Story of Hope: From Homeless Outcast to a Place of Belonging

Sarah’s name means ‘princess’. And yet the petite, seemingly frail mother of five has endured unimaginable hardship. Sarah Mentoor of Gouda is however anything but weak. She is brave. She is strong. She is resilient. And she is blessed to have someone who cared enough to help her fight for a brighter future. A rejected family fighting to survive Over the last couple of years, Sarah and her family have lived in horrendous circumstances. They [...]

By | July 30th, 2018|Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Valcare Funding Application Process: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

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

Story of Hope: From Orphan Boy to Mr South Africa Finalist

He was a little nine year old boy, when Heinrich Gabler lost his mother in a car accident. Her funeral was a turning point in his life. He had to bury his mother and to his devastation it was also the last time he would see his father. Heinrich, along with his older sister and two brothers, was then brought to House Andrew Murray (HAM), a Children’s Home in Wellington. Heinrich as a 15 [...]

By | July 9th, 2018|Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Proteas of the Valley – Valcare Honours Inspirational Women

They are strong, selfless, brave and kind. They are caring, humble and encouraging. Just like the local Protea flower - these women flourish despite harsh, dry and mountainous terrains. Women form the backbone of our community. August is National Women’s Month and Valcare is once again honouring the fierce females who make the Paarl valley and surrounding areas a better place. They are the Proteas of the Valley. We’re talking about the hope carriers, [...]

By | June 29th, 2018|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Story of Hope: From Addict to Seeker of the Light

Gertruida Gertze was 16 years old when she was raped by her boyfriend. Her family did not believe her. She fell pregnant, dropped out of school and a year later, she started drinking to numb the pain. For the next twenty years, alcohol-induced oblivion became her hiding place – and her prison. Until one Saturday morning when a desperate prayer unlocked those prison gates. A safe space Heavy rain pelts down on the roof of [...]

By | June 18th, 2018|Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Story of Hope: From Broken Homes to Healing Families

In January 2017, Kay, Holger and their three biological children (ages 13, 17 and 19) settled into a new home on the KIN Culture farm outside Stellenbosch. Within a week, five month old Ronald* joined their family and it wasn’t long before they had opened their doors and hearts to three more foster children: siblings Lisa* (6) and Alicia* (5) and three-year old Rosie*. Their lives would never be the same.

By | May 30th, 2018|Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Member Organisations’ Needs

Valcare coordinates a thriving membership network consisting of hundreds of nonprofit organisations in the Paarl valley and surrounding areas. Although we have a partnership funding strategy to support projects and initiatives through an application process, many of our members have ongoing physical needs - big and small. We are always on the look-out for individuals, corporates and foundations to take hands and help where they can. This is an updated list of the requests we [...]

By | May 30th, 2018|Noticeboard|0 Comments

Events

What's Happening? Stay updated with the latest conferences, workshops, training opportunities, fundraisers and celebrations presented by Valcare, our members and industry partners. November 2018 1 November - Outdoor Classroom Day [click here] 9 November -Symphonia Leadership Development: Leading Diverse Teams [click here] 16 November - Social worker support network event, Valcare in partnership with Khula Development Group 16 November - Symphonia Leadership Development: Women in Leadership - The Power of No [click [...]

By | May 22nd, 2018|Events|0 Comments

Western Cape Organisations Collaborate for Child Protection Month

The Drakenstein Child Protection Programme is uniting local organisations to empower, uplift, educate, and raise awareness during May for Child Protection Month and Child Protection Week from 27 May to 4 June 2018. Various organisations that form part of the Drakenstein Child Protection Programme are acting as a united voice, implementing updated group policies, hosting training workshops, implementing child-focused campaigns, running projects to raise awareness and wearing and displaying the symbolic green ribbons, to name a [...]

By | May 13th, 2018|News|0 Comments