Every issue, Ethical Living gives R2 of each magazine sold to a local registered charity. Readers of Ethical Living and visitors to www.ethicalliving.co.za choose which charity receives this donation by voting in the poll on our home page.
Last month, the winning charity was Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary.
This month we have chosen the following four charities:
Action for Burns and Children
ABC – Action for Burns and Children – is an organisation dedicated to the PREVENTION of burn and scald injuries to children through basic fire PREVENTION EDUCATION in the home and the REHABILITATION of seriously burned children worldwide. ABC was founded four years ago by Cripps Sears & Partners Limited in celebration of the firm’s 35th birthday with the goal of raising funds for good causes. ABC’s aim is to help children whose lives have been adversely affected through injury to themselves or through an injury to someone on whom they are dependent. This aim lies at the heart of our long-standing concern for the devastating problem of child burns around the world.
Dogtown SA is a “no kill” dog shelter started just over 2 years ago by staunch vegan Tracy McQuarrie, with her own funds. It has grown into an adoption shelter and a haven for “no hopers”, taking care of around 100 dogs at any given time, many of whom will have a home there for life, due to various problems caused by their original owners. They also have a “half way” home shared with Husky Rescue for the dogs that need rehabilitation before being placed in forever homes.
Dyer Island Conservation Trust
The Dyer Island Conservation Trust has been established for the conservation, rehabilitation and protection of the natural environment, including flora, fauna or the biosphere, the care of the wild animals, the promotion of, and the conducting of educational and training programs relating to environmental awareness, greening and clean-up projects, and conservation research. Their projects focus on the Marine Big 5; Penguins, Sharks, Seals, Whales and Dolphins. Other projects include the Nolwandle Craft Project, which was established to enable women from the nearby Masakhane township to become self-sufficient in beading and craft work. Their products are sold by the curio shop at The Great White House and other markets. The Drum It Up campaign, is a recycling project in the area, with each bin painted with one of the Big 5 and representing metal, plastic, paper, glass and organic waste. Beach clean ups and educationals with the local schools are also arranged on a regular basis.
Princess Alice Adoption Home
Princess Alice Adoption Home (PAAH) – a facility of Johannesburg Child Welfare Society – is situated in Westcliff, Johannesburg, and was founded in 1930 by Princess Alice, one of Queen Victoria’s 35 grandchildren. Today our primary service is to act as a place of safety to now 30 babies as the Home has recently received an upgrade of capacity from 25 babies to 30 during April 2008. The babies admitted to our care, are mostly from the Johannesburg, Gauteng area. Princess Alice Adoption home is a facility of the Johannesburg Child Welfare Society.
Our secondary function is to serve pregnant girls in crisis. The Home becomes their home for anything from a few days to a few months, while they wait out their pregnancy eventually giving the baby up for adoption, or keeping it. Either way, we prepare them for their decision, which is sometimes a very heart rending choice. The mothers admitted to our care are from all over South Africa; approximately 50% are from the Gauteng Province and the balance from the other provinces.