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Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime
We know that when you donate your hard earned you want it to have the maximum effect on the causes you support. That's why 100% of your donations fund our projects. The admin stuff is handled by big-hearted friends and supporters.
In collaboration with Maria and other leaders of Windmill Park, we have identified the following projects as providing the most sustainable outcomes for the local community’s development. Your support enables these initiatives...
In 2015, our volunteers built the ‘Angel of Hope’ Community Counselling Centre in Windmill Park. This centre provides free counselling to people dealing with trauma. Many women in the community have suffered sexual, physical and emotional abuse and have nowhere to turn. This centre offers education and support for common community issues such as sexual health, HIV prevention and domestic violence. We are raising money to fund the ongoing costs of the centre including for training and educating our counsellors, providing crucial services for people in crisis and providing education programs for the local community.
Send a Child to School
Rebecca (one of our counsellors from the ‘Angel of Hope’ community counselling centre) kick-started this inspiring little campaign to help 55 kids in Windmill Park go to school this year. For those who don't know, kids in South Africa are required to wear a school uniform to attend school, which for the poorest families means their children miss out on school simply because they don't have the right clothes. Rebecca has identified 55 kids in Windmill Park who can go to school this year with a little help from you. It costs just $30 per child to provide them the stationary and uniform they need to access school. The uniforms will be made by the sewing centre we built in Windmill Park and best of all 15 people in the local community have already put their hand up to be part of this campaign to help us reach our 55 target. Can you help?
'Give Us Your Dough' Bakery Equipment
In 2016, volunteers and supporters of Kindling raised money to build a new bakery in Windmill Park and provide training and employment to a group of unemployed elders in the local community. This project not only provided a pathway to employment, but the proceeds from sales at the bakery are directed back into the creche and orphange to provide for the kids. The bakery has since expanded and requires more equipment to run efficiently, including a fridge and freezer to store supplies.
Last year we hired a gardener and planted a huge vegetable garden. It has been very successful and fruitful for the orphanage and creche, providing food and sustenance to the kids. This year we want to raise more money to purchase new seeds and supplies to keep the garden protected and producing.
Build a creche
In October 2017 we will expand our support in South Africa by taking on a new community in need in Dennilton (two hours north east of Johannesburg). Our plan is to replicate what we have learnt and achieved in Windmill Park, but in a shorter period of time. We will start this year by purchasing a block of land and opening a sustainably run community centre, creche (daycare) and after school centre. The creche will provide 100 local children with a basic meal and education and a place to play, feel safe, learn and seek medical help. Older kids are invited in after school to be assisted by our teachers with study and homework. Your support will help to fund the ongoing costs of the creche including purchasing food, paying for teachers and electricity to keep the lights on!
Want to donate more frequently?
We would love you to set up direct debit. How much or how long for, it’s totally up to you. Many kind folks have set this up through online banking. Some people donate $5 a month and some $20 per week.
It’s easy – jump onto your internet banking, click on set up frequent payments and enter the account details below. Once you have set up direct debit please send us an email with your contact details.
This account can also be used for one off donations as we do not pay any transaction fees,
Account Name: Kindling Foundation Inc.
Bank Name: Bankwest
Account : 0919601
100% of your donations go to the projects
Because of our beautiful volunteer team, we are lucky enough to have no overheads such as:
- Printing and marketing
To decide on where the donations are spent, we collaborate with Maria and other leaders in the Boksburg community Together we identify projects that provide the most sustainable outcomes for the local community’s development. 100% of all donations we received go to these projects.