|| PRESS RELEASE || Everyone deserves a break this Madiba Day!

Ensure your glass is half full this Madiba Day by hosting an intimate fundraiser in your living room and supporting Care Protect Invest South Africa’s (CPI SA) worthy cause: helping others.

“With everything negative happening in South Africa at the moment — flooding our news and conversations — CPI SA came up with a brilliant idea to take your mind off things by making you feel purposeful and encouraging you to spend quality time with your loved-ones. In honour of our former president, Nelson Mandela, we are launching the ‘Everyone deserves a break on Mandiba Day’ campaign as a community project,” says Dinah Bronkhorst, executive head of CPI SA.

The campaign’s name alludes to both South Africans but most importantly SA’s less fortunate children needing a break. Empowering, educating and uplifting underprivileged kids are the heartbeat of CPI SA. Their sustainable programmes, feeding schemes and foster care model are committed in changing the fate of these children and making SA a better place.

Individuals who are willing to host an intimate fundraiser at their homes can do so by following these easy steps:

  1. Download your free, custom made invitation on CPI SA’s website (https://cpi-sa.org.za/mandela-day/).
  2. Choose your cause: donate R67 or make a physical contribution (blankets, books, toys, clothes, stationary, groceries, etc.)
  3. Send it to a handful of closest friends or family.
  4. Boil the kettle!
  5. Make some memories.
  6. Deposit your money electronically on CPI SA’s website (https://cpi-sa.org.za/donate/) or send your donation via PAXI to Pep Elarduspark.
  7. Upload a picture or selfie on social media using any of the following: #CoffeeWithACause #lightentheload #MadibaDayPurpose #CareProtectInvestSA #MadibaYAY #CPISA

“Obviously everyone needs to adhere to Covid-19 protocol. That is why we chose something easy that might be part of your weekly routine anyway. We wanted to take something you enjoy and make it meaningful, but stress-free to partake in,” Bronkhorst explains.

The main aim of the event is to raise awareness and money to buy toiletries for needy children.

“Warm your heart this winter by adding a cause to that cup of tea or coffee you enjoy with your friends and family. R67 might not seem a lot, but it most definitely will put a smile on a child’s face! Together we can make a difference,” says Bronkhorst.

For media enquiries contact:  

Dinah Bronkhorst – Executive Head

Cell: 072 126 1158

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Foster Care Club

Inspired by World Foster Care Month celebrated in November, CPI SA in 2019 launched a Foster Care Club supporting South African Foster parents. The club serves as a connection to bring foster parents together.

Parents can send their:

  • Questions;
  • Messages; or
  • Thoughts and struggles to CPI SA.

We will reach out offering help.

Alternatively send us an e-mail: cpisacommunication@gmail.com

Bags of Mercy Initiative

South Africa has one of the highest rates of violence against women (GBV). The Bags of Mercy Initiative mobilises women to become an invisible friend to an abused woman by gifting a handbag – old or new – filled with things that can make her rediscover her self-worth.

Abuse against women usually takes place behind closed doors:
Hard words where no-one else can hear.
Blows where no-one can see it.

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Be a Santa to someone Project

Each Christmas we strive to surprise the children at our foster care homes and caring facilities with a special gift. CPI SA asks the public to give a little piece of their heart by getting involved in the annual “Be-Santa-To-Someone” project. This way you can easily warm a child’s heart and put a cheer into an unfortunate child’s Christmas stocking.

More information will follow closer to Christmas. Please subscribe to our newsletter to stay in the loop!

PROTECT

  • Bursary programmes granting children a prosperous future.
  • Counselling & Trauma support for sexually abused children.
  • Community Homes to support needy children/teens (Grade 1 to 12).
  • Skills Development programmes to combat unemployment: Soft skills, Handy work, Trade.
  • Development programmes: Financial Management, Safety and Emotional Intelligence.
  • Training Environment programmes: Arthur Project, K9 Watchdog.
  • Transforming SA Children’s Courts to Child friendly environments.

CARE

By means of our Foster Homes, Day Care Centres, FAS Caring Homes and Underprivileged Family Feeding programmes we offer individuals a safe place to live, learn and thrive. Please support our caring initiatives and feeding schemes.

INVEST

CPI SA’s innovative interventions are designed to promote education, social and economic development. Thanks to the loyal support of individuals and companies we create opportunities for underprivileged people to rise above their circumstances by offering:

  • Study funds, Study Loans and Bursaries.
  • Education and Training.
  • Housing and viable community projects.

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