Christmas is a time for giving! In fact, more people spend money on gifts for others, including friends, family and strangers, over the festive season.
Did you know that charitable giving rewards both the giver and receiver as it is said to boost mental and physical health and result in a happier life?
According to research, the act of giving of your time or money to others can:
- Lower your blood pressure
- Reduce stress levels
- Lessen feelings of anxiety and depression
- Increase your self-esteem
If you would like to make a difference this festive season, here is a list of the registered non-profit organisations that we support through the Cape Island Giving Back Initiative*, along with some activities you can get involved with.
THE BABY HOME - Supported by Wild Coast
The Baby Home is a Durban based place of safety for abandoned babies and babies given up for adoption, and a training centre for caregivers, providing valuable skills, opportunities and uplifting work for people in the Umlazi community.
The Baby Home brings you a Christmas show for the whole family. Tap your feet and sing along to classics such as Little Drummer Boy and All I want for Christmas with talented local up and coming artists.
Tickets are R100 each and available at Quicket.
S-CAPE is a safe home based in Cape Town that works to bring holistic restoration to victims of human trafficking and exploitation.
Join S-Cape in the global campaign 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence that kicked off on 25 November.
Register to participate in the fundraiser ladies events held on the last day of the campaign in partnership with Surf Emporium. Enjoy the company of incredible women and receive event goodie bags and prizes.
The Peace Parks dream is to re-establish, renew and preserve large functional ecosystems that transcend man made boundaries to enable and sustain a harmonious future for humankind and the natural world.
Visit How You Can Help to support the conservations initiatives.
The Hope Risen vision is to spread love, hope and justice in the quest to end modern day slavery and exploitation. They do this through prevention and awareness initiatives and direct interventions to rescue, restore and reintegrate women, men and children who have been exploited.
The foundation was created to offer much needed support to children attending farm and township schools and provide them with a stimulating and uplifting environment in which to thrive by running educational and fun after-school programs.
Visit GET INVOLVED for more information on how to donate or volunteer, or add them as a @myschool_sa beneficiary through Woolworths.
Care for Wild is the largest orphan rhino sanctuary in the world dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of rhinos orphaned by poaching.
Their mission is to save black and white rhinos from extinction.
Visit https://shop.careforwild.co.za/donate/ for more information on how to donate or volunteer.
We value our partnerships with the above NPO's and are honoured to support the work they do to create a better world. We encourage you to contact the various organisations directly should you want more information on how to give back this festive season.
*The Cape Island Giving Back Initiative - a percentage of proceeds from the sale of our 250ml classic candle and 100ml room spray is donated to a group of local non-profit organisations doing the good work so needed in Africa.