Brand New Centre for Special Needs Children Officially Open in Mbekweni

More than 20 vulnerable children with special needs now have the opportunity to reach their full potential in a new, bigger and better environment. On 20 January 2022 the brand new Good Hope Day Care Centre (GHDCC) was officially opened by Valcare, the social investment managers of the project. This is a dream come true for Xoliswa Mjezu, who opened GHDCC seven years ago, when she realised that there were no special needs centres in [...]

By | Jan 20th, 2022|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Training Schedule for Nonprofits 2022

As part of Valcare’s capacity building benefits to our member organisations, we present affordable training sessions to nonprofits in the Cape Winelands. These workshops are hosted in Paarl and aim to up-skill managers and employees in all areas of running a successful nonprofit organisation. Other online training opportunities could also be hosted throughout the year, depending on the need relevance. Who may attend the Valcare training sessions? All registered nonprofits and charitable organisations are welcome [...]

By | Jan 19th, 2022|Events, News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Spreading Christmas Joy to Children in the Paarl Valley

Christmas came early for hundreds of children in the Paarl Valley this month. Through the Love My Valley Christmas Gift Drive, 352 young children each received a school backpack containing educational supplies, toothpaste, a toothbrush, a bar of soap, a washcloth, a sweet treat and a toy. Additionally, 23 children received empty backpacks for the new school year. This is the third Love My Valley project by Valcare and it was inspired by the realisation [...]

By | Dec 9th, 2021|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

GivingTuesday – Donate Goods to Support Local Nonprofits

You've heard about Black Friday and Cyber Monday but have you heard about GivingTuesday? On Tuesday, 30 November, South Africans will join a worldwide movement promoting charitable donations on the Tuesday following Black Friday. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 with one simple goal: to encourage people to do good.  Joining millions around the world This year marks the 10th year of this global celebration of generosity and the movement grows bigger and bigger as more [...]

By | Nov 22nd, 2021|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

There’s No Cavalry Coming – It’s Time for Business to Step Up to Make Change Happen

There will be no sudden arrival of the cavalry to rescue us and that will affect the socio-economic change South Africa needs anytime soon. The only solution going forward is private/public co-operation and, as harsh as the statement might seem, it’s necessary. Everyday we read about some sort of shortcoming on the public sector’s part while, meanwhile the indigent suffer - with the situation not getting any better.  Government is battling spiraling national debt, poor [...]

By | Nov 10th, 2021|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Bringing Christmas Joy to Vulnerable Children in the Paarl Valley

As the festive season draws closer, many people are preparing for a special time of celebrations. The reality for most families in the Paarl valley however looks completely different. With 60% of children in South Africa living below the breadline, thousands of children won’t be able to receive Christmas gifts or educational supplies for the new school year. Through the Love My Valley Christmas Gift Drive, residents in Drakenstein are encouraged to open their hearts [...]

By | Oct 15th, 2021|News|0 Comments

5 Top Tips To Help Employees Manage Their Mental Health

A fundamental part of working for a nonprofit in South Africa is serving the community to help vulnerable people in need. This can range from teaching skills, providing food, rehabilitating addicts, supporting victims of abuse, fostering orphaned children, presenting recreational activities, to name but a few. Most of these services regularly expose nonprofit employees to traumatic and stressful situations, and the pandemic has worsened the social challenges that nonprofits have to deal with. An overexposure [...]

By | Oct 13th, 2021|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Nonprofit Mental Health: Managing Secondary Traumatic Stress

October is Mental Health Awareness Month - a topic that is more relevant than ever in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic and the different levels of lockdown have brought to light many socio-economic inequalities in South Africa. The needy became needier and the disadvantaged even more disadvantaged. The role that nonprofit organisations play in communities was magnified and so was their exposure to severely traumatic and stressful situations. While there are many [...]

By | Oct 6th, 2021|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

5 Top Tips to Host Online Events, Trainings and Meetings

With many nonprofits working remotely or being restricted to host big gatherings due to Covid-19 regulations, we have all had to find new ways to connect with one another. Over the last year, we’ve had to adapt or die by attending and hosting online trainings, conferences, networking sessions and meetings. What started out as a temporary solution, has become an integrated method of organisations’ operations and communication. Here are five tips to equip you with [...]

By | Sep 13th, 2021|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Valcare’s Proteas of the Valley 2021 Campaign Ends with Uplifting Event

The Proteas of the Valley women for 2021: Caroline Bam-Adams, Tanelle Welff-Dixon, Chané Hendricks, Nicol Truscott, Alta Bester, Imke Marais, Maizylle Pienaar, Khanyisa Ntsebezo, Mihlali Dekeza, Christiana Leonard, Marlene Mitchell, Unita Pretorius, Dawn Williams and Cindy Kotze. This year’s Proteas of the Valley event once again delivered on heart, inspiration, hope and motivation. The Proteas of the Valley initiative began nine years ago when Valcare had a dream of hosting a campaign that would honour [...]

By | Aug 30th, 2021|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments