With your help, Charity Pot and our charitable giving initiatives provide funding for small, grassroots groups in the following areas: environment; animal protection; and human rights. Below is a list of the charities we have supported:
Chic Mamas Do Care Durban- Chic Mamas Do Care is a South African NPO raising funds to support early childhood development projects in our neighbouring communities. We strongly believe in the importance of Early Childhood Development (ECD) and that every child should be given the opportunity to grow in a safe and stimulating environment. ECD plays an essential role in the fight to eliminate poverty. There are extensive needs amongst the ‘unseen’ communities right on our doorstep and we are passionate about giving children the foundation they deserve and making a real difference to their futures. Most of our fundraising is done through the sale of good quality preloved clothing. We are committed to the 3 R’s - reducing, reusing and recycling - as fashion - particularly fast fashion - is the world’s second biggest commuter. In Durban, our third and latest project is the installation of Zamokuhle Preschool in a rural part of Kwadabeka township. 18 preschoolers currently crowd into a cramped, rustic iron structure on the edge of an informal settlement. The ablutions and water are communal and pupils need to be walked to them. Thanks to the LUSH CHARITY POT, we shall be able to buy two waterless loos and in doing so, give the dedicated teachers and children in their care, this basic human right and the dignity and sense of worth they deserve.
Thula Baba Project- Thula Baba Project believes that Mothers equipped with knowledge and tools can change lives.The 4 building blocks are:
CARE: Keeping baby healthy and safe, preventing the spread of illnesses and creating safe places for baby to sleep and play.
PLAY: Early stimulation for developing minds, teaching and encouraging moms to talk, sing and read to their babies from the very beginning. Explorative play is vital to ensure school readiness and better academic achievements.
FOOD: Good nutrition from pregnancy, through breast-feeding to early solids, thereby helping to prevent FAS (Foetal Alcohol Syndrome) and stunting - creating the foundation for healthy bodies and minds.
LOVE: Bonding with baby, creating strong attachments which is key to developing confident children who grow up into caring people. Confident children are able to learn more easily.
Mothers are encouraged to attend Antenatal and Childcare courses with the promise of a Thula Baba Bucket as a graduation gift. The Thula Baba Bucket is a 25 litre plastic bucket filled with carefully selected items to equip moms to implement their training and help baby reach the key growth and development milestones. These are awarded to mothers who attend all the classes of the 8-week course.
HLUMELELISA - An ancient Nguni word that means “to heal from a broken bone”. In modern usage, it refers to the healing of the human spirit. The need to heal and renew the spirit inspires everything we do, along with the belief that everyone deserves a second chance. We provide this second chance to sentenced offenders (prisoners) and youth-at-risk, and we do so through a 10-month, AgriSETA accredited training course in horticulture, combined with training in life skills and entrepreneurship. Our mission is to equip sentenced offenders and people at risk with practical horticultural and life skills so that they may be able to work themselves out of poverty, become fully reintegrated in the community and help to create a greener, safer, more beautiful South Africa.
FUNDA NENJA - We work with the dogs and children of Mpophomeni Township just outside Howick, KZN. The children are taught to use humane, gentle methods of handling and training their dogs using only positive reinforcement training methods. (Using treats as a reward). The dogs are also treated for ticks, fleas, worms and given regular rabies vaccinations. All the dogs that join the program are also fitted with a collar and lead and given a blanket and food bowl on their first day. We have an education officer who does home visits for each and every child that attends the program and educates the whole family about basic animal welfare issues. We also have a social worker who attends to the children's psycho social needs as a lot of them come from very poor or abusive homes. We currently have about 80 children and dogs in the program.
TIN CAN TOWN – Educating the local community in squatter camps in and around Cape Town on the harmonious relationship between humans and animals.
BEAUTIFUL YOUTH LEADERSHIP IMBIZO (CLEAN C) – Motivating and encouraging the youth in Joe Slovo Park and surrounding townships and make them realize that the future lies in their hands.
SANCCOB - The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds
DAKTARI BUSH SCHOOL & WILDLIFE ORPHANAGE - An NPO founded in 2006 with the goal of enabling local children to have a better quality of life
VULPRO - Vulture conservation
TEARS ANIMAL RESCUE - The Emma Animal Rescue Society, its mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home domestic animals, as well as provide veterinary services to local communities.
MONKEY HELPLINE- Rescue, Rehabilitate & Educate.
PEBBLES PROJECT- A non-profit organisation passionate about supporting children and their families in farming communities in South Africa.
THULA THULA - Disaster Relief in Hout Bay
FRIENDS OF THE LIESBEEK - Looking after the river and its environs
AWSS - Animal Welfare Society Stellenbosch
SAME LOVE TOTI - Suppourting LGBTQ & their families. Creating awareness, respect, equality and safe spaces. Preventing suicides, answering LGBTQ questions and giving talks.
SHUMBASHABA COMMUNITY TRUST- We run projects and programs in which horses are helping people to reach their potential as spiritual, physical and emotional beings.
THE BEACH CO-OP- The Beach Co-op is a not-for-profit company. Our mission is to eliminate, reuse, redesign and recycle single-use plastic, which often lands up in our oceans and on our beaches. We work with single-use plastics at all points of the value chain, to: remove them from the beach, refuse them when making purchases, work with brands and companies who want to use less plastic, encourage manufacturers to design plastic packaging with a circular economy in mind.
VETERANS FOR WILDLIFE- Empowering veterans to aid in the prevention of wildlife crime. Veterans for Wildlife is an international charity committed to the protection of wildlife and the world’s critically endangered species. By deploying highly-skilled and experienced former service personnel, Veterans for Wildlife aims to play a key role in conservation and the prevention of wildlife crime.
As a people-focused organisation, Veterans for Wildlife has two primary objectives:
- Supporting conservation entities and rangers at the grass roots level.
- The empowerment and development of military veterans.