Every year we choose a non-profit organisation in every region and dedicate one day of the year to give back in the spirit of gratitude. Throughout the year our company supports their fundraising strategy in a variety of practical ways, provides resources for the individual fundraising efforts and makes a monetary contribution to the project. As individuals, we give back by raising funds, making other contributions to the benefit of the chosen charity organisation and by serving them on the day with our time, labour and efforts.
This year we are supporting the following non-profit organisations:
Gauteng - Ark Animal Centre in Chartwell
Ark Animal Centre (2012/171809/08), based in Chartwell (near Fourways) in Gauteng, is a rehabilitation and re-homing animal shelter that has a no suffer policy for animals in their care. They specialise in puppies, but also take in adult dogs. Their aim is to change the consciousness and attitude of people towards animals in South Africa through education and awareness and to promote animal welfare and animal rights. Read more about our Ark Animal Centre project and how we contributed to the cause!
KwaZulu-Natal - Husky Rescue KZN
Husky Rescue KZN (NPO: 077637), based in Cato Ridge in KwaZulu-Natal, was established in 2009. Since their inception, they have had more than 250 Huskies in their care. Once in their care, they rehabilitate, sterilise, microchip, vaccinate, deworm and treat the dogs for any medical conditions, or behavioural problems they may have. They focus on re-homing these amazing dogs into the care of individuals who can manage the special needs of this breed.
They have an average of 45 dogs in their care at any given time. Their long-term vision is starting with the procuring of a working farm where rescued Huskies and Horses are used in Animal Assisted Therapy Programmes to work with people who have suffered emotional traumas.
Read more about our Husky Rescue KZN project and how we contributed to the cause!
Western Cape – Khulisa Social Solutions’ Streetscapes Project
Khulisa Social Solutions – and specifically their Streetscapes Project is the main focus of the Western Cape project. Khulisa is a registered NPO and has been working with rehabilitation, behaviour change and community development for 19 years. Khulisa does not believe in “charity” – they aim to provide people with different life choice options but believe it is still the individual who needs to make the choice to change their life for the better.
Streetscapes provides employment options, one of which is through the establishment of inner-city vegetable gardens – these gardens are tended to by previously homeless individuals who discover self-worth and dignity in seeing the fruits of their labour and newly acquired skills, and who benefit from the income generated through the sales of organic vegetables to restaurants and residents.
Trafalgar Renewal is a story of collaboration: The Renewal Institute joined hands with Khulisa and the Trafalgar High School to establish the newest vegetable garden in the District 6 area.
Read more about the Trafalgar Renewal - in support of Khulisa’s Streetscapes Project and how we contributed to the cause!