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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: 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

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

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. September 2018 4, 13, 18 or 20 September - Kin Culture: HIV Training [click here] 7 September 2018 - Social workers support network breakfast event, Valcare in partnership with Khula Development Group 7 September 2018 - Symphonia Women's Breakfast with Mavis Ureke [click here] 8 September 2018 - Boland School [...]

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

10 Ways to Raise Awareness for Child Protection Month

The month of May is child protection month in South Africa and this year child protection week is celebrated from 28 May to 4 June 2018. Valcare members, KIN Culture and KiBWE have also successfully registered the very first World Foster Day that will be celebrated on 31 May 2018. Here are 10 ways of  how your organisation, church or business can celebrate the value of children and create awareness for child protection during May: 1. [...]

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