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#MandelaDay2020 | Nonprofit Initiatives in the Cape Winelands

International Mandela Day is celebrated on 18 July each year, and the essence has always been to take action and inspire change.  This year, with the world experiencing increased suffering, poverty and health challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our collaborative kindness is more important than ever. As Valcare’s membership network of nonprofit organisations, we call on each and every one to be an active citizen on Mandela Day and beyond. To join the millions [...]

By | July 13th, 2020|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Valcare’s C19 Response Enables More than 2 Million Meals in the Cape Winelands

After three months of operations, Valcare’s Covid-19 Response Programme has enabled an estimated 2 913 120 meals to vulnerable people in the Cape Winelands.  At the beginning of lockdown, Valcare, who specialises in managing social investments, made the decision to temporarily focus our attention on providing food support to beneficiaries of our nonprofit member organisations most affected.  A Covid-19 fund was set up with the objective to relieve hunger in communities by distributing food support [...]

By | July 7th, 2020|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Proteas of the Valley 2020 | Nominate Inspirational Women in the Cape Winelands

It’s that time of the year again. With National Women’s Month taking place in August, Valcare will once again be honouring the incredible women who make the Cape Winelands a better placeJust like the magnificent protea that grows and thrives in dry and mountainous terrain, these women flourish, flower and bring joy despite difficult conditions. And there couldn’t be a more fitting time to celebrate the hope carriers who have stood strong before and during [...]

By | June 11th, 2020|Noticeboard|0 Comments

Proteas of the Valley | Honourary List of Women

The list of inspirational women in the Cape Winelands that have been honoured by Valcare as Proteas of the Valley include: 2020 Albernita Francis Asiphe Khumalo Belinda de Jager Carien van Zyl Carmen Ludick Dalene Minnies Elizabeth Arendse Eunice Ralarala Geraldine Gordon Helen Latrobe Henriette Claassen Lamees de Klerk Liza Matthee Merencia Jooste Shireen Willemse 2019 Adriana Francke Anthea Irene Williams Charlene Elliot Christalene Newing Corné van Heerden Johanessa Viljoen Katie van [...]

By | June 9th, 2020|Noticeboard|0 Comments

Drakenstein Child Protection Programme Focuses on Covid-19 and Beyond

In celebrating National Child Protection Week from 31 May to 7 June 2020, the main focus for the year is on protecting children throughout Covid-19 and beyond. The safeguarding of the children in South Africa has long been a pressing matter, but now, the urgency and attention needed is greater than ever. The Drakenstein Child Protection Steering Group, coordinated by Ezrah Community Training and Development NPC in partnership with Valcare, has been successfully collaborating on [...]

By | June 4th, 2020|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Shining your Light without Burning Out

When we were social worker students, most of us quickly realised that our jobs will be completely different from all other jobs. We grasped that our input and dedication will have a direct influence on our clients’ lives. This job is not a ‘nice to have’, but a desperate need that millions of people are dependent on. In practice, the requirements from social workers are often incredibly demanding, but because we chose our career, we [...]

By | June 4th, 2020|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Drakenstein Municipality Partners with Valcare for Covid-19 Food Security

Executive Mayor of Drakenstein Municipality, Alderman Conrad Poole, with City Manager, Dr. Johan Leibbrandt. Valcare is excited to partner with Drakenstein Municipality in providing much-needed food relief to the most vulnerable communities in the area during this time. The Municipality is contributing R1.8 million towards providing about 7200 monthly household food parcels or essential grocery vouchers to approximately 28 800 vulnerable beneficiaries in our communities. Given the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Executive [...]

By | May 22nd, 2020|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

5 Top Tips for Effective Project Management

Nonprofit organisations often need to achieve great goals with limited resources and capacity available. This includes effectively running projects to achieve intended outcomes, and to do so on time and within budget. Whether you're a fieldworker on the ground, a specialist in your area, or the CEO - almost everyone in a nonprofit organisation will need to manage a project at some stage. In the current reality of Covid-19 and the long-term effects of the [...]

By | April 29th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Valcare Coordinates Covid-19 Fund to Support Most Vulnerable in the Cape Winelands

Ivan Swartz, CEO of Valcare; Simoné de Wet, MD of Val de Foundation, and Ryk Neethling, Val de Vie Estate Marketing Director and Shareholder, helping the volunteers pack food parcels. Valcare is collaborating with multiple stakeholders in the Cape Winelands to provide food to vulnerable families due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Thousands of people in the region are unable to work, have lost their jobs or can't get to feeding schemes during [...]

By | April 20th, 2020|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Managing Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

During the coronavirus lockdown period and probably for the next couple of months, all of us will be starting our days feeling uncertain about the future. Some of us are still optimistic, maybe even excited about new opportunities, while others are struggling to adapt to the restrictions. Although we might react differently to the crisis, we all have one thing in common: we are grieving losses. Weddings and special gatherings have been postponed, trips are [...]

By | April 1st, 2020|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments