This is the first Newsletter for Ukwakha Isizwe Foundation (UIF) for 2014. Ukwakha Isizwe is our social upliftment partner.
Every charity is always in need of support and Ukwakha Isizwe is no different. For every amount over R100.00 Ukwakha Isizwe makes out an 18A certificate which allows the donor to subtract that value from their taxable earnings. In the case of a business, it also counts towards your BEE score on Social Development, as UIF has a certificate to prove that more than 75% of the recipients are black people.
Ukwakha Isizwe is proud of the fact that the funds are used for the intended recipient, not for administration costs. It has grown wonderfully over the last four years but the need in our beautiful country continues to overwhelm them. With your support it is able to impact many little lives and so make our world a better place.
For details on how to donate, go to this page.
It’s that time of the year when we start winding down and spend more time with family, friends and those we love. Christmas Carol evenings are always a wonderful opportunity to get the kids out and enjoy a magical evening. Hark! In the Park, taking place on Sunday, 1 December, is one opportunity for you to invite friends and family and do just that.
The event features an exquisite market and plenty to do for the whole family, with exciting kids’ rides, a farm yard, jumping castles and more. The festivities kick off at 4pm with Carols by Candlelight starting at 7pm. Food will be on sale.
Entrance is free and the event is in support of local social initiatives overseen by the Ukwakha Isizwe Foundation – which includes hArt Ghontjie, a project that seeks to encourage and uplift underprivileged youth; hArt Educare, which aims to benefit, support and educate underprivileged youth; and the hArt Day Centre (in Primrose) which provide young children the opportunity to receive early childhood development. Other initiatives include Joshua House, a home for abandoned babies, and the Russell House foster home.
Bring your singing voices and enjoy a wonderful Christmas family outing!
It was a real privilege helping out the guys from the Klopper Friday Club on Mandela Day and giving their venue some much-needed attention!
We got there in the morning and noted the big job ahead – there were broken windows, cracking paint, dirty and broken light-fittings, dirty curtains, and much more. So we got to work, stripping everything, coating the main hall, sorting out the kitchen and the passages, cleaning the carpets, fixing the windows, taking care of the paint… the list continues.
Throughout the day a number of people stopped by to do their 67 minutes in the spirit of Mandela Day. Some of the guys from hArt (another Ukwakha Isizwe project) also arrived to do their bit. By 3:30pm the change in the building was fantastic. It was really awesome doing this for the Klopper guys and the Life Team were sweaty and tired but elated!
Some photos will be posted tomorrow.
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