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Initiatives

Shoe Power

We are calling on all participants in the IMPI Challenge to donate their running shoes for this project. A local beneficiary is identified in each region and the shoes are handed out to underprivileged individuals, who cannot afford their own.

National Sea Rescue Institute

The National Sea Rescue Institute is a charity run by over 1000 volunteers who respond 24/7/365 to save lives on South African waters. We have 37 rescue bases across the country. Our goal is to prevent drowning. We will respond to calls for help from people or animals in trouble and we also run a drowning prevention programme which is our pro-active arm reaching water safety wherever we go. We do not charge for our rescue services.

We are dependent on contributions from corporates and the general public to keep our life saving services operational. We are lucky enough to be 18A registered and all donations are therefore tax deductible. 

CANSA Active

We invite YOU to be CANSA Active – you can receive health benefits, while having fun and being an activist, promoting ways to reduce cancer risk in YOUR community.

Says CANSA Active activist, Keagan Botha, “We all need to work to create awareness of how to manage living with cancer and to give Survivors the best chance against the disease. We are all activists, if you think about it. When you have an opinion and are sharing knowledge – that is activism….every little bit that you can do to raise awareness is important.”

Our CANSA Active Campaign  gives you the opportunity to participate in your favourite sporting activity, race or hobby, while raising awareness of cancer and funds, to enable our holistic care & support to those affected by cancerread more…

CANSA Staff & Volunteers are present at CANSA Active Events, educating about the importance of living a balanced lifestyle; playing sport safely in the sun and providing free sunscreen that carries the CANSA SunSmart Seal. Other screening provided may include finger-prick Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) testing to detect prostate abnormalities and skin examinations.

So visit the CANSA Active stand in the IMPI Challenge festival area for your free SPF40 sun block and get Sun Smart.

Website: http://www.cansa.org.za/

Woodside Special Care Centre

Woodside Special Care Centre is a residential home caring for 77 profoundly intellectually and physically disabled residents and is situated in Rondebosch East, Cape Town, South Africa.

Since its inception in 1976 Woodside has worked diligently towards building a home of safety and security for its residents, all of whom require specialized care and who are unable to remain within their family units.

Woodside also fosters children who are wards of the court – these are children who have been neglected or abandoned by their families.

Our main aim is to provide holistic care and stimulation to our profoundly multi-disabled residents and offer hope and help to discouraged families. We also aim to equip our Centre with the necessary materials and equipment which will enable our staff to operate at a high level of professionalism in all spheres of the services we offer to our residents.

Woodside is a place of encouragement, inspiration and constant training for its dedicated staff. With continuous training the staff will be able to provide up-to-date care and stimulation to our residents.

The service levels at Woodside are of a very high standard and comprise of a professional administration under the guidance of a general manager, a professional nursing sister and qualified staff nurses, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist and a fundraising and public relations department.

Prochorus Community Development

Prochorus Community Development exists for the promotion of social development and advancement on both a community and an individual level.  Our primary focus is to redress the social imbalances in society and secondly, to meet the needs and concerns of the local community.  Prochorus Community Development is committed to the development of all communities with respect to their diverse specific needs.

www.prochorus.org

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE SPCA

Established in 1872, we’re the founding society of the SPCA movement in South Africa and the oldest animal welfare institution in the country. We’re a member of World Animal Protection and an Executive Member of the National Council of SPCAs South Africa.

Over the past 145 years, we’ve diligently carried out our mission to prevent cruelty to animals through education, law enforcement, veterinary care services (operating an Animal Hospital, Inspectorate and four Mobile Clinics serving impoverished communities) and running a Kennel, Cattery, Horse Care Unit, Wildlife Facility, Farmyard and Adoption Centre, which every year places hundreds of animals in loving and caring homes.

Our area of operation is vast and covers approximately 11,000 km².

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA has but one mission – to ensure that no animal endures cruelty by putting all our efforts, passion and funds into making sure that ALL animals are safe, loved and cared for.

To read more kindly visit www.capespca.co.za

SPCA RUSTENBURG

Our Mission is to combat cruelty to animals and promote the proper care of ALL animals – through advancing awareness in the communities we serve.

Our Vision is to help create a community that LEADS South Africa in its care and respect of animals in homes, on farms and in the wild.

We are committed to mobilize a society that provides all animals, as a minimum, five essential freedoms:

1. Freedom from hunger and thirst
2. Freedom from pain, injury, and disease
3. Freedom from distress
4. Freedom from discomfort
5. Freedom to express behaviours that promote well-being

 

We inspect facilities that keep animals: pet shops, sale yards, security companies, abattoirs, etc. to ensure the animals have the proper care and take action where standards are not met.

We also run the municipal pound for stray animals, domestic and farmed animals. It is our mission to reunite lost animals with their owners. 

Our SPCA inspectors work in underprivileged areas, educating owners about animals care, and enforcing the Animals Protection act 71 of 1962. 

One of our biggest challenges is to motivate dog and cat owners to sterilize their animals.
An oversupply of puppies and kittens lead to sick, old or unwanted animals being abandoned to die of starvation.