Our 2019 Nominated Charities
Percy Bartley House
Percy Bartley House was established in 1951 as a youth hostel and was known as Christopher House. Serving young men in need of a place to stay while they look for employment or needed support to complete their education. Many have walked through the doors and continue coming back to give testimony of help rendered to them. Due to old age Mr Bartley In 1991 handed it to City Mission and it was renamed: Percy Bartley House after its founder, Percy Foxwell Bartley and continued to render the service in his honour however due organisational restructuring in 2007 it became an independent organisation from city mission with a focus of serving boys age 10 to 18 in line with the children’s act.
Mdzananda Animal Clinic
It all started with a community hero who wanted to help his neighbours pets. Mr Jo from the Khayelitsha pushed a trolley and water bucket around the community, bathing and feeding community pets. He soon attracted volunteers to assist him. A long standing volunteer was able to secure funding from the International Fund of Animal Welfare to assist this man in his animal saving efforts. Overwhelmed by the funding, he decided to hand the project over to this volunteer who grew the Mdzananda Animal Clinic and became the full time Project Manager up until May 2015 when a new Director joined Mdzananda. Highly respected and supported by the Khayelitsha community, the Mdzananda Animal Clinic was founded in 1996 in response to the need to provide primary veterinary healthcare services to a fast growing community that had no access to help for their animals. It is a permanent, non-profit, veterinary council registered animal hospital serving up to 1000 pets per month. Initially Mdzananda worked from a single donated shipping container with no running water or electricity. Today, thanks to the support of our donors, Mdzananda is a fully functioning animal haven running 6 days a week. Mdzananda means distemper in the local isiXhosa dialect - a viral disease affecting many animals in the Khayelitsha community.
WOOF Project is the dynamic initiative of Oscars Arc – a registered NPO born to inspire dog adoption and save dogs’ lives.WOOF Project a dynamic ‘pop — up’ dog adoption initiative that accelerates dog adoption through innovative design, creative marketing, and providing an unrivalled dog adoption experience