#GivingTuesday | Donate Your Second-hand Goods

On Tuesday 3 December 2019 the world celebrates Giving Tuesday. It's a global generosity movement that started a seven years ago, to follow the mass spending that happens the week before on Black Friday and Cyber Monday (this year taking place on 29 November 2019 & 2 December 2019). This international day of doing good has also expanded into South Africa (#GivingTuesdaySA), with thousands of organisations rallying people to do something to help others. This year, Valcare along [...]

By | November 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Celebrity Golf Day contributes to new building for Good Hope Day Care

The annual Vodacom Shop Celebrity Golf Day that was held on 7 November 2019 at Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Val de Vie Estate, managed to raise more than R600 000 in aid of one of Valcare's members, the Good Hope Day Care Centre for disabled children. The renowned golf day saw 128 golfers participate, including celebrities like Jean de Villiers, Heinz Winkler, Jacques Kallis and the current Mr South Africa, Heinrich Gabler. [...]

By | November 13th, 2019|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Human Trafficking Event Educates and Empowers Community

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” With this well-known quote from Edmund Burke, Ivan Swartz (CEO of Valcare) opened the very dynamic human trafficking training day held last week in Paarl. This training jointly hosted by Ezrah Community Training and Development NPC and Valcare as part of the Drakenstein Child Protection Programme was a collaborative effort to raise awareness about human trafficking. In light [...]

By | November 4th, 2019|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

From the CEO: Valcare Team Volunteers as Youth Mentors

At the beginning of 2019, I wrote this blog about the potential of having new year’s resolutions that really matter. We called it #RealResolutions. At Valcare, we work with community projects on a daily basis, but much of our work are behind the scenes or behind a computer. So, as a team we made a #RealResolution to personally volunteer our time to directly serve at one of our member nonprofit organisations during 2019.  After doing [...]

By | October 29th, 2019|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Training Schedule for Nonprofits 2020

As part of Valcare's capacity building benefits to our member organisations, we present affordable training sessions to nonprofits 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 [...]

By | October 28th, 2019|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Change-maker women celebrated at the Proteas of the Valley Event 2019

As a grand finale to Valcare’s annual women’s month campaign, a stylish high tea event was hosted at Kronenburg Estate on Tuesday 27 August 2019. The chosen 15 Proteas of the Valley ladies, along with the previous two years’ Proteas and honourable guests from the valley, were spoiled with an afternoon of encouragement, entertainment, delicious eats and special treats. The Proteas of the Valley women for 2019. Adriana Francke, Anthea Williams, Nontuthuzelo Ginya, Vanessa [...]

By | August 29th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Meet our Proteas of the Valley 2019 women

Three years ago, Valcare had a dream of honouring the women of the Paarl valley and surrounding areas, who work tirelessly to make our communities a better place. Over the years this inspirational women’s month initiative, held in August each year, has grown in leaps and bounds and has become a highlight in the Cape Winelands calendar. The name ‘Proteas of the Valley’ was chosen last year, because just like this famous fynbos plant, these [...]

By | August 1st, 2019|News|0 Comments

The First VisionBox Community Optometry Practice Opens in Mbekweni

Eight years ago, Werner Fourie, a successful optometrist, established a nonprofit organisation called Project Cat-Eye to help people who couldn’t afford eyecare. Whilst assisting an elderly lady to test her eyes and give her new glasses, he asked her what she was excited about most, now that she would be able to see properly. Her answer was: “I cannot wait to read my Bible again for the first time in 40 years. Today has changed [...]

By | July 18th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Proteas of the Valley 2019 | Honouring 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 | July 1st, 2019|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Vodacom Shop Celebrity Golf Day 2019 to Raise Funds for Good Hope Day Care Centre

13 June 2019 | Press release issued by Val de Vie Foundation 'Real superheroes live in the hearts of small children fighting big battles' The Vodacom Shop Celebrity Golf Day returns to the Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Val de Vie Estate on Thursday 7 November 2019. This golf day aids in raising funds for the Val de Vie Foundation, whose aim is to create a better life for all in the Drakenstein [...]

By | June 13th, 2019|News|0 Comments