Recent news and events from Community Chest

June 13, 2024

Our focus remains on creating positive change at grassroots

Community Chest and its partners bring hope and positive change to those in need. Together, we are creating a brighter, more compassionate future.

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January 30, 2024

PROTEC’s Class of 2023 set to make their mark in STEM careers

Community Chest is proud that PROTEC Inanda and KwaMashu (INK), and Umbogintwini are two of the 105 registered NPOs that we support via monthly grants

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October 15, 2023

Social Compliance - Monitoring & Evaluating for Sustainability

The Community Chest Durban model works towards ensuring that funded organisations get the help they need to be effective, efficient, and sustainable.

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August 20, 2023

Gratitude shown at Top Donor Awards

New chairperson, Dr Velo Govender, made her debut speech at our Top Donor awards and expressed her appreciation to all donors for sharing our vision.

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August 6, 2023

R711 000 raised for ECD through Comrades Race4Charity

Research shows that a comprehensive birth to age five programme has lasting effects on academic and economic achievement.

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July 19, 2023

Zavutha Creche is in desperate need of help

Many of the children have colds and sniffles as they are sitting on the concrete floor without mattresses or blankets and their food supply is limited

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July 16, 2023

Providing a safe and loving environment for 65 children

Ethelbert Care Centre has been a safe and loving environment for orphaned and vulnerable children since 1907.

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April 14, 2023

Umusa Uyansilandela supports their community

Umusa Uyasilandela ECD Centre is based at KwaZikhali Hall, Ohwebede area under the Mandeni Local Municipality and run by Principal Ms Lindiwe Zikhali.

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February 1, 2023

Those with physical and mental disABILITIES need ongoing support

Community Chest Durban supports 12 established and well-run non-profit organisations with the sole purpose of significantly improving the lives of those with physical and mental disabilities.

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January 23, 2023

Tax Rebate while Positively Impacting Your Community

Obtaining a tax deduction by making donations and receiving a section 18A certificate can provide several benefits.

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January 23, 2023

Taking care of older persons in our communities

The plight of the impoverished elderly is serious. Many live in poverty, with limited access to healthcare, proper housing, and adequate nutrition.

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January 14, 2023

Why We Support ECD and the Lifelong Benefits

Children who have access to quality ECD services are more likely to have better educational outcomes and be more productive members of society.

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December 30, 2022

Verulam Day & Frail Care Centre established in 1983

Uncertainty is the reality for an aged person – a mixture of sad and joyful memories, of losses and gains.

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December 2, 2022

Whizz Kidz Special Needs Centre for Children with Disabilities

Through our partnership with Whizz Kidz, we have been able to celebrate the progress that each child makes at their own pace.

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October 23, 2022

Respite and Empowerment for Victims of GBV

Abusive behavior affects every neighborhood, ethnic background, and economic class. No family is immune.

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October 2, 2022

Molweni Zimele Centre for Mentally and Physically Challenged

Gardening, beading, and sewing are taught at Molweni Zimele and are a source of income for the care centre for physically and mentally disabled.

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September 16, 2022

Leave a Legacy of Love, Hope and Dignity

Your Will presents a wonderful opportunity to help the under-resourced and needy, possibly in a way that you cannot afford right now.

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August 26, 2022

We Salute Arlene, director of St Theresa's Care Centre

The women who head up Community Chest's NPO Impact Partners are phenomenal, strong, and caring with a passion for serving the community.

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August 18, 2022

We Salute Nokuthemba, supervisor for Sonke Care Centre

Nokuthemba took over Sonke from her mother, Rose Gumede. These two women have paved the way for those living with disabilities.

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August 11, 2022

We Salute Zama, founder of Sizamakonke Creche

“We have taken up the mandate of creating change and bringing hope wherever we are involved".

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July 22, 2022

R300 000 Donation from Lindbergh Charity Trust for flood relief

Food parcels and blankets are distributed to communities throughout KZN thanks to the generosity of Joan St Leger Lindbergh Charitable Trust.

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June 24, 2022

Early Childhood Development shows significant benefits

The first one thousand days in a child’s life hold the key to unlocking his/her life-long potential.

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June 5, 2022

NCT Forestry provide sustenance and blankets to flood victims

NCT Forestry comes to the rescue again by providing food parcels and blankets to the value of R150 000 in KZN.

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June 2, 2022

Developing Gross Motor Skills and Hand-Eye Coordination

NCT Forestry is answering the needs of NPO Impact Partners throughout KZN. Whether it be emergency requirements or a long-term investment.

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April 19, 2022

Developing skills that our scholars, teachers, and country needs

For the first time, funds have been allocated to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) to the value of valued at R300 240.

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April 16, 2022

How the funding for the Comrades Superheroes Campaign will be used

All funds raised will help nurture and nourish 6 000 children to equip them for optimal learning.

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April 1, 2022

R45 000’s worth of products donated to young, single moms

Passionate supporter, Wendy Palmer, donated R45 000 for the benefit of young mothers in challenging circumstances.

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March 18, 2022

Vegetable gardens provide food and help alleviate poverty

The impact of flourishing vegetable gardens is substantial and this is thanks to NCT Forestry and the well-run NPOs that Community Chest support.

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March 10, 2022

The 23rd annual ‘Day of Caring’ has turned into a ‘Month of Caring’!

We are aiming to implement the ‘Month of Caring’ throughout May, with the ‘Day of Caring’ taking place on Thursday, 26 May.

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February 9, 2022

Support an Amazing Cause and Get a Tax Rebate - You Still Have Time!

Partner with us and ensure your CSI spend for this Tax year has impact. Donate before 28 February 2022 and claim a rebate against your Income Tax.

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February 8, 2022

This Valentines Show Love to Those Who Need a Lifetime Supply

We salute NPO Impact Partners who care for children and adults with disabilities. Follow the link to our donate page and help us to help them.

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February 7, 2022

Meet second prize Essay Contest winner Phumlani Khumalo

Riveting words from our second prize Essay Contest winner..."The pandemic has hit us all hard. We are trying our best to get by."

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January 23, 2022

R250 000's Worth of Vitamins from Ascendis for the Elderly

Vitamins help the body to rebuild and work the way it should, with 13 essential vitamins helping to resist infections and keep nerves healthy.

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December 22, 2021

A New Brand for Community Chest Durban

Millhouse Design's new and enhanced Community Chest Durban identity builds on our strong brand equity.

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December 19, 2021

The Repositioning of Community Chest Durban

Community Chest Durban’s purpose is to empower people and organisations to enhance quality of life of those who need support.

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November 19, 2021

Gaps in Education and Skills Development

Peripheral parties were not permitted to enter the school premises and our educational programmes were compromised.

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November 5, 2021

The Effect of COVID-19 on the Elderly

Hopelessness, loneliness and boredom were heightened during lockdown which meant that staff had to work harder to alleviate fear and despair.

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November 2, 2021

Community Chest Develops a National Proficiency Index

Developing strategies based on data allows impact partners to grow which ultimately means that more people in need can be supported and cared for.

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October 10, 2021

Community Chest Durban and PMB Prepare for Comrades 2022

The Comrades Marathon 2022 is taking place on Sunday, 28 August and if you are running, sign up for Race4Charity and help 6 000 children.

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