06/08/2013 - Gift of the Givers Celebrates its 21st Anniversary

This is a message of gratitude to all of society, South Africans and others, and to those diverse race, religious and cultural groups who have supported us in goodwill, in kind words, in financial contributions and items in kind; to the media for promoting our activities and bringing home the hardships of suffering humanity; to the various government departments including the Presidency, International Relations, Reserve Bank, SARS, Social Development, Home Affairs, the Post Office and so many others; to the host of donors including small businesses, professionals, schools, women groups, sports bodies, the public and even those of minimal means in informal settlements; to the volunteers, the medical and search and rescue teams, in short, everyone who has played a role in our development including those who gifted us with their sincere prayers are embodied in this message of GRATITUDE.

Gift of the Givers is 21 years old today, born on the 6 August 1992, on a Thursday night, on the spiritual instruction of a great Sufi teacher in Istanbul, Turkey with a simple message:

"serve all of mankind irrespective of race, religion, colour, culture, class, geographical location or political affiliation; serve with kindness and compassion, preserve the dignity of man, serve unconditionally and do not expect any thanks; do it purely out of love, for service to mankind ultimately is service to the Almighty at the highest level of spirituality in any religious teaching".

With your goodwill and generosity we have delivered R985 million in aid to millions of people in 40 countries, South Africa included, in 21 categories of the most diverse projects.  The ONE BILLION RAND mark is palpably close.

We say a big THANK YOU and may the Almighty bless you all, answer your prayer and grant that which is good for you.

Imtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the Givers Team

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14/08/2012 - Food Parcel Distribution with Islamic Finance

14/08/2012 - Food Parcel Distribution with Islamic FinanceThe day started very early when some of the staff from the Islamic Finance group joined our team to pack food parcels. We later distributed 100 food parcels to 3 areas, Bosmont, Bertrams and Mayfair. Apart from assisting with the distribution, Islamic Finance also contributed R20 000.00 toward the food parcels.

Total Project Value: R150 000.00
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31/08/2012 - Vector Logistics Staff

31/08/2012 - Vector Logistics Staff

Vector Logistics held a Spring Day event for their staff in recognition of their excellent work. The staff inclusive of all their domestic workers receives 450 Personal Hygiene Packs from GOTG.

Total Project Value: R135 000.00.

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29/08/2012 - Rainbow Haven Home

29/08/2012 - Rainbow Haven HomeNursing Sister Maharaj has a passion to assist our senior citizens and mentally challenged people and as a result she opened an institution in Northdale at the Olimpia Way Shopping Centre. Rainbow Haven is not just a name, but lives up to its name, a place of safety which is home to 50 people.

GOTG provides these residents with 50 Personal Hygiene Packs.

Total Project Value: R15 000.00.
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28/08/2012 - Phoenix Heights Primary Speech Contest

28/08/2012 - Phoenix Heights Primary Speech ContestPhoenix Heights Primary held a speech contest in their school hall where 12 children were awarded with medal courtesy of GOTG. 100 children were identified by their teachers as underpriviledged and were each given Personal Hygiene Packs.

Total Project Value: R30 120.00
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24/08/2012 - SA Forum for Abused Women

24/08/2012 - SA Forum for Abused Women

Hearts warmed as the SA Forum for Abused Women stood together and pledged never to accept any form of abuse again. The forum serves as a platform to support and counsel abused women and the event held at the Sherwood Hall in Durban served to celebrate Women's Month and further encourage these women.

GOTG distributes 250 Personal Hygiene Packs

Total Project Value:R75 000.00

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23/08/2012 - Loluvuyo Pre - School & Aftercare

23/08/2012 - Loluvuyo Pre - School & AftercareA warm welcome awaited the GOTG as they arrived at Loluvuyo Pre-School in Edendale. Majority of the 20 kids come from poverty striken homes due to the high rate of unemployment. However they are receiving the best educare from their preschool.

GOTG distributes:
  • 1 Large Food Pack
  • 1 Large Unilever Detergeant Parcel
  • 5 Cases Cake Mix
Total Project Value: R2 700.00
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15/08/2012 - Bombay Garden Excursion

15/08/2012 - Bombay Garden ExcursionA group of 9 nursing students training at Greys Hospital in Pietermaritzburg were sent to Gift of the Givers as part of their community work project. Hawazi was delighted to take them through to our Bombay Garden site in Northdale. Here Hawazi explained the importance of sustainability and how each of them should go back to empower the poor within their communities.
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09/08/2012 - Party for Orphans

09/08/2012 - Party for OrphansThe party was held for the children at the Malaika Orphange at the Jo’burg Cricket Grounds on Women’s Day. The orphanage houses 40 children between the ages of 2 and 18 years old, 25 of which were apart of the party. Our volunteers, Mark and Ragni, put the party together on behalf of Gift of the Givers. The kids were treated to hot dogs and juice, cakes, sweets etc. and party packs were handed out
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09/08/2012 - PMB Health Society

09/08/2012 - PMB Health Society

A day to be remembered as faces lit up with excitement and appreciation as the GOTG team distributes 70 Personal Hygiene Packs to the woman of Pathmavathie Pillay Hostel in Pietermaritzburg. Many of the woman face physical and mental challenges and are grateful that in society they are counted amoungst the many strong women in South Africa who celebrate this month and are appreciated for who they

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31/08/2012 - Phoenix Heights Primary Debs Ball

31/08/2012 - Phoenix Heights Primary Debs Ball

An evening fit for a Prince and Princess, children ranging from Grade R to 7 came in their most beautiful gowns and suits to the Phoenix Heights Primary School Mini Debs Ball. The event was held at the Phoenix Sasrti Park Hall and GOTG arrived with 150 Personal Hygiene Packs for the children.

Total Project Value: R45 000.00.

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29/08/2012 - Sunford Primary School Speech Contest

29/08/2012 - Sunford Primary School Speech ContestExcitement fills the room as GOTG enters the school hall of Sunford Primary School in Phoenix at their Speech Contest. For most of the children GOTG is something they only see on TV or in newspapers. The pupils and teachers were honoured to receive 150 Personal Hygiene Packs and 16 Medals to the winners. Personal Hygiene Packs were distributed to the 3 different schools for the underprivileged
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28/08/2012 - Northview Primary School

28/08/2012 - Northview Primary School

Most pupils attending Northview Primary school in Phoenix come from homes where there is only 1 parent or no parents at all. Basic needs are not always met due to unemployment. GOTG distributes 100 Personal Hygiene Packs to the pupils.

Total Project Value: R30 000.00.


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25/08/2012 - W. A. Lewitts Primary School Debs Ball

25/08/2012 - W. A. Lewitts Primary School Debs BallA night of glits and glamour as 65 excited boys and girls attended their Debs Ball held at TPA hall in Pietermartizburg. GOTG provided each contestant with 65 Personal Hygiene Packs which they thankfully received. The following items were also given to the school:

  • 10kg Rice
  • 4 x 750ml Cooking Oil

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16/08/2012 - Inter-School Speech Contest

16/08/2012 - Inter-School Speech ContestAn exciting day for the young boys and girls at Rustic Manor and Rydalvale Primary Schools in Phoenix as they participated in their interschool speech contest. All 240 children were given Personal Hygiene Packs and the 24 winners awarded with medals.

Total Project Value: R36 240.00.
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14/08/2012 - France and Edendale Creches

14/08/2012 - France and Edendale Creches

GOTG distributes Personal Hygiene Packs to 2 creches in France and Edendale, Pietermaritzburg. Each creche has 250 children each, most of whom are from poor families. Each pack consisted of:

  • 500 Sunsilk Conditioner
  • 500 Blue Seal Vaseline
  • 500 Dove Lotion
  • 48 x 24 Rocket Biscuits


Total Project Value: R46 400.00.



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09/08/2012 - Women of Christian Life Ministries

09/08/2012 - Women of Christian Life MinistriesHigh energy filled the room as women took their seats. They saluted each other as they remembered the special day when women stood together to be counted as equals and have their voices heard. As the day unfolded at Christain Life Ministries in Marian Centre GOTG distributed 200 Personal Hygiene Packs and 2 Large Unilever Household Detergent Packs to the women rewarding them for the important role
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01/08/2012 - Breastfeeding Awareness

01/08/2012 - Breastfeeding Awareness

Gift of the Givers and the Department of Health brought together a group of women and teenagers to the Silahla Sports Grounds in Indaleni Richmond to hilite the importance of breastfeeding. Many children are malnourished and susceptible to illness and disease as a result of not being breastfed by their mothers. Mothers are then faced with difficult choices as they need to leave their homes in

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