Grants Given in South Africa

2017 Grants

January to December 2017

Cause Region Amount

Work for Love

Work for Love is an educational, holistic skills and enterprise development organisation for low income families in Cape Town. Their goal is to provide quality pre- and primary school education and skills training to underprivileged children. They requested funds to build a disabled bathroom, built to the council and health departments’ guidelines.

South Africa $R22,572

Gabriella Centre for Physically Challenged Children

Gabriella Centre is a residential and day care for children and young adults with profound physical and intellectual challenges in Somerset West. The centre seeks to improve the household in which the children live in. The funds will be used to purchase new linen, for each child at the centre.

South Africa $R41,000

Methodist Homes for the Aged

Methodist Homes’ mission is to provide affordable and caring accommodation and services to the elderly. Their goal is to supply residents whose families cannot assist with wheel chairs and cot sides for the beds. The funds donated will allow them to purchase 8 wheel chairs for the home.

South Africa $R17,725

The President's Award for Youth Empowerment

The TPA program creates equal opportunities for young offenders to develop character, discover their purpose and determine their future. Four offenders participated in a 240km cycle tour on mountain bikes through the Breede River Valley in the Western Cape. During the tour, they visited schools and communities each day and evening and spoke to the youth and communities on their crimes, prior gang involvement and how the President’s award has changed their lives. The funds requested was used to print 25 co-branded tops for the cyclist and their leaders.

South Africa $R10,000

iDUC

Harcourts South Africa launched their first annual "Walk a Mile in Their Shoes" event, with men and women walking in heels to bring attention to the tragedy of violence against women and children. All proceeds raised for the event were donated to iDUC - a multi-leveled initiative that focuses on job creation, community upliftment and especially the provision of support to rape victims. It is a joint venture between Mrs. Santi Britz, the South African Council for Business Women (SACBW) and the Job Club.

South Africa $R227,000

Open Midlands Garden

Each year, Harcourts Hilton runs an initiative in their area (and the greater Pietermaritzburg area) called Open Midlands Gardens. The event gets a great deal of exposure, and funds raised are then donated to various charities as nominated by the owners of the gardens. The following charities benefited from this fundraising event - Freeme, uMngeni SPCA, Mooi River SPCA, and Msunduzi.

South Africa $R22,000

Maranatha Streetworkers

Maranatha cares and protects vulnerable children who have been placed in their care by the Children’s Court. Part of their care is to develop their recreational and sporting skills. The funds will be used to build a multi-purpose court for the children to learn and practice skills such as eye and hand coordination, teamwork and conflict management which they lack due to their difficult upbringing.

South Africa $R20,000

Ithemba Baby Lam Home

The home is a temporary safe-haven for abandoned, orphaned, abused, and neglected babies, and those that are either affected by, or infected with, HIV/AIDS. They remain with Ithemba until they are adopted into a permanent family, placed in a foster home, or reunited with their biological family. Nikki Strooh and her team from Harcourts Beachfront spent a Saturday selling ‘boerie’ rolls, and raised R663.20, which was matched by the Harcourts Foundation for a total of R1326.40 donated.

South Africa $R1,326