|| PRESS RELEASE || Project 1600: Making Lavender Hill-kids smile

Making sure the kids of Lavender Hill have smiles on their faces this festive season.

That is the main goal of Project 1600. This project is a collaboration between Care Protect Invest South Africa (CPI SA), Renata Vink from Holland and Free Food Kitchen.

Renate and her South African-born husband JP Skinner have a registered foundation named Stichting SOSA (Support Orphans in Southern Africa).

CPI SA is responsible for the management and administration of Project 1600. Free Food Kitchen works on the ground.

“We are so blessed to have Renate and JP doing a great job in Holland and trusting us to be a part of the process,” said Dinah Bronkhorst, CPI SA founder.

“Along with Selena (Williams) from Free Food Kitchen we are making a difference. And being able to do it this time of the year, is even more special for us…for everyone involved. I can’t say thank you enough to Renate. She is so passionate and committed to making a difference. It is a privilege and pleasure to work with her.”

For Renate it is a calling to help kids in South Africa.

“We don’t want kids to go to bed hungry,” said Renate. “We are blessed with donations and with the current Euro to Rand exchange rate we are able to make a difference.”

Renate buys the Checkers vouchers online through Computicket. “The whole process is very transparent.”

For Selena from Free Food Kitchen it is a first involvement with CPI SA.

“It is such an amazing journey to be part of. The communities we work in are so poor, but the people are so resilient. Great things are happening. What we are doing is pure human generosity in action. I am in awe of what people are willing do for each other. We have role-players who are blessings to the communities of Lavender Hill, Philippi, Hazeldean, Bokmakierie, etc.”

About CPI SA

Whether you are a company or an individual, CPI SA brings social responsibility to your doorstep. Befriend yourself with our organisation and learn how to rejoice in giving.

As South Africa’s leader in Social Development Project and Fund management, we understand the need for peace of mind that your contribution truly makes a difference. CPI SA offers a variety of sustainable projects and programmes you can support.  Alternatively we can assist you in establishing your own initiative which benefits your chosen community.

CPI SA’s unique model can be implemented seamlessly, effortlessly, and successfully within any organisation or company’s framework. CPI SA can create and manage a unique administrative and financial project plan that exclusively serves your Social Responsibility needs. Our primary obligation is to provide the best possible risk adjusted return on your donation(s). After-care and client service are thus an important part of our effort.

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Dinah Bronkhorst – CEO

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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:

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We will reach out offering help.

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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:
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