23/12/2012 - Sydenham Seniors

Senior citizens gathered at Straner House in Durban to enjoy a well prepared lunch. GOTG distributes 140 Personal Hygiene Packs

Total Project Value: R49 000.00

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15/12/2012 - Chatsworth Youth Centre

15/12/2012 - Chatsworth Youth Centre

A Christmas party was held for 500 underpriviledged physically challenged children at the Chatsworth Youth Centre. Lunch was served by the centre and Revolution Motorcycle Club. GOTG provided 500 Gift Packs consisting of:

  • Watch
  • Games
  • Toothbrush
  • Tea Set
  • Sunglasses
  • Lotion
  • Roll On
  • Photo Frames

Total Project Value: R175 000.00

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11/12/2012 - Care of the Carers

11/12/2012 - Care of the CarersVolunteer Counsellors were treated to a Care of the Carers Workshop where they were saluted and honoured for their dedication and commitment to the services offered by Careline. A farewell meeting with a presentation of the annual report ended with a health and fitness activity and a meal, which was much enjoyed by all.
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10/12/2012 - Soup Distribution

10/12/2012 - Soup DistributionGift of the Givers donates Frozen Soup to the following Institutions in the Western Cape.

Institution

Description

Quantity

Project Value

Athlone School for the Blind

Underprivileged Visually Impaired Learners

20 x 10lt

R3500.00

The Haven Old Age Home

Home for Elderly

20 x 10lt

R3500.00

Huis Martina

Old Age Home

20 x 10lt

R3500.00

Holy Cross Child & Youth Centre

Home for Abused Youth

40 x 10 lt

R7000.00

Dusk

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10/12/2012 - Edendale and Sweetwaters

10/12/2012 - Edendale and Sweetwaters

GOTG distributes Christmas Parcels to Edendale and Sweetwaters communities in Pietermaritzburg. Lunch was prepared by Co-ops for the senior citizens.

Institution

Items

Project Value

Machibisa, Edendale

200 x 635g Cheerios
200 Gift Packs
200 x 30g Simba Chips
200 Soup Packs

R85 000.00

Sweetwaters Community Hall

100 Soup Packs
100 x 635g Cheerios
100 Gift Packs
3 Boxes 48 x 30g Simba Chips

R43 076.00


Total

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08/12/2012 - Cato Manor Support Group

08/12/2012 - Cato Manor Support GroupSupport Groups met at Masimambisane Centre in Cato Manor. 283 people received Bags and Personal Hygiene Packs consisting of:
  • Roll-On
  • Vaseline
  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Washing Powder
Total Project Value: R31 700.00
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07/12/2012 - Christian Family Church

07/12/2012 - Christian Family Church

A joyous day as 250 ladies gathered at Christian Family Church in Empangeni to meet GOTG for a Christmas surprise. Each of them have faced many challenges in life which has thankfully made them stronger.

GOTG distributed:

  • 250 Ladies Bags
  • 250 Personal Packs consisting of:
  • Sunlight Liquid
  • Shield Roll-on
  • Vaseline
  • Skip Liquid Sachets
  • Speedstick

Total Project Value: R112 500.00.

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06/12/2012 - Cinderella Park

06/12/2012 - Cinderella ParkA day filled with excitement as children and adults lined up in Cinderella Park at the home of Odette, a community member who runs a feeding scheme. She's passionate about assisting the underpriviledged called on GOTG for further aid. GOTG distributes:

  • 50 Personal Hygiene Packs
  • 50 Lady's Bags
  • 150 Gift Packs, consisting of:
  • Vaseline
  • Toothbrush
  • Roll-On
  • Photo Frame
  • Watch
Total Project Value: R45 000.00
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05/12/2012 - Imbali Unit 18

05/12/2012 - Imbali Unit 18

Captain Sibisi from Plessislaer Police Station works closely with the Unit 18 community. Many are involved in arts and crafts, gardening and sewing and they were rewarded with a Christmas party. Captain Sibisi called on GOTG for assistance.

GOTG provided the children with 130 Bottles of Water, Toys and Chips. Not forgetting the ladies who received Hand Bags.

Total Project Value: R9 420.00

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05/12/2012 - Eastwood Seniors Christmas Party

05/12/2012 - Eastwood Seniors Christmas PartyThe senior citizens of Eastwood, Pietermaritzburg were treated to lunch at the Eastwood Hall courtesy of committee members.  GOTG distributes

  • 100 Handbags
  • 100 Gift Packs, consisting of:
  • Watch
  • Sunglasses
  • Roll on
  • Vaseline
  • Lotion
  • Conditioner
Total Project Value: R45 000.00

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04-07/12/2012 - Vodafone Instant Network Programme

04-07/12/2012 -  Vodafone Instant Network ProgrammeAhmed Bham, head of Gift of the Givers Search and Rescue Team accompanies Vodacom technical representatives from the African continent and Europe to a 4-day technical workshop on the Vodafone Instant Network programme in Nairobi, Kenya, from 4-7 December 2012, where he will learn the system as well as do a presentation on Gift of the Givers rapid and highly advanced response capacity.
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03/12/2012 - Bonela Seniors

03/12/2012 - Bonela SeniorsBonela senior citizens gathered at Chorley Street in Durban to receive 210 Personal Hygiene Packs from GOTG to celebrate their year end event.

Total Project Value: R84 000.00

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01/12/2012 - Resentse RDP Residents

01/12/2012 - Resentse RDP ResidentsMinister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, contacted our office about six months ago to assist this very poor community in Hartebeespoort. Families were identified by the Minister and on Saturday the GOTG was dispatched to the expectant crowd of 150 families.

The recipients gathered under a tent to enjoy hot meal and was entertained by gospel singer, Solly Mogulo. Local traditional
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Vodacom Provides Connectivity to Gift of the Givers in Disaster Situation

Vodacom Provides Connectivity to Gift of the Givers in Disaster SituationThe ever-increasing frequency and intensity of natural and man-made disasters has necessitated a greater state of preparedness by organisations involved in disaster response worldwide. Gift of the Givers, through public, media, corporate and governmental support, with its team of highly-skilled, dedicated, South African volunteers of diverse backgrounds, has carried the African flag to 37  Read more  

13/12/2012 - Alexandra Celebrates 100 Years of Existence

13/12/2012 - Alexandra Celebrates 100 Years of Existence

3000 elderly people streamed into a big tent in Putadichaba, Alexandra for a special lunch arranged by Mr Linda Twala and GOTG. This in celebration of 100 years of existence of Alexandra's township, coupled with a Christmas party. The elderly came dressed in their finest. They sang, danced and told stories of fond old memories over a delicious meal.

Total Project Value: R105 000.00


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11/12/2012 - Siyamdinga Seniors Club

11/12/2012 - Siyamdinga Seniors ClubThe Siyamdinga Seniors enjoyed a hot meal arranged by community worker  Portia Myakayaka. She also asked GOTG to assist by distributing gifts to the seniors who work hard all through the year with gardening, sewing, arts and craft projects.


GOTG distributes:

  • 35 Food Packs
  • 35 Ladies Handbags

Total Project Value: R4 375.00

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10/12/2012 - Thandi House

10/12/2012 - Thandi House

Thandi House is situated in Chasevalley, Pietermaritzburg. The home acts as a place of safety for abused and abandoned children as well as teen moms. Vickie, who volunteers at the home, approached GOTG for assistance. Gift of the Givers provided:

  • 50 Toys
  • Bulk Clothing
  • Bulk Food
  • Sibusiso Ready Food Supplements
  • 25kg Oats

Total Project Value: R17 150.00


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09/12/2012 - Wesbank No1 Year End Party

09/12/2012 - Wesbank No1 Year End Party

Gift of the Givers in Partnership with AIM had their yearend party at Kleinvlei Sports Ground in Eerste River on Sunday 9th December 2012. It has been a humble experience working with the children of this underprivileged community, Wesbank, over the last 10 months. What started off as a challenge with Life Skills Workshops programs on Sundays has truly been a blessing.

We celebrated our year-end

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07/12/2012 - Mountview Seniors

07/12/2012 - Mountview Seniors

Christmas Cheer filled the air as GOTG distributes gifts to 70 senior citizens at the Mountview Seniors Centre in Verulem70 Gift Packs

  • 70 Bags
  • 1 x 10kg Rice
  • 1 x 100 Glen Teabags

Total Project Value: R21 180.00

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06/12/2012 - Tafuleni and Mafunze Communities

It is sad to think that most of our gogos, who would ideally be enjoying peace and quiet in their homes, are subject to abuse, disrespect and crime amongst others. They have nothing yet are left to be the parents to their grandchildren as well.

GOTG tried to add a little joy by distributing Handbags and Gift Packs this Christmas. Each pack consisting of:

Recipient

Items

Project Value

Tafuleni

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05/12/2012 - Ntuzuna and Shaka's Kraal

05/12/2012 - Ntuzuna and Shaka's Kraal

Gift of the Givers distributes 500 Personal Hygiene Packs to Ntuzuma and Shakaskraal communities. Dr Paul Maistry, who contacted GOTG, works closely with poverty stricken areas and was grateful for the assistance and for the efficiency of the team. Each pack consisted of:

  • 50ml Roll On
  • 100ml Vaseline
  • 700ml Sunlight Liquid
  • 1 Toothbrush
  • 40g Shield Stick

Total Project Value: R350 000.00

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04/12/2012 - Cape Town Society for the Blind

04/12/2012 - Cape Town Society for the BlindThe main objective of the Cape Town Society for the Blind is to create sustainable wellness for people who are blind or visually impaired.  This objective is achieved through the entry – exit capacity building project with the ultimate goal of placement which is offered at no cost to unemployed people who are blind or visually impaired, 40 of them are offered logistical support operating their own  Read more  

03/12/2012 - KwaQanda Youth

03/12/2012 - KwaQanda Youth

GOTG supports KwaQanda Youth Organisation by providing aid items for distribution to the Elandskop community. The group is actively involved in assisting the elderly, gardening and maintaining a creche.

  • 60 Large Personal Hygiene Packs
  • 60 Food Packs
  • 60 x 500g Washing Powder
  • 15 Boys Toys
  • 15 Girls toys
  • 5 x 5kg Fertilizer

Total Project Value: R37 400.00.

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01/12/2012 - Action in Autism

01/12/2012 - Action in Autism

Action In Autism is a non profit organisation in Asherville, Durban, formed by parents who have children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. They celebrated their Christmas party at the Blue Lagoon in Durban where GOTG provided 60 braai packs and 6 dozens of rolls.

Total Project Value: R3 000.00

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