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5 Ways to Pay it Forward this Festive Season

Make a difference to someone else’s life this festive season by giving a gift that goes a long way. We love these charity initiatives



1. Buckets of Love

This year, the Buckets of Love campaign hopes to reach 32 000 individuals with its festive food parcels. Each bucket costs R130 and contains 13 basic food items, enough to feed a family of four. To donate online, click here.


2. DeskBags

Over three million South African children do not have the privilege of being taught in a formal classroom setting or sitting at a desk. DeskBags offers a portable desk solution and a good-looking schoolbag that’s made to last. You can pledge a DeskBag to a child in need for just R150.


3. FoodBank South Africa

Give more this Christmas by purchasing a Foodbank South Africa gift voucher, and you can make a positive difference to help end hunger in South Africa. Vouchers start at R50 (for 30 meals). Visit www.foodbank.org.za for more information and to make your contribution.


4. SOS Children’s Villages South Africa

SOS Children’s Villages are situated throughout the country and focus on providing vulnerable, orphaned and abandoned children a safe, happy, home-like environment. They also provide outstanding support to families in impoverished areas. To donate to this organisation, click here.


. Grandmothers Against Poverty and Aids

Grandmothers Against Poverty and Aids (GAPA) is an organisation based in Khayelitsha in the Western Cape that cares for grandmothers who have been left to care for their Aids-orphaned grandchildren. GAPA provides them with support, skills and funding for education. A R200 monthly donation can sponsor a child at preschool and ease the burden of these remarkable grandmothers. Visit www.gapa.org.za.

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