RI President Ian Riseley doing his part of  his One Tree per Member Challenge at The Company Gardens Cape Town 20 September 2017

 

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Dear Bridgett,

Thank you for the invite and having me this morning. Below some info on our projects and links to the documentary and website for Game for Humanity

DARE TO SHARE PROJECTS:

Prior to proposing the following initiatives, I would like to elaborate mildly on the current status of Dare to Share. Since inception in 2012, we have fed over 800 000 meals and supported over 30 registered organizations in the Western Cape, in sectors ranging from orphanages, centers for abused woman and children, animal shelters, children with terminal illnesses and trying to create solutions to reintegrate the homeless back into society responsibly.

 

At this stage we have initiated various projects to be assisted along with sustainable funding in order for us to maintain the assistance we are able to offer our beneficiaries.

 

DARE TO SHARE FOOD FUND:

 

Any restaurants can partake! They add a R5 button onto their POS (Point of Sale) system and R5 is added on to every bill. The money accumulated does not affect their turnover or bottom line and is rather a direct donation made by the patron. These funds are tallied and donated to Dare to Share every month end resulting in a fund which is able to feed less fortunate families. For R2200, we are able to feed a family of 4 for a month. We are also able to issue venues with an 18A certificate for which they may claim back tax

 

DARE TO SHARE BLESSING BAGS:

 

Dare to Share have conceptualized a bag full of goodies to assist a homeless person make it through the rough Cape winters. This bag comprises of the following products: a blanket, pair of socks, gloves, tin opener, 2 tins of food, a large packet of soup, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, biscuits and a fruit. The physical cost to us is R148 and we sell these bags on to the public for R150. We could run this campaign along with any corporates' CSI project, media partners or radio stations for their listeners to join in and be part of positive change. For the purpose of pricing, we could work on a bag for either R100 or R50 to access a larger audience with budget for a cheaper bag. Similar to what SmileFM recently hosted for The Haven shelter, listeners could donate R12 a bed (cost of a bed per evening per person) through Quicket and over 74 000 donations were made in 10 days, an incredibly successful campaign!!

 

THE SEASONED SATURDAY

 

This is too run on donations of R50 which allows us to either cook or buy a very special meal for occupants of various old aged homes who are more often than not forgotten. Many of these individuals receive R1170 a month subsidy from government of which 90% is absorbed by the home to cover overheads. Then R117 is left for the individual to purchase their little luxuries. We make an effort to visit the homes, chat to them, play bingo and do crosswords, paint the ladies nails and handover magazines after providing a warm meal of restaurant quality standards. The outcome is always tears of joy as some of the elderly have not had guests in almost 4yrs. All in all, we require funding to allow us to continue with this initiative

 

DARE TO SHARE YUMMY MEALS

 

Over the years we have been looking for a convenient, cost effective and fulfilling way to help the less fortunate in terms of feeding or providing meals for them. We worked with food analysts and have finally developed a product called a "Yummy Meal". These meals are pre packed in plastic parcels and contain primarily vegetable soy, rice and dried vegetables which are nutritionally beneficial to the individuals who may consume them.

With over 20g protein and 55g carbs per 100g serving, we feel we have covered the primary contributors for a balanced diet. The contents are added to boiling water and is ready to serve in 25min. The Yummy Meals are available to the public to purchase at a price of R20 and comfortably feed a family of 4. We hope for corporates and individuals to purchase these bags and handout at will to people residing on the streets instead of irresponsibly handing over money which only attributes to lives of zero responsibility. Sponsored food parcels can also be donated to feeding programs based is South Africa, Africa or abroad

Links to Walk the Walk "Life on the Streets"

2min EPK http://www.co-optv.com/co-op/Walk_Walk/epk

14min Documentary http://www.co-optv.com/co-op/Walk_Walk/walk_the_walk

Link to Game for Humanity

www.gameforhumanity.com

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Dear Jeremy, Dave and Ton

I joined the Board meeting of the Carl-Duisberg-Foundation for International Education
and Development (CDF) on 6 September and gave the members a report about LFA and
Numeracy which has been sponsored by CDF for a couple of years.

DaveĀ“s email regarding the results of Macassar Primary School which reached me in
Canada, and in which he pointed out that the average pass rate at Macassar has increased
from 62 to 92% since implementing LFA, encouraged them to further increase their support.

Their previous commitment was:

LFA Euro 0.00 (2018) 5,000 (2019)


Numeracy Euro 10,000 (2018) 5,000 (2019)


The new one is:


LFA Euro 10,000 (2018) 10,000 (2019) 10,000 (2020)*


Numeracy Euro 10,000 (2018) 10,000 (2019) 0.00*


*We can use the funds in 2020 for both projects and are also flexible to swap the
above mentioned funds in 2018 and 2019 between LFA and Numeracy as we need them.

In conclusion: CDF will give us Euro 30,000 more than they have committed last year,
i.e. instead of Euro 20,000 for 2018 and 2019 we will get Euro 50,000 for 2018-2020.

I do hope this will further strengthen our projects in the years to come.

Many thanks for your dedication and commitment which makes it easy for me to convince
our donors.

Kind regards

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Tracey brings to our attention ShelterBox's appeal for donations in the light of Hurrican Irma devastation

Shelterbox Hurricane Irma Donations Appeal

 

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Dave Wilson shared his recent experience at Heathrow Airport that the Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland are promoting the Rotary Public Image by making their magazines available at an American Airline check-in desk.

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