Coastal Horse Care Unit
Founded in 2009, the Coastal Horse Care Unit is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the welfare and protection of equine animals from abuse, as well as rehabilitation through campaigns and education on horse and donkey care.
The Emahhashini Training Centre, a facility used by the CHCU in conjunction with the Rural Outreach Program, promotes on-site and in-field education to those rural communities working with horses.
The farm is a rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming centre for horses who are abused or neglected. To date this year, CHCU have offered care and medical assistance to almost 4 000 horses within the rural districts of KZN. CHCU empowers equine communities through service initiative; education in terms of how to care for horses that are used for racing, transportation, herding, and leisure.
CHCU are 100% reliant on funding to feed, shelter and offer medical attention to the many horses they treat and rehabilitate. We would encourage donations and are also more than grateful for donations of pre-loved tack, shavings, hay, or even for volunteers to come and help out at the unit.
FOR MORE INFO: 073 550 3061 | FB: @coastalhorsecare
Ingane Yami – which means my childin isiZulu – is a permanent, loving home for orphaned and vulnerable children. The village is based in the Shongweni Valley and consists of individual homes, each belonging to a carefully selected foster mother and six children.
The first child came to call Ingane Yami home 10 years ago. Today the village has six homes with 26 children, with a vision of adding another 19 homes. Ingane Yami is not an orphanage in the traditional sense: Ingane Yami is a forever home.
There are so many ways to get involved: you can give a once-off monetary donation towards making the kids’ Christmas extra special this year, or you can give more regularly by signing up to sponsor a child.
Doors are always open to show anyone who’s interested around; and keep your eyes open to hear about the Family Day in March 2023.
The Robinhood Foundation
After two long years of Covid, The Robinhood Foundation is finally running their full Bless a Granny & Grandpa Campaign with parties at each home and in-person visits, lavish eats, tea and music. Visiting many old age homes in and around Durban, the foundation will be treating the elderly to a morning of love and laughter. For many old folk, this is the only gift they receive all year and for some, the only visitor they get.
How Can You Help?
1. Make a Wish: Email us at email@example.com with your request on how many grannies’ and grandpas’ Christmas wish lists you would like to fulfil, along with your contact details. We will then send you the names of your grannies or grandpas and their wish lists, along with a date of delivery.
2. Fulfil A Wish: Purchase a gift to the value of R250 each. Place your gifts into a fabric gift shopper or bag. We encourage you to include a personalised card or message. Attach the provided printable gift tag securely on the outside of the gift bag.
3. A Wish Come True: Drop your gift bags at one of our drop-off points by the stipulated date, and your much-appreciated gift will be personally hand-delivered to your granny or grandpa.
If you would like to rather make a donation for a gift, please can you deposit R250 into the Robinhood Foundation bank account and we will purchase the gift on your behalf.
FOR MORE INFO: 082 864 5729 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hearts In Hands
Hearts in Hands Foodbank NPO was started by local businesswoman Tracy Klokie at the start of lockdown in March 2020, when she felt compelled to get involved in making a difference personally to positively impact the community.
Each week HIH provides meals for over 100 children at Asivuke Community Centre, and sends out food-aid hampers, sandwiches and fresh produce and supplies into the community of Embo and surrounds for the families they support. They also assist a few local creches, homes for the elderly and children’s homes with food supply and necessities – partnering with local, trusted organisations and community members.
This Christmas season, HIH want to share a little Christmas spirit in the community and bless 200 children under 12 through their outreaches in Embo – and would love your help in donating a brand new toy to the value of R200, or donate to Hearts in Hands.
FOR MORE INFO: email@example.com | 084 555 1195
Anchor Of Hope
Anchor of Hope started in 2014 as a group of volunteers passionate about improving literacy rates in our schools. Their aim is to create structured literacy programs in schools in order to benefit those children who are falling behind, and the organisation has grown to a point where they are running two literacy centres and libraries at Clayton Primary School and Natest Primary School – located in Overport and Phoenix respectively.
During lockdown, they learned that many of the students at Natest Primary School were without food, as they had relied on the hot meal provided by the school. They therefore established a relationship with Bhekimpilo Daycare Creche in the Waterloo area, where many of the Natest Students live. Anchor of Hope now supports the creche in providing a hot, nutritious meal to their community once a week, and provide the children with a sandwich once a week. They have also opened a homework centre at the creche to provide a space for older children in the community to complete homework and receive help with their schoolwork.
Assistance is always appreciated in the form of volunteers at the literacy centres (no teaching experience required) as well as the sandwich-making group, and any financial donation will be most welcome.
FOR MORE INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org | 082 466 8323
Gozololo began in 1997 in KwaMashu, and its name in Zulu means stay awhile; rest awhile; or a halfway house. The name was chosen as a result of the vision of founder, Mirriam Cele. Gozololo is the response of a growing community of people on a passionate quest to change perspectives, beliefs and ultimately outcomes, by mobilising individuals around South Africa to take positive action against the tragedy of children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS, violence, crime and teenage pregnancy.
Gozololo exists to implement and manage sustainable community-based childcare centres that will ease the pain and suffering inflicted on children who are vulnerable, mostly as a result of the breakdown of the core family unit.
Due to limited resources, Gozololo is struggling to operate its four centres around Durban, and is currently trying to fix their centres after lockdown vandalism and the April floods. Donations to assist in rebuilding and daily operations would be appreciated, and food donations are also always welcome.