Community Unites to Build New Special Needs Centre in Mbekweni

A dream to build a new centre for special needs children in Mbekweni has officially started to become a reality. On Friday, 20 August 2021, a groundbreaking ceremony marked the first day of construction for Good Hope Day Care Centre’s (GHDCC) bigger facility on the Hope Through Action Foundation grounds, next to the Mbekweni Community Sport Centre. Preparing the soil - the new grounds for Good Hope Day Care Centre on the Hope Through [...]

By | Aug 20th, 2021|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

15 Inspiring New Proteas of the Valley Women for 2021 Announced

It is National Women’s Month and a time to celebrate and honour the women who make the communities of the Cape Winelands a better place. Valcare’s women empowerment initiative, Proteas of the Valley, is now in its ninth year and is once again honouring remarkable women; from Franschhoek to Paarl, Stellenbosch and Wellington. Just like the magnificent protea flower that thrives in dry and mountainous terrain, Proteas of the Valley women flourish amidst difficult conditions. [...]

By | Aug 3rd, 2021|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Paarl Community Unites to Distribute Blankets to Vulnerable People

With the cold winter months approaching, local organisations, businesses, churches and media outlets stepped up to do something practical to help vulnerable people in the Paarl valley. Through the Love My Valley movement of kindness, an initiative of Valcare, a total of 1643 blankets were collected during May 2021. The blankets were donated by the public, in partnership with more than 20 entities, and delivered at ten different drop-off points across Paarl. "We are thankful [...]

By | Jun 8th, 2021|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Proteas of the Valley 2021 | Nominate Inspirational Women in the Cape Winelands

With National Women’s Month taking place in August, it is once again time to nominate inspirational ladies to be named the Proteas of the Valley for 2021. Valcare’s women empowerment initiative, now in its ninth year, aims to empower, honour and celebrate remarkable women who make a difference in the Cape Winelands. Just like the magnificent protea flower that thrives in dry and mountainous terrain, Proteas of the Valley women flourish amidst difficult conditions. Nomination [...]

By | Jun 7th, 2021|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

More than Twenty Nonprofits Unite For Child Protection In the Cape Winelands

With National Child Protection Week being celebrated in South Africa from 30 May to 6 June 2021, there is an even greater focus on collaborating to protect children in a Covid-19 world. According to a report and article by UNICEF South Africa, children are facing an increased risk of abuse and violence due to the impact of Covid-19, and local nonprofit organisations are picking up the same unfortunate trend. In 2017, the Drakenstein Child Protection [...]

By | May 28th, 2021|News, Noticeboard|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 30 May to 6 June 2021. Here are 10 ways of  how your organisation, church or business can celebrate the value of children and create awareness for child protection. 1. GO GREEN FOR AWARENESS The Green Ribbon was adopted by the National Child Protection Committee in 1994 and symbolises life and growth associated with children as [...]

By | May 26th, 2021|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

5 Top Tips for Nonprofits to Build Strong Relationships

Healthy relationships are at the heart of any nonprofit organisation’s success. It is impossible to run social development programmes in isolation. The social impact space is an industry where collaboration, connections and networking with a network of stakeholders are critical to achieve success. Building and maintaining mutually-beneficial relationships is therefore one of the most important aspects that nonprofits need to get right. You don't have to be an extrovert to be a good networker. It [...]

By | Apr 29th, 2021|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

Paarl Healthcare Workers Appreciated Through Love My Valley

Hundreds of healthcare workers in the Paarl valley recently received coffee, juice, cookies and encouragement from caring locals, as part of the new Love My Valley movement. Love My Valley is an initiative of Valcare in partnership with various local businesses, organisations and individuals to promote a lifestyle of kindness and compassion in the area. The first project’s aim was to show appreciation to local healthcare workers who have been working tirelessly on the frontlines [...]

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

New Kindness Movement Launched in the Paarl Valley

The Love My Valley movement has just been launched in the Paarl Valley with a mission to mobilise locals to live kind and compassionate lives. Love My Valley is an initiative of Valcare, a social impact company that manages social investment funds; and facilitates a network of hundreds of nonprofit membership organisations in the Cape Winelands. The movement follows their successful Covid-19 Food Support Programme in 2020, where thousands of individuals and local businesses joined [...]

By | Mar 29th, 2021|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments

5 Top Tips to be an Effective Leader in Uncertain Times

Since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown a year ago, nonprofits have experience constant change, challenges, uncertainty and onslaughts. Social Impact leaders were all of a sudden at war with the pandemic and the severe social-development consequences, whilst having to lead their teams with both empathy and focus. Valcare ‘s Chief Operations Officer, Brendan Smith, was previously an officer in the British Army for 10 years, specialising in humanitarian aid and disaster response. He worked [...]

By | Mar 19th, 2021|News, Noticeboard|0 Comments