CHARITY ORGANISATIONS ARE NOT STRANGERS TO CRISIS
Charities Lead Isaac Maregele
Like many of our companies and organisations, our charity organisations are not immune to the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequences that flow from government’s response to the crisis, including, but not limited to, the restrictions of the national lock down and the economic fallout of the crisis.
Despite these challenging times, we at the IIWC remain committed to donating to our charities in any small (or large) way possible.
As a reminder to our members, the IIWC’s designated charities for the 2020 year are:
Percy Bartley House
This home accommodates disadvantaged young men who have formally lived on the streets, and who come from abused situations and/or dysfunctional families. Percy Bartley House exists to offer its students emotional and physical care so they are able to positively change and develop into responsible young men.
Food Forward SA
Established in 2009 to address widespread hunger in South Africa, Food Forward SA connects a world of excess to a world of need by recovering quality edible surplus food from the consumer goods supply chain and distributing it to community organisations that serve the poor.
Mdzananda Animal Clinic
This clinic was founded in the township of Khayelitsha, 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 700 pets per month. It is fully funded by individual and organisation donors. Visit the website and consider becoming a regular Paw Member to keep this animal clinic serving our four-legged friends.
The WOOF Project is the dynamic initiative of Oscars Arc, a registered NPO born to inspire dog adoption and save dogs’ lives. The WOOF Project is a dynamic ‘pop-up’ dog adoption initiative that accelerates dog adoption through innovative design, creative marketing, and providing an unrivaled dog adoption experience.
During the course of the lockdown, we have continued to raise funds for these various organisations. These fundraising activities have ranged from pop-up virtual yoga sessions to exciting online quiz evenings. Most of the proceeds of the events were directed to Mdzananda Animal Clinic, who are not only struggling from a lack of donor support during Covid-19, but were also the victim of armed robbery during the lockdown period and the shelter being flooded in June.
Our efforts to raise funds for our charities in this new, largely digital, world are ongoing and we hope that each IIWC member will support in future efforts.
To donate please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org