Changing lives by taking hands with local organisations
The Shoprite Community Network has helped change lives since 2006 and has since inception given financial assistance to almost 2 000 organisations, totalling almost R18 million.
Here are some of the worthy organisations that each received a R10 000 donation to continue the great work they are doing.
You can nominate an organisation to become part of Shoprite's Community Network by phoning 083 913 9000 and following the prompts.
The crèche gives parents the peace of mind that their children are safe while they are at work. They currently have about 80 children in their care.
The organisation cares for 46 children keeping them out of danger. They also ensure that the children are shool-ready by the time they have to go to school.
The organisations looks after a community of 240 people from all ages. They feed as many people as they can and offers a safe place for children.
Zingce Daycare cares for and provides meals for 50 children. They also stimulate and educate the children in their care.
HOPE Cape Town strives to improve the quality of life of children and families affected by HIV/AIDS and related illnesses, and helps them to reach their full potential.
The organisation started in 2016 after seeing the need for the many forgotten elderly that need assistance. Hihanyile Vakhugula Green Farm provides 3 meals per day and makes sure the people in their care take their medicine and are clean and happy.
The organisation makes sure pre-school children are fed and school-ready. They have 50 children in their care.
Since 1993 the Mamahlola centre has cared for and educated the children in their community. Currently they take care of 62 children.
This preschool offers children a safe place while their parents are at work. They currently look after 30 children in the Empumulelweni community outside Emalahleni.
The Bopanang Stimulation Community Project cares for children with special needs since 1993. Currently the organisation cares for 52 children.
The daycare was founded to give teenage mothers a chance to finish their education or go back to work while their small children are taken care of. Currently the educare cares for 84 children ranging from birth to 5 years old.
The daycare looks after children and encourages them to stay off the street. Children can visit the centre after school to do their homework and get a meal.
The Mahlakunya Advisory Group educates the youth about drug abuse. It also involves and empowers their parents and encourages healthy alternatives.
Read more about the Mahlakunya Advisory Group here.
Little Dove Drop-in Centre feeds needy children and orphans, nourishing their bodies so they’re enabled to nourish their minds.
Read more about Little Dove Drop-in Centre here.
This youth centre teaches the youth about sexual education, STDs and HIV/Aids. Through the Centre, youths are also equipped with lifeskills and offered sports programmes.
Read more about the Grace Mugodeni Youth Centre here.
At Kideo, volunteers who are passionate about Early Childhood Development prepare children for successful formal schooling.
Read more about Kideo Lucky Creche here.
Kelesitse Early Learning Centre protects and cares for preschool children. For the past twenty years, children have been provided with hot meals and genuine care, allowing parents to go to work with peace of mind.
Read more about the Kelesitse Early Learning Centre here.
This home-based care provides food in the homes of those who need it most in order to promote, restore and maintain a person’s maximum level of comfort, function and health including care towards a dignified death.
Read more about Mosuli Home Based Care here.
Reading and Writing Solutions addresses growing illiteracy rates nation-wide. In addition to tutoring school children, they train adults throughout the country.
Read more about Reading and Writing Solutions here.
The Sweethome Daycare Centre ensures that children in the community are fed, stimulated and cared for.
Read more about Sweet Home Day Care Centre here.
This soup kitchen, run by a church-based organisation, has been feeding the communities of Kraaifontein and Belhar since 1996.
Read more about the Making a Difference Soup Kitchen here.
Mary Potwana cares for almost 100 street children and orphans, providing not only the practical necessities of life such as food, shelter, hygiene and education, but also her love.
Read more about Umphumela Drop-In Centre here.
God Bless the People Soup Kitchen helps to keep their community fueled and focused on their goals by providing food to build a stronger community and a better future.
Read more about God Bless the People Soup Kitchen here.
Since 1985 Thobile Mhlongo cares for orphans in the KwaMashu area, outside Durban. She currently cares for 69 orphans.
Read more about the Ekusizani Chlidrens Home, KwaZulu-Natal here.