Recent news and events from Community Chest

August 18, 2022

We Salute Nokuthemba, supervisor for Sonke Care Centre

Nokuthemba took over Sonke from her mother, Rose Gumede. We pay tribute to both these women who forged a way forward for those living with disabilities in the KwaNdengezi community.

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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. Although we cannot help everyone, we will help every single person we take responsibility for.”

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July 22, 2022

R300 000 Donation from Lindbergh Charity Trust for further flood relief

Food parcels and blankets are distributed to communities throughout KZN thanks to the generosity of Joan St Leger Lindbergh Charitable Trust, a supporter of Community Chest Durban.

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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. By the age of 5, almost 90% of a child’s brain will be developed.

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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 to affected communities throughout KwaZulu-Natal.

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June 2, 2022

Developing Gross Motor Skills and Hand-Eye Coordination

Through Community Chest Durban, 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). R300 240 will be divided between three NPOs - Numeric, PROTEC, and Innovate Durban.

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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. The first five years of a child's life are vital for their physical, mental, emotional, and social development.

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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. These funds were split over three NPO Impact Partners who each supported 15 young ladies and their new babies.

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March 18, 2022

Vegetable gardens provide food and help alleviate poverty

The impact of flourishing vegetable gardens in the provision of food and alleviation of poverty 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, in order to get as many NPO maintenance jobs completed as possible.

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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 real impact. Donate before 28 February 2022 and claim the value of your donation as a rebate against your 2021/2022 Income Tax.

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February 8, 2022

This Valentines Show Love to Those Who Need a Lifetime Supply

We salute those NPO Impact Partners who care for children and adults with disabilities. Please 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. My father as of now is still not working. 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. There are 13 essential vitamins and some help to resist infections and keep nerves healthy, while others may help blood clot properly. 

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December 22, 2021

A New Brand for Community Chest Durban

Without losing the brand credibility built up over the past 90 years, Millhouse Design enhanced the Community Chest Durban logo to make it relevant and contemporary.

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December 19, 2021

The Repositioning of Community Chest Durban

Community Chest Durban’s purpose is to be the leading agent of change and hope, empowering people and organisations to enhance the 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, meaning opportunities to obtain vital life skills were lost.

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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 and create additional activities to compensate for visiting hours.

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November 2, 2021

Community Chest Develops a National Proficiency Index

Developing strategies based on data allows impact partners to grow and become sustainable 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, please sign up for Race4Charity and help make a difference in the lives of 6 000 children.

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