Do you want to share in the spirit of Mandela Day but you’re still unsure of how or where to make your contribution? No problem. Junk Mail has cultivated a list of worthy causes for your consideration. All offer more than one way to help and your contribution will be very welcome. Do your part, big or small, to make a difference in somebody’s life.
“Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.” – Nelson Mandela
CHOC – Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa
About the cause: CHOC exists to serve and support the children, parents, families, and communities through their cancer journey to keep more than hope alive. CHOC is the only organisation in South Africa that provides comprehensive countrywide support for children with cancer, life-threatening blood disorders, and their families.
What is needed: Financial assistance or volunteer work.
How to help: There are two ways you can support CHOC. You can donate or get involved. Any financial contribution is always appreciated. If this isn’t possible, you can donate your time as an individual or as a company. Click here to see a great list of ways you can volunteer.
About the cause: forgood is an online platform that connects passionate people with needy organisations. It is a social marketplace where skills, goods, services, and information can easily be offered and asked for. forgood is about matchmaking – for good.
What is needed: Whatever you’re willing and able to give/do.
How to help: This is totally up to you. For good has so many options that you’re sure to find something that fits into your wheelhouse.
Wollies Animal Project
About the cause: Wollies is an animal shelter that originally started out as a sterilisation project in 2003 and has since expanded into a safe haven that cares for over 1 000 homeless dogs and cats. Wollies is registered as a non-profit, pro-life organisation that does not receive any government funding. Every cat and dog remain in their care until they find their forever homes.
What is needed and how to help: Dog and cat food will always be a pressing necessity. Blankets, toys, dog and cat-related items you don’t use anymore.Volunteers to help around the shelter and give the fur kids some attention. Financial aid to cover veterinary bills is also very welcome.
Mohau Child and Youth Care Centre
About the cause: Mohau Child and Youth Care Centre provides care and support to orphaned, abused, abandoned, neglected, and terminally ill children and their families who are infected/ affected by HIV/AIDS. Mohau Centre provides temporary or permanent residential care and community-based social services to the children and families. Children are placed at the centre through court order.
What is needed and how to help: The biggest need remains financial donations for the ongoing running of the centre, day-to-day expenses such as salaries, insurance, petrol, motor vehicle expenses, repairs and maintenance etc. You can also sponsor a child’s expensive. If these options aren’t a possibility, items such as toiletries, cleaning equipment, food, stationery etc can be donated. Please contact Mohau for a list of their current needs.
SANBS – South African National Blood Service
About the cause: The mission of the South African National Blood Service is to provide all patients with sufficient, safe, quality blood products and medical services related to blood transfusion in an equitable, cost-effective manner.
What is needed and how to help: Blood donations. By donating a single pint of blood, you can save three people’s lives.
Siyakha Youth Foundation
About the cause: The Siyakha Youth Foundation envisions a youth that is equipped with principles that will ensure they become responsible South African citizens. Its mission is to feed, educate, and transform communities and it aims to eradicate the social ills that exist within the communities of Tshwane. The SYF currently serves the greater youth of Tshwane.
What is needed and how to help: The Siyakha Youth Foundation is currently doing a sanitary towel drive. See the flyer below for details on how you can contribute to his worthy cause.
Contact information: Email Siyakha at firstname.lastname@example.org or call any of the two numbers listed on the flyer below.
It doesn’t matter if you picked one of the charities above or if you’ll be doing something different, thank you for the part you’re playing in making your community a better place.