Top Charities To Check Out In Joburg

If we all did our part, we’ll fix this world much sooner than anticipated. Here are a few local charities that need your attention this Mandela Day.

67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day

67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day is a charity that collects handmade knitted or crocheted blankets from volunteers, to distribute to a specific charity each year on Mandela Day. So, if you are a knitwit who’s able to make a blanket, with love from you to someone in need, get in touch with 67 Blankets on Facebook or via email for more details.

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New Beginningz

New Beginningz is a local NPO that focuses on providing care for children living on the streets, from abandoned newborn babies to children of 18 years of age. There’s a big need for baby toiletries and food, including nappies, wipes, bum cream, good quality bottles, receiving blankets, Purity food and non-perishable food items. Putting together a hamper with these items, to deliver to New Beginningz, is a great way to make a real-world contribution in caring for the future generation of our country.


Save The Children

Save The Children is a children’s charity that operates in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and Free State, in five programme areas: early childhood care, health and nutrition, education, child protection and child rights governance. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities available in each province within each programme, and you can find more info on the volunteer positions on their website.


Operation Bobby Bear

Though based in KwaZulu-Natal, Operation Bobby Bear assists children in informal settlements who have been sexually abused or molested. This NGO aids children and families from early on and make sure that the police follows procedure, medical examinations are done correctly (including Aids tests) and assist the child with psychological help as well as the court proceedings.


The 9th Day

The amount of furry friends out there who need love, attention and protection is staggering. One of the biggest helpers out there is 9th Day. This registered NGO, based in Krugersdorp, tries its best to save dogs from being sent to the SPCA where they are put down if not adopted. At the moment, 9th Day is on the verge of closing its doors as funding is running out. This devastating reality can be curbed with your help – 9th Day is looking for adopters, volunteers, donators and foster homes.



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