animals become the victims of cruel victimisation, so the Animal Anti-Cruelty League do everything in their power to alleviate their plight.