For decades, Rand Aid Association has been helping Elders in need and men living with substance addictions.

Sadly, many of the vulnerable older people to whom we give shelter, receive only a government grant. This means they are unable to buy daily essentials such as toiletries, or to replace their clothes and shoes when they become worn. Little treats that add richness to life are out of their reach.

In some cases, Elders have been abandoned by their families and receive no outside support or gestures that show someone cares. Finding the means to pay for essential things like an eye test and pair of spectacles may appear insurmountable.

Those who have had a loved one battling the demons of substance addition will know that the path to sobriety is a difficult one. The holistic treatment offered by our SANCA rehab centre, Wedge Gardens, enables those in recovery to begin to live a meaningful life. Staying relevant, adapting to new abuse trends and offering the multi-pronged professional approach we are known for takes considerable resources, however. Many arrive on our doorstep having depleted their finances, which makes our job of preparing them to retake their place in society much harder.

Rand Aid Association is a registered non-profit organisation (Reg number: 000 605 NPO) with a solid reputation of good governance and decades of experience. Rand Aid has Section 18A status in terms of the Income Tax Act, so all donations are tax deductible.

We have a number of donation channels in place to cater for those who want to make a once-off donation of money or goods and for individuals or corporates who wish to support us on an ongoing basis:

DONATE GOODS

Many of the elderly would appreciate your contribution to help meet their basic needs. Gifts of grocery hampers, stationery, care packages of toiletries and treats and clothing vouchers will be gratefully received. A  donation of any  type of goods would be welcomed and utilised.

ONCE-OFF FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION

A once-off monetary contribution may be made via direct deposit. These may be general donations to help facilitate the work we do, or donations made with the proviso that the money is directed to fill the need of an individual resident or goes towards a project, such as kitting out a games room.

MONTHLY STOP ORDER

A monthly donation through stop order will enable us to factor your contribution into our financial planning, ensure your money is effectively used to enhance the lives of those in our care and enable us to continue to provide professional care to people wanting to transform their lives.

MY VILLAGE

By applying for a MyVillage card and registering Thembalami (for the elderly) or Wedge Gardens (substance abuse), you will help us raise valuable funds for a deserving cause without costing you, the cardholder, a cent. Simply get a MyVillage card. Every swipe at one of thousands of retail partners provides a contribution to your chosen cause. MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is one of SA’s biggest fundraising programmes.

PUT SMILES ON ELDERS’ FACES

Whether you put together a care package for an Elder, donate good-quality second-hand clothes or a warm blanket in winter or purchase a gift voucher for an Elder in need, you have the potential to significantly impact someone’s life.

FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION

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MONTHLY STOP ORDER

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LIGHTEN A GOGO’S LOAD

Thembalami Care Centre runs an outreach project that benefits elderly women from Alexandra, River Park and East Bank.

The Zamokuhle project functions as a community centre with participating gogos spending three days a week at Thembalami, where they enjoys meals, camaraderie, activities and are given advice and assistance where needed.

Many of these gogos are raising their grandchildren and would appreciate financial help to meet their basic needs. Gifts of grocery hampers, stationery, care packages of toiletries and treats and clothing vouchers will also be gratefully received.

FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION

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MONTHLY STOP ORDER

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SUPPORT SOMEONE ON THEIR SOBRIETY JOURNEY

If you have battled addiction or watched a loved one struggle to stay sober, you will appreciate how difficult the journey is. A care package of treats and toiletries or a gift voucher for a clothing shop for when the person goes for post-rehab job interviews could provide just the motivation he needs to hold the course.

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MONTHLY STOP ORDER

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GIVE IN CELEBRATION

Discover the joy in giving – if you want to celebrate your birthday or other occasions in a more memorable way, ask your loved ones to make a donation to Rand Aid on your behalf. If you would like the donations to fund a specific project, for instance a garden bench, you may specify this.

GIVE IN MEMORY

Honour your loved one by making a donation in their memory.

LEAVE A LASTING MEMORY

A bequest in your will is a powerful way to support the good work done by Rand Aid and will ensure you leave a lasting and meaningful legacy.

OTHER DONATIONS

If there is another type of donation that you would like to make, or if you need more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.