We are grateful to each individual, business, corporation and foundation who has promoted our work through financial contributions, donations in kind and support in various ways. Your support assists us to meet the needs of the children in our care.
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR DONORS!!! — If we omitted your name, please let us know!
The Dept. of Social Development, Eastern Cape, subsidises 30 children per month, the salary of a social worker and stipends for 4 child and youth care workers, which covers about 40% of Vuyani’s annual expenses.
National Lotteries Commission – Lotto Funded
During 2017 Vuyani received funding for a Quantum bus and in 2018 for staff salaries and training.
Johan & Gaynor Rupert Family & Education Trust
The Rupert Education Foundation are funding the post of a Remedial Teacher for the next three years to assist our children who are struggling with literacy and numeracy. This Trust also sponsored salaries for key staff, not fully subsidised by the Dept. of Social Development between 2012 – 2016.
WEBBER WENTZEL – LAW FIRM
This prestigious law firm supported Vuyani Safe Haven in the 2016 and 2017 financial years.
Through their Friends of Samara Trust Fund and the Samara Volunteer project, the co-founder of SAMARA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE, Sarah Tompkins, and other family and friends, have greatly supported Vuyani Safe Haven over the past 7 years.
The following people donated to Vuyani during the last 4 years through the efforts of Sarah and Isabelle Tompkins:
Sarah Tompkins and De Royere family
Leigh Ord, The Girdlestone family
Friends of Isabelle Tompkins (21st Birthday Party), Friends of Sienna Tompkins (21st Birthday Party),
Robin Roberts, The Pearson family, Di Thompson
Albee Yeend, Rich McFarland, Ellie Spicer
Matthieu Duncan, Owen Williams, Nicolas Kernick
Ryan Bash, Zoe van der Schueren, Steph Lam
Peter Beningfield, Basil and Jane Landau, Sue Crear
Jack and Jilly Gerber, Fernandes family, Michelle & Numa Missaggia
Claire and Matt Sheldon, Simon & Jane Towler, Sea star foundation – Nicholas Bloom
This Trust sponsored salaries for key staff, not fully subsidised by the Dept. of Social Development for the last four years.
Since the early days of Vuyani Martin Barnard and his child protection organisation, Chubby Chums, linked Vuyani Safe Haven to the Black Women Empowerment Organisation, WIPHOLD, who has donated substantial amounts of money through the years.
This Pretoria based company with owner Johan Nortjè, donated a monthly amount to Vuyani Safe Haven for the last four years and supported Vuyani with donations in kind.
Vuyani Safe Haven has been one of the grateful beneficiaries of the KFC Add Hope program for the last 4 years.
Spar Eastern Cape donated a generous sum raised during a Bike Rally. Our local Spar donates food regularly.
Goldrush Gaming Group opened an outlet in Graaff-Reinet in 2015 and decided to make Vuyani Safe Haven one of their Social Responsibility Projects. They supported Vuyani with funding for much needed equipment at the home.
OVERSEAS SUPPORTERS OF VUYANI SAFE HAVEN:
Schools, organisations and churches
Lathallan School Scotland – since 2011 learners from this school fundraised for Vuyani and a group visit South Africa annually with teachers James Ferrier, Fiona Howie and Emily Niven to volunteer at Vuyani. The Dreelan family should also be commended for their generosity over the years.
St Gallen Evangelische Kirche Gemeindetablat Switzerland – Verena Gerber and now Christina Hegelbach
De “Stichting Nomzano Fre School – Theo Tijssen – deceased 2017
Party for Life UK – Sam & Lynn Ballantyne
Party for Life Australia – Fiona & Allen Gerber
Safari Care International through their Blue Bag project with special mention to professional hunters, Kemp and Mark Hudson.
INDIVIDUAL OVERSEAS DONORS:
Ulrich & Doris Gerber – Switzerland
George & Trudy Keller – Switzerland
Verena Gerber and Katherine – Switzerland
Walter W. Hartmann and Petra Reissbrodt – Switzerland
Rene & Esther Klein – Netherlands
Elke Weyer, Andrea Schmitz, Alice Wittrock, Nora Weyer & Alex Baade, Ulli & Johannes Kenntner, Beate Ifland & Thomas Peter – all from Germany
SOUTH AFRICAN DONATIONS:
MONTHLY INDIVIDUAL DONATIONS
Assemblies of God – monthly donation
Oosstraat Congregational Church
Parsonage Street Church
St James Anglican Church
The following businesses donated since 2015
Shepherd Tree’s Farm
Montego –Montego Pet Nutrition donates a generous monthly amount since December 2016. They are always willing to assist in whatever way Vuyani needs their support.
Petrus and Ilse Botha of N1 Construction have donated a generous monthly amount since January 2016.
Jade & Virgia Julies
Awie v.d. Berg
Harold and Catherine Steven-Jennings
DONATIONS IN KIND:
To all Vuyani’s friends from Graaff-Reinet and elsewhere who so regularly deliver donations in kind at Vuyani, e.g. food, new and second-hand clothing, toys . . . we can’t name each of you here, but know that we appreciate your kind gifts to Vuyani!
Vuyani Safe Haven is listed as a beneficiary on the Pack for a Purpose website.
All travelers can participate. Travelers and responsible tourists can add value to their vacations, honeymoons or business trips by using the information found on the Pack for a Purpose website http://www.packforapurpose.org. When you choose to take needed supplies to community projects at your destination, the graciousness of your act not only enriches the local community, but also enhances the joy of travel.
The following retail outlets of Graaff-Reinet made donations in kind to Vuyani during the last two years.
We thank the editor and staff of The Graaff-Reinet Advertiser for their friendly co-operation and willingness to support Vuyani with the placing of regular articles!!!
MEMBERS OF VUYANI SAFE HAVEN:
For any Non-Profit Organisation to function legally, it needs members. At this stage Vuyani Safe Haven’s membership fees are R100 per year. The members select the Board at each AGM.