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Give A Duck in November

What is “Give a Duck”?

Get your little white duck for R100 and the proceeds will go towards two fantastic charities – Learn To Earn and the Bobs For Good Foundation. You can also make a donation on the I Give A Duck website and buy other quacky stuff for the whole of November.

How do I show my quacking support?

Your duck wants to get out and about! Take him everywhere and post pics of him and you on I Give A Duck. Tell your friends they can order their own duck on the website too.

Duck launches on 28 October 2010:

Joburg – 5pm at Giles in Craighall Park

Cape Town – 4.30pm at Simon’s, Groot Constantia

Of course I’ll be attending the Jozi Gives A Duck launch. Let’s show Cape Town we care about more than just high heels and X5s shall we?

About Learn to Earn – This incredible organisation has been helping the unemployed develop new skills for over 20 years. Learn to Earn trains people from Khayelitsha and Hermanus so that they can find jobs or start their own businesses.

About Bobs For Good – Imagine walking to school on a freezing winter morning with no shoes. Bobs For Good gives disadvantaged schoolchildren their dignity back with quality leather school shoes that are locally made.

Spring clean, do good!

2009 sucks. Recession, wars, losing the cricket. How to feel good again? Spring-cleaning and helping others. I have a lot of stuff, stuff I don’t really need or use. I’m sure most of us do. Luckily for us there are people who do want our stuff, people who will use it and love it.


Bathandwa Children’s Home recently moved into new three new units and now the kids have more space and proper ‘houses’ to live and play in. If you haven’t heard of Bathandwa, it’s an amazing place of safety that cares for orphaned and disabled children in Khayelitsha.

The problem with a new home is it can look rather bare. Kitchens need crockery, lounges need furniture, bedrooms need beds. The kids especially need storage items so they have somewhere to put their precious toys, storybooks and clothes.

Here’s a brief wishlist of stuff you might have:

  • Boxes for toy storage
  • Bookshelves
  • Side tables
  • Clothing rails
  • Freestanding cupboards
  • Wall units
  • Drawers
  • Chairs or couches
  • Bunk beds
  • Pots & pans
  • Plates & Utensils
  • Glasses

Bigger items (if you’re in the security or landscaping business):

  • Trellidoors
  • External walls & paving
  • Grass for the courtyard

So if you have stuff to give or want to help, contact:

Tammy Gardner – 082 920 5822 tgardner@tppsa.co.za
Sonja Krause – 084 919 5617 sonjanowotny@gmail.com

And here are some more pictures (taken by Tammy Gardner) of the people your stuff will be helping.

Home sweet home

My room