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Watch | Valcare #RealHeroes Video Series: Songelwa’s Story

100 Seconds of Hope. A lifetime of change. Songelwa is one of the #RealHeroes in South Africa. Not because of her devastating past or her future now, but because she chooses to play her part to bring about change. Will you be a #RealHero too? Join the movement. Get Involved. Watch Songelwa's story here: Featuring Valcare members: Hope Through Action, Mbekweni Sport Centre and SCORE. DONATE [...]

By | December 4th, 2018|Videos|0 Comments

Watch | Valcare Organisational Overview Video

The #RealHeroes are already in the communities. Valcare is merely here to connect, collaborate and coordinate efforts to ensure a lasting and sustainable impact in South Africa. Watch our overview video to learn more about our four focus areas: Strategic Intervention Membership Network Partnership Funding Corporate Social Investment Button Text

By | November 27th, 2018|Videos|0 Comments

Training Schedule for Nonprofits 2019

Part of Valcare's capacity building initiatives is to present basic and affordable training sessions to nonprofit organisations in the Cape Winelands. These morning workshops are hosted in Paarl and aim to up-skill managers and employees in all areas of running a successful nonprofit organisation. Who may attend the Valcare training sessions? All registered nonprofits and charitable organisations are welcome to attend the training although Valcare members get preferential rates for these sessions. What is the [...]

By | November 5th, 2018|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Valcare Membership Network Benefits

Valcare has a thriving membership network with hundreds of like-minded organisations and projects in the Cape Winelands, which contribute to and gain from our collective efforts to activate and enable social change. But why should you become a member? What's in it for you? Here are a couple of Frequently Asked Questions and a list of benefits that will help your organisation. Who can become a Valcare member? All NPO / NGO / charity organisations [...]

By | November 1st, 2018|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Story of Hope: From Struggling Youth to Passionate Caregiver

#RealHeroes Series Morgan's Story: “It was during my final school year that my cousin was stabbed in the back with a knife and left paralysed. He moved in with us. My mother and I had to take care of him full-time. It was hectic, but I managed to finish matric. I didn’t know what to do after school. I signed up for so many courses trying to find my place in the world, but never [...]

By | October 17th, 2018|Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Story of Hope: From Prostitute to Positive Change Agent

#RealHeroes Series Shirley's Story: “By the age of 27 I had been raped multiple times. I was addicted to drugs and had sold most of my possessions. I lived on the streets, in trees, in garages and often with dealers. I was physically assaulted by men and caught up in the underworld. I had also become a prostitute. Once, I was abducted by a gang who abused me and clothed me in a bloody shirt as a warning to their rivals. One [...]

By | September 19th, 2018|Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Valcare’s Proteas of the Valley campaign ends on a high (tea) note

The ladies of the moment: Proteas of the Valley 2018 From left to right, bottom to top: Simone Pheko, Carol Lakay, Linda Neethling, Lea Coetzee, Marizaan Bredenkamp, Cathy Sias. Mariëtte Jacobs, Moira Adriaanse, Christinne Sonne, Jacqueline Abrahams, Nolubabalo Magocoba, Carin Venter, Annina Marais. Wendy Claasen, Shevon Brymer, Simone Killian, Songelwa Sicuku-Mkita, Aletia Grundling, Jennifer Arendse. Nandi Myburgh, Karin Keys, Alvira Kleinhans, Nomhle Lucy Mbenenge, Elzabé Broekmann, Leigh Reabow, Erica Seas, Esmarelda Patton. Not pictured: Lenie [...]

By | August 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Cape Winelands benefit from unique social impact collaboration

Valcare, an Impact Funding Platform that has been operating in South Africa for more than 15 years, is providing significant impact with their unique approach to social development. In their recent annual report reflecting on their financial year 2017/2018, millions of rands in donations and gifts in kind were sustainably and responsibly invested into local communities, reaching over 47 500 beneficiaries. Ensuring high impact solutions Valcare believes that the answer to sustainable change in South Africa [...]

By | August 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Valcare Funding Application Process

Valcare is an Impact Funding Platform that believes that the answer to social change is collaboration. We connect with communities to determine their real needs, assets and potential first and then collaborate with various stakeholders to coordinate a holistic and sustainable impact. To strengthen our strategic intervention approach, we manage investment funding in carefully selected projects and nonprofit organisations. Valcare Funding: Frequently Asked Questions What exactly does Valcare do? Who can apply for funding? [...]

By | July 17th, 2018|News|0 Comments

How to Make a Difference on #MandelaDay and Every Day

Nelson Mandela had a vision to spread equality and freedom for all. He would have been 100 years old this year, but he passed the torch to the rest of South Africa to continue burning the flame of social change. Madiba was a servant-leader, setting a humble but powerful example of how we can become change-makers ourselves. Every Day Madiba Champions Valcare’s mission is to activate and enable social change in community. We believe that in [...]

By | July 11th, 2018|News|0 Comments