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Creating change together enables us to have a strong, good quality of life. On Friday, the 19th of June 2020, United Way South Africa (UWSA) and Cummins Africa visited the Middelburg Care Village where they handed over bulk Food Supplies, Hygiene Products as well as Personal Protective Equipment to help care for the centre's 108 children during the COVID-19 pandemic. With this COVID-19 Response Initiative, UWSA and Cummins Africa aim to help children who...
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
This Youth Month, United Way South Africa is working on a ‘4 000 Masks Challenge’. The 4 000 Masks Challenge is a mask collection drive, to encourage people to donate masks or equivalent in the form of cash donations. We are offering everyone the opportunity to create change in the communities we all live in during these difficult times of #COVID-19.  All masks collected and any mask purchased will be donated to 500 child-headed households and their...
Monday, June 8, 2020
The covid19 pandemic continues to spread. The number of confirmed cases in South Africa is now over 6,000, with 123 deaths. Even in these uncertain times, no one is powerless to make a difference. Small acts can change the course of the pandemic, bolster those facing economic challenges, and protect the most vulnerable. At United Way South Africa, we are committed to ensure that our country’s most vulnerable communities have the support they need to...
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
United Way South Africa sent out an appeal for donations of clothing, blankets, books and games for our vulnerable communities during this Covid-19 crisis. Christine & Fritz are a Dutch couple who are downsizing  after being in their home for more than 35 years.  Fritz had a stroke and  is bedridden. He is an avid reader and he  donated his beloved books  so someone else can drive pleasure and escapism from them.  Christine who is  an avid cook,...
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
United Way South Africa has established a ‘clothing and blankets collection drive’ and is very excited to invite you to be part of this exciting initiative. As part of the #Covid19 relief efforts, all items collected are donated to vulnerable homeless men, women, and children, currently at the homeless shelter in Johannesburg. Clothes and blankets are some of the necessities they need in order to help them survive during these difficult times. Due to the...
Friday, April 17, 2020
Support South Africans struggling in the wake of COVID-19. In times of past crisis, we’ve always risen to the challenges as a nation. We are once again facing such a crisis, and while we are concerned about our own futures, we must not forget the people in our community who are already struggling, not only with health and education but also with the financial effects of COVID-19: Such vulnerable people of our nation include our homeless men, women and...
Monday, April 6, 2020

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