Hearing and vision screenings for 1000 children in Mbekweni

World Hearing Day (3 March) is an initiative by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to create awareness about the importance of hearing. This year’s theme is – “don’t let hearing loss limit you”. Unfortunately, South Africa only has approximately 2.4 audiologists per 100 000 residents, compared to the UK’s average of 16.4. The need in South Africa is great. About t 1 in 10 children in our country is likely to experience educationally significant hearing problems. [...]

By | March 2nd, 2020|News|0 Comments

5 Top Tips for Writing Great Funding Reports

Most nonprofits are passionate about the programmes they manage and focus predominantly on how they can serve their beneficiaries best. It is however critical to have proper, professional communication in place to establish strong relationships with stakeholders and build your profile to maintain and attract social investments. If your funders don’t understand what you are doing or if they are unsure if their investments are making a real impact, it may be difficult for them [...]

By | February 27th, 2020|News, Uncategorised|0 Comments

#RealHeroes Video | Heinrich’s Story

When Heinrich Gabler was a young boy, his mother tragically passed away in a car accident. After the funeral, his dad left him and his brothers, and they went to live in House Andrew Murray Child and Youth Care Centre in Wellington, South Africa. During his time in the children's home, Heinrich was adamant to make the best of his situation, and remained positive about the future. He courageously forgave his father, and with the [...]

By | February 20th, 2020|News|0 Comments

KWV Partners with Valcare to Strengthen Social Impact in the Cape Winelands

Liana Koopman, KWV CSI Manager; Zaida Samuels, KWV HR Director; Ivan Swartz, Valcare CEO and Boyce Lloyd, KWV CEO. KWV is known to be a passionate contributor to social-economic development, and has through the KWV Foundation invested in many initiatives within the Winelands areas over the last few years. KWV is particularly proud of their long-standing partnerships with Khula Development Group and Pebbles Project that focuses on child education and development. Going forward and building [...]

By | February 14th, 2020|News|0 Comments

#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

** Important Notice: Please note that due to Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the lockdown restrictions, all training has been suspended until further notice.   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? [...]

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