15/10/2018 - Malmesbury School, Bottled Water

Gift of the Givers donates 405 x 5lt bottled water to Goedehoo Primary School in Malmesbury. The school is situated on a farm and the borehole used to supply running water into the school has run dry.

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28/09/2018 - Ladismith Fodder

28/09/2018 -  Ladismith Fodder

Gift of the Givers delivers fodder to Ladismith. The area has been battling with drought since 2015 and lost 4 major dairy farms to the drought. The existing and emerging farmers both joined hands in unity today to receive this life saving donation.

 

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26/09/2018 - Oudtshoorn Distribution of Fodder

26/09/2018 - Oudtshoorn Distribution of Fodder

Gift of the Givers delivered much needed fodder to Oudtshoorn which has been declared a disaster area.

The town consist of 300 ostrich farmers and the largest exporter of ostrich meat in South Africa. Farmers traveled from all over Oudtshoorn to receive this donation. It was one of the biggest distributions of fodder for this town. Farmers were overwhelmed as the Gift of the Givers trucks pulled

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17/09/2018 - Queens Park High

17/09/2018 - Queens Park High
Queens Park High School in Woodstock, Cape Town, has no water due to low pressure damage caused by limited water supply during the drought. The Gift of the Givers team supplied 500 x 5 litre bottles of water.
 
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05/09/2018 - Fraserburg and Beaufort West

05/09/2018 - Fraserburg and Beaufort West

In Fraserburg we were warmly welcomed by farmers and the community as we delivered the largest contribution of fodder these people have ever received. This town is slowly diminishing as businesses and banks closed down due to the drought and farmers lose sheep by the 100s.

A further distribution of 5lt Bottled Water and 2 Minute Noodles was rolled out to various hospitals, clinics, schools and

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Aberdeen Farmers Say 'Thank You'

To All Concerned.

Hi Dr. Sooliman and to all at The Gift of the Givers Organisation and There Staff. This is a Message of appreciation from all the Farmers in the Aberdeen District would like to THANK YOU ALL and to ALL THE FARMERS involved in organising and donating FEED and to All the people involved in The TRANSPORT OF THE FODDER to us. We are tremendously GREATFULL FOR THE FODDER, but above

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Decisive Interventions by Gift of the Givers

Decisive Interventions by Gift of the Givers
Desperate cries of help from farmers in Laingsburg, Mossel Bay and Aberdeen necessitated Gift of the Givers expanding our fodder intervention in Sutherland into these areas. Western Cape MEC for Finance, Dr Ivan Meyer, accompanied our fodder distribution in Laingsburg on Friday, whilst our geohydrologist, Dr Gideon Groenewald, co-ordinated distribution in Mossel Bay on Saturday. Mossel Bay will
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22/06/2018 - Tulbagh Community

22/06/2018 - Tulbagh Community

Gift of the Givers in partnership with AECI distribute 860 x 5lt Water and 600 Blankets to the Tulbag community. The water flowing from their taps is brown so one can imagine their relief when we arrived with pure drinking water.

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10/05/2018 - Malmesbury Schools

10/05/2018 - Malmesbury Schools

Gift of the Givers received an appeal from the Department of Education for assistance and responded with 5lt bottles of water to the following schools in Malmesbury affected by the drought.

  • Liebenberg Primary School - 736 × 5lt Water
  • St Thomas Primary School - 736 × 5lt Water
  • Naphakade Primary School - 736 × 5lt Water
  • Schoonspruit Secondary School - 736 × 5lt Water
  • Anne Pienaar Primary School-
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07/05/2018 - Clanwilliam Community

07/05/2018 - Clanwilliam Community
The Oliphant River is downright dry, the people are distressed by this evident reality as the Oliphant river feeds the Cederberg region.
 
Mayor of the Cederberg Municipality, Mr Jimmy Bernard, extends a warm welcome to the Gift of the Givers team who arrived with Bottle Water, TFG Blankets and Stop Hunger Meals for the community of Clanwilliam.
 
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24/04/2018 - Institutions for the Challenged

24/04/2018 - Institutions for the Challenged
Gift of the Givers distributes bottled water to the following institutions in Cape Town:
  • Athlone School for the Blind: 880 × 5lt
  • Shiloh Synergy (poverty relief to the farm areas): 880 × 5lt
  • Alta Du Toit Centre (Mentally Challenge Centre for Adults): 880 x 5lt
  • K.S.E Diens (Frail Care and Mentally Challenged Centre): 880 x 5lt
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Water Collection Stops; thank you donors!

A very big "thank you" to all those compassionate, warm hearted people from all over our country and beyond our borders that have donated millions of litres of bottled water and cash to Gift of the Givers for our  drought intervention campaign in the Western Cape. Large communities in rural areas, farmers, labourers, schools, institutions and animal shelters have been the recipients of your

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Western Cape: Areas in Water Distress Increasing

Gift of the Givers teams are having a particularly busy time this week. Demands for clean drinking water have increased from a number of areas in the Western Cape. The Paarl Municipality has called us into a meeting this morning to discuss their urgent water requirements. Drakenstein Municipality is sending us a list of "red" zones (areas in need of urgent intervention). Bottled water
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Water Awareness Day with Makro & Miss Earth

Water Awareness Day with Makro & Miss Earth

Gift of the Givers with Makro held a Water Awareness Day at Marconi Beam Primary School and Scottesville Primary School in Cape Town. The team was accompanied by Miss Earth 2017, Irini Moutzouris. Each student received a bottle of water and Easter eggs.

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Breede Valley Reaches Day Zero

The Western Cape drought is serious. Many don't understand that as yet. Breede Valley, Drakenstein and neighbouring areas have reached Day Zero. There is NO drinking water. Western Cape Provincial Disaster Management contacted Gift of the Givers over the weekend requesting urgent support for these regions. Four Gift of the Givers trucks left Bramley this morning carrying 120 tons of
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28/02/2018 - Delivery of Bottled Water to Recipients

28/02/2018 - Delivery of Bottled Water to Recipients

Gift of the Givers delivers bottled water to the following institutions: #CapeTownDrought

  • Isikhokelo Primary School, Khayelitsha
    450 x 5lt
  • House of Home Morea Old Age Home, Lotus Rice
    288 x 5lt
  • Grassy Park Home for Mentally Challenged
    144 x 5lt
  • Woodside Special Care for Intellectually Challenged and Disabled Children, Rondebosch
    288 x 5lt
  • Marsh Memorial Children's Home, Rondebosch 
    155
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Queueing at Springs in Cape Town

Queueing at Springs in Cape Town

Visiting two springs in Cape Town was an eye opener for the Gift of the Givers teams. Once the water supply was cut to 50L per day on 1 Feb, in essence, Day Zero had been reached. The water restriction knows no race, religion, colour, class, culture or social status. Whether you came walking or in a German luxury vehicle you all stood in the same queue patiently waiting your turn to collect

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19/09/2018 - Calvinia Farmers

19/09/2018 -  Calvinia Farmers

Gift of the Givers visited the drought stricken area of Calvinia where it's effects have been devastating. 57 farmers lost their farms and 200 farm workers their jobs.

We delivered Soya Bales to the distressed farmers and 200 Food Parcels and Blankets to the now unemployed farm workers and their families.

The Gift of the Givers team proceeded to Hantam Primary School where TFG scarves and Beanies

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Areas Affected by the Drought in SA

Eastern Cape:
Jansenville
Klipplaat
Aberdeen
Steytlerville
Patensie
Kirkwood
Willowmore
Joubertina

Western Cape:
Uniondale
De Rust
Oudtshoorn
Mossel Bay
Albertinia
Ladismith
Barrydale
Bonnievale
Riversdale
Heidelberg
Van Wyksdorp
Herbertsdale
Zoar
Laingsburg
Prince Albert
Merweville
Calitzdorp
Leeu Gamka
Montagu
AshtonE

Northern Cape:
Sutherland
Fraserburg
Calvinia
Williston
Carnarvon
Brandvlei

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30/08/2018 - Herbetsdale Farmers

30/08/2018 - Herbetsdale Farmers
Gift of the Givers loads 4 loads of Oulands grass fodder in Charl Cilliers, sponsored by the NG Kerk. The fodder was delivered to Herbetsdale farmers with additional gifts for the farmer's wives.
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02/08/2018 - Karl Bremmer Hospital and Emithini Primary School

02/08/2018 - Karl Bremmer Hospital and Emithini Primary School

Gift of the Givers delivers 1150 x 5lt water and 1000 hand sanitizers to Karl Bremmer Hospital in Cape Town. The Hospital Management contacted us saying they are in the middle of a crisis as the water supply to the hospital has been disrupted and some wards have no water.

Similarly the Emithini Primary School in Kraaifontein has no running water due to pipe faults. Gift of the Givers responded

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Gift of the Givers fodder intervention in Die Vlaaktes, Mossel Bay.

Gift of the Givers fodder intervention in Die Vlaaktes, Mossel Bay.
This distribution was one of the biggest donation these farmers received. Grandfathers, grandmothers, kids and farm workers all came out to watch the fodder being offloaded.
 
While the Gift of the Givers team were offloading the fodder an emotional farmer approached us with tears in his eyes after finding 3 of his sheep dead in the field.
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15/05/2018 - Lamberts Bay and Graafwater East

15/05/2018 - Lamberts Bay and Graafwater East
Gift of the Givers distributes 5615 × 5lt Bottled Water and 1005 Blankets to the community of Lamberts Bay and Graafwater East. Our team also visited Huis van Liefde Old Age Home.
 
Various schools, creches, farmers and small town residents collected water from various locations set up by the Cederberg Municipality.
 
Executive Mayor, Jimmy Bernard, accompanied our team during
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25/04/2018 - Moorreesburg and Pieketberg

25/04/2018 - Moorreesburg and Pieketberg
Gift of the Givers distributes 4048 x 5lt Bottled Water, 2700 x 1lt Juice and 1320 x 300ml Juice to the  Moorreesburg and Pieketberg. The communities were really appreciative of this donation as they are battling with the current drought conditions. The Berg River that supplies water to Moorreesburg and Piketberg has run completely dry.
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Gift of the Givers Delivers Water in Drakenstein. More Requested.

Four Gift of the Givers trucks arrived in Paarl this morning and were graciously received by Mayor Conrad Poole of Drakenstein Municipality. Two trucks were offloaded at the offices of the Cape AgriMark Association in Paarl and another two at their offices in Wellington. There was jubilation at the arrival of this water, which we now understand is specifically for the rural populations that live
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Delivery of Water 06/03/2018

Delivery of Water 06/03/2018

Gift of the Givers delivers bottled water to:

  • Instshinga Primary School, Gugulethu = 432 x 5lt
  • Sarah Fox Convalescent Hospital, Bridgetown = 144 x 5lt
  • G.H Stark Frail & Old Age Home, Hanover Park = 288 x 5lt
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Shipping Water from Dbn to Cpt

Shipping Water from Dbn to Cpt

Via ship a consignment of bottled water will leave Durban harbor destined for Cape Town. The Gift of the Givers KZN team loaded 3 x 40ft containers laden with water, an essential part of our existence. #DayZero #CapeTownDrought

All shipping costs and harbor charges were wavered, a big thank you to Transnet and the Shipping Association.

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12 Recipient Institutions

12 Recipient Institutions
12 institutions receive bottles of fresh water thanks to your generosity. Gift of the Givers #CapeTownDrought campaign. Donate here: http://www.giftofthegivers.org/contribute
 
  • 70 residents at the Turfhall Cheshire Home. Water is a vital part of their health as many are on chronic medication.
  • Saambou Primary School, Manenberg. 330 learners experienced 4 days of no running water, 200 x
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Fallen Angels Receive Bottled Water

Fallen Angels Receive Bottled Water
As part of Western Cape Drought Relief, Gift of the Givers delivered 58 tons of water to Fallen Angels, a pet shelter, in Melkbos Strand, which is on the West Coast of Cape Town. #DayZero #CapeTownDrought
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Cape Town Water Crisis (2018)

Cape Town Water Crisis (2018)
We can debate about the exact date when Day Zero will be upon us, will it arrive early in March, later in May or even better, be avoided all together if beneficial, soaking rain falls in the catchment areas of dams and aquifers soon. The reality is that Day Zero has already arrived: when animals are dying of thirst, when vineyards fail because of drought, when tens of thousands of farm labourers
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Gift of the Givers Prepares for Day Zero in Western Cape

Gift of the Givers Prepares for Day Zero in Western Cape

Day Zero is virtually inevitable, the situation cannot be reversed as significant rainfall is not guaranteed and water consumption exceeds daily targets. Four million people face the harsh reality of standing in water queues at 200 distribution points throughout the Western Cape. This process could last a week, a month or even a whole year depending on the strength of our prayer.

Fortunately,

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