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Crowdfunding initiatives to support in the fight against #Covid19SA

Crowdfunding initiatives to support in the fight against #Covid19SA

The implementation of the national 35 day lockdown to flatten the curve of the COVID19 pandemic has interrupted the lives of all South Africans. While our economy has come to a halt and many things seem uncertain, the South African spirit remains intact.

Take a look at these crowdfunding initiatives launched on BackaBuddy, to support South Africans in need.

  • Supporting Medical Practitioners 

The Solidarity Fund

As mentioned in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to the nation on Monday the 23rd of March, The Solidarity Fund has been set up to contain the spread of the Covid19 virus, detect and monitor infections, ensure that all those infected get proper treatment and support those disrupted by the crisis this pandemic has created. The campaign has raised over R1.3 Million thus far.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy. By donating to this campaign, all donors qualify for a Section 18A tax certificate issued by The Solidarity Fund.

 

The Gift of the Givers

The Gift of the Givers have been working tirelessly to fight the spread of the Coronavirus epidemic, by assisting medical practitioners and facilities on the frontline with necessary supplies such as manual and automated ventilation equipment, intubation equipment, medical supplies and safety equipment. The campaign has raised over R1.7 Million thus far. Read more

Support this cause on BackaBuddy.  By donating to this campaign, all donors qualify for a Section 18A tax certificate issued by The Gift of The Givers.

1st for Women Insurance  

1st for Women Insurance has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support nurses with protective gear and psychosocial support, partnering with Gift of the Givers and Vula Mobile to care for our nurses on the frontline of covid19. To kickstart their campaign the company donated R500 000 to their cause. Read more

Support this cause on BackaBuddy.  By donating to this campaign, all donors qualify for a Section 18A tax certificate issued by The Gift of The Givers.

 

Anaesthesiologist, Dr Niall Evans

Dr Niall Evans, a specialist anaesthesiologist in Cape Town affiliated to the private and public hospital doctor groups, has launched a campaign to support the Gift of The Givers, in providing health workers with N95 masks, as both public and private hospitals are currently unable to provide them. The campaign has raised almost R400 000 thus far.

Support this cause on BackaBuddyBy donating to this campaign, all donors qualify for a Section 18A tax certificate issued by The Gift of The Givers.

The Witkoppen Clinic

The Witkoppen Clinic have created a campaign to prepare for an increase in Covid19 cases should the coronavirus strike Region A and hit the rest of Johannesburg even harder.

“The healthcare system in South Africa is only as strong as its weakest link and sadly Region A of the City of Johannesburg is a weak link.”  says campaign creator Dagmar Kahn, “There is no general hospital in the north of Johannesburg, but rather this gap has been filled over the last 70 years by Witkoppen Clinic (Witkoppen). But with COVID-19, the bridge over this gap is slowly crumbling and reaching its breaking point!”

Support this campaign on BackaBuddy.  As a registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO), any contributions to Witkoppen would enjoy Section 18A tax-exempt status.

 

Hlayisekani Frontline Support Fund

The Hlayisekani Frontline Support Fund has been set up by doctors, Jacques Du Toit and Bianca Moffett to support frontline healthcare workers in rural Mpumalanga.The Tinstwalo/Wits COVID Response Team urgently need help to prepare their rural hospital and clinics for the inevitable spread of COVID19.

Support this campaign on BackaBuddy

 

False Bay Hospital

Kirsty Richardson launched a campaign to support the False Bay Hospital in Cape Town with funds to purchase supplies and support their staff during the covid19 outbreak.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

A Plea For PPE 

Non-profit organisation, A Plea For PPE have created a campaign to provide masks, face shields and other personal protective equipment to health-care workers, doctors, nurses, EMTs and support staff across South Africa.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

Sibongile Mongadi 

Sibongile Mongadi from Gauteng launched a campaign to assist healthcare workers on the frontline of the Covid19 outbreak. Teaming up with designers with 3D printing capabilities, Sibongile hopes to raise funds to purchase material filaments,  2 more 3D printers and laser cutter to produce masks.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

  • Supporting Local Communities

Porky’s People

Focusing on Pietermaritzburg and surrounding areas, Porky’s People, has created a campaign on donations based crowdfunding platform, BackaBuddy, to support as many families as possible with food and other essential items during the lockdown. READ MORE

Honoring social distancing guidelines, funds raised by Porky’s campaign will be converted into digital food vouchers that can be redeemed at any local Shoprite supermarket. 

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Heatherbank School Spar Voucher Collection

Heatherbank School in the Walmer Township in Port Elizabeth, have created a campaign to support their 207 students who rely on their school feeding scheme. They hope to provide the students and their families with R200 food vouchers during the lockdown. 

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

Facebook group, #ShutSADown

Facebook group, #ShutSADownhave created a campaign to raise funds to purchase digital food vouchers for families across South Africa who are unable to work during the lockdown and are struggling financially as a result.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

#SanitizeSouthAfrica

#SanitizeSouthAfrica is a movement created by a group of young South African women, to raise funds to provide sanitization materials to communities who do not have the luxury of self-isolating and are unable to wash their hands constantly.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

Cape Town Together

Cape Town Together is a rapidly developing community-based response to COVID-19. To support the Kirstenhof, Tokai, Westlake and Mitchells Plain communities in Cape Town, a campaign has been launched to assist vulnerable families with food, sanitation items, baby products and other essential items during the lockdown.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

  • Supporting people in need

Musician, Brandon Lee Hunt

Brandon Lee Hunt, a full-time musician from Cape Town, has created a campaign to help support his family as he is unable to perform shows with the implementation of the lockdown. Brandon has promised donors that he will also be hosting live concerts from home to keep everyone entertained and inspired during this period.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

Chef, Storm Febb 

Storm Febb (25) a chef from Plettenberg Bay, has launched a campaign to help provide for himself and his 4-year-old daughter during the lockdown. Before the Covid19 outbreak, Strom secured a position at Hamanya Beach in Israel but his plans were sadly interrupted.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

Blind entertainer, Gary G

Blind entertainer, Gary G, from Cape Town has created a campaign to make up for the loss of income he is experiencing after having to cancel his upcoming gigs due to the lockdown.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

DJ, Clynton Clarke

Clynton Clarke, AKA DJ Bizzy B. has created a campaign to make up for the loss of income he is experiencing due to being unable to work during the lockdown. Funds raised will help him provide for his family.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy 

 

Sport paramedics, Yolanda and Henry

Sport paramedics, Yolanda and Henry Pearson from Pretoria, have been unable to work as schools have closed for the lockdown and all sporting tours have been canceled. To cover their bills, the couple have set up a campaign to raise funds.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

Little Feet Playgroup 

Malusu Mpateni has launched a campaign to support his siblings who need help covering their bank repayments as their daycare center in Cosmo City, Johannesburg, is unable to operate during the lockdown.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

  • Supporting Small Business

Bloemfontein Authentic Barbershop

Annorien Geyer, owner and founder of Bloemfontein Authentic Barbershop, has created a campaign to help her employees get through the lockdown as they rely on their commission to support their families.

Lending his support, Singer Francois van Coke posted this message on his social media to encourage donations.

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Jurgen Garden Services 

Jurgen Fourie who runs a small garden services company in Port Elizabeth, has set up a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for his 6 employees as they are unable to work during the extended lockdown. The campaign has raised over R25 000 thus far.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

Beerhouse

With the implementation of the national lockdown, Beerhouse has had to temporarily lay off over 80 staff members. To support its employees with funds to support their families, the company set up a campaign on BackaBuddy that has thus far raised over R40 000.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

CNR Cafe

CNR Cafe in Randburg, Johannesburg, have launched a campaign to raise funds for their 18 staff members who have lost their main source of income due to the COVID19 lockdown. With the support of generous donors, the campaign has raised over R60 000 thus far.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy 

 

The Royale restaurant

The Royale restaurant in Randburg, Johannesburg have created a campaign to support their waiters and bar staff during the lockdown period. With the support of generous donors, the campaign has raised over R40 000 thus far.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

Founders Restaurant

Founders Restaurant and Grill in Sandton, Johannesburg, have launched a campaign to support their 9 waiters during the lockdown period. The campaign has raised over R20 000 thus far.

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Perfectly Polished

Caroline Strydom, the Owner of  Perfectly Polished, a Boutique Salon in Craighall has launched a campaign to support their talented beauty therapists that rely on tips and commission to get by. The campaign has raised over R30 000 thus far.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

Zulumoon Gondolas

Jeff Livingston from Durban has launched a campaign to save his business, Zulumoon Gondolas and support his 7 workers during the lockdown period.

“Since the onset of the coronavirus, our business has been forced to close over what is one of our peak seasons which carries us through the year. We need help now so that when it is over we can continue with the business and keep the jobs of our team which represent not only the individuals but their families as well. “ says Jeff

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

Farro Staff Welfare Fund 

Farro restaurant in Johannesburg has launched a campaign to support their staff members who are unable to work and provide for their families during the lockdown.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy 

 

Espresso Caffe and Bistro

Espresso Caffé and Bistro in Gauteng have launched a campaign to support their waiters and bartenders during the lockdown. Many of the waiters started as kitchen staff and some have been working for the company for over 20 years.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

Bistro Dolce Vita

Sergio Caon, owner of Bistro Dolce Vita Restaurant, in Morningside, Johannesburg, has launched a campaign to help cover the salaries of his 14 staff members for the duration of the lockdown.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

TimeOut Nails & Beauty

Netsai Washaya, the managing director of TimeOut Nails & Beauty, has launched a campaign to support their 5 technicians as they are unable to work during the lockdown.

Support this cause on Backabuddy

 

Quote This Woman+ 

Quote This Woman, a non-profit organization and database of woman experts, have launched a campaign to keep their website running and cover the salaries of their staff during the national lockdown.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

Cattle Baron

Cattle Baron in Tyger Waterfront in Cape Town, have launched a campaign to support their staff, most who are the breadwinners of their family, with funds to get them through the lockdown as they are unable to work.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

Satori Restaurant

LLoyd Newton, the owner of Satori Restaurant in Johannesburg, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to cover the salaries of his staff as they are unable to work and receive tips during the lockdown.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

SIX restaurant 

Owner of SIX restaurant in Johannesburg, Ebrahim Asmal, has launched a campaign to cover the salaries of his Waiters and Bartenders as they are unable to work during the lockdown.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

BlackJack Events

BlackJack Events have launched a campaign to support their 200+ waiters, barmen, chefs and porters from Gauteng, who rely on hourly wages and tips to get by. Most of the individuals have been with the company for over 15 years and are also the primary breadwinners in their families. 

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

FML Engineering 

Madelein Schoultz from Stilfontein in the North West has launched a campaign to assist her employees at FML Engineering during the lockdown period.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

Keep Resilience Gymnastics open 

Owner of Resilience Gymnastics Club in Robertsham, Johannesburg South, Roxanne van Herwaarde, has launched a campaign to help cover their rent costs and employee wages as they are unable to operate during the lockdown period.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

  • Supporting non-profit organisations

Al-Imdaad Foundation

Faaiza Omar from Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, celebrated her 40th birthday by launching a campaign to support the Al-Imdaad Foundation and their Covid19 initiatives for families left without income, food and access to healthcare. Her campaign has thus far raised over R100 000.

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TooMuchWifi

TooMuchWifi has launched a campaign to distribute critical information and much-needed internet access in some of the most high-risk communities in South Africa for COVID19 infections and mortality. 

The project will specifically benefit the following areas in Cape Town: Dunoon, Langa, Joe Slovo, Manenberg, Gugulethu, Philippi, Nyanga, Bonteheuwel, Vrygrond, Phoenix, Hangberg, Imizamo Yethu, Khayelitsha, Mfuleni and Mitchells Plain

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Feed a Family campaign

Shelley Finch and a group of friends from Cape Town, have launched a campaign to give at least 200 families across South Africa the gift of food security during the COVID19 lockdown period by purchasing Nutritional Packs. With their project, they aim to support the following organisations: Philisa Abefazi Bethu, Ukama Community Foundation, Community Action Networks (CAN). This campaign has already raised over R140 000 with support from generous donors.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

African Reclaimers Organisation Solidarity

To support the reclaimers that play a crucial role in our society, African Reclaimers Organisation (ARO) has launched a campaign to support the activists who are unable to work during the lockdown. With their campaign, they hope to support more than 6000 families with food and essential items.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

Bambelela Wildlife Care NPC

Founder of Bambelela Wildlife Care NPC, Silke von Eynern, has launched a campaign to help keep their doors open as the lockdown has directly affected their fundraising efforts and the organization’s sustainability.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

The Dlala Nje Foundation 

The Dlala Nje Foundation has created a campaign to raise funds to cover their fixed and running costs, as they are unable to generate funds through their Johannesburg inner-city tours with the implementation of the national lockdown.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

Cheetah Outreach Animal Care

Cheetah Outreach has created a campaign to feed their animals, as the lockdown has created severe financial problems for the organisation. 

Support this campaign on BackaBuddy

 

#IMSTAYING

Facebook group and NPC, #Imstaying have launched a campaign to prevent a potential outbreak of COVID19 in Mfuleni, an informal settlement in Cape Town, by providing residents with hygiene packs.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

Massimo’s Restaurant

Massimo’s restaurant in Hout Bay have created a campaign to prepare meals to be distributed to the needy, in collaboration with ‘Gracie love in a bowl’ and ‘Community Cookup IY’. 

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

Township Yogi Project

The Township Yogi Project has created a campaign to curb the spread of the coronavirus in our township and slum communities by purchasing hand sanitizer for those in need.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

Den Anker

Den Anker has partnered with NGO The Justice Desk & The Rhulani Mabasa Foundation to provide food parcels to families in need.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

Phronesis Students Development Trust NPC

Phronesis Students Development Trust NPC is a Non-Governmental Organisation, dedicated to breaking the cycle of Poverty. They have launched a campaign to raise funds to pack 1000 food and hygiene parcels for underprivileged, informal and rural communities during the Covid-19 Lockdown. 

Support this campaign on BackaBuddy

 

PWR Project

Karl Hildebrandt, Founder of The PWR Project, has launched a campaign to raise funds to provide 300 meals a day to the homeless, elderly and vulnerable in Cape Town during the national lockdown.

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Zip Zap Social Circus

Debbie Sykes has launched a campaign called  #CircusKidsConnect, to raise funds to cover data costs for the Zip Zap Social Circus beneficiaries. Data will allow these students to gain online access to their training, inspirational messages, zapercises and ‘how to’ series through Zip Zap’s Virtual Circus.They are aiming to connect 250 students with 2G data during the lockdown period.

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QuaranTenChallenge 

The CreditSmart team have launched a campaign to support consumers who are unable to earn money during the lockdown period and are unable to pay their debit. With this fund, the company aims to help as many consumers as possible pay at least one account that has no alternative but to be paid and help individuals in need purchase food and other essentials

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Brave

A campaign has been created to support over 60 young girls who attend the BRAVE workshops in the Cape Flats with food, hygiene and cleaning supplies to make it through the lockdown period. Over R20 000 has thus far been raised.

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Ubuhle Bezwe orphanage

Carin Lichtenstein from Midrand launched a campaign to support Ubuhle Bezwe, an orphanage in the informal settlement of Ivory Park. Funds raised will help the organisation feed the 40 children in their care for the next 3 months.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

Pug Rescue SA

Pug Rescue SA , who home 189 orphaned Pugs and Honorary-Pugs have also launched a campaign to make up for their upcoming fundraisers that have been cancelled due to the nationwide lockdown. 

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

Nation Builder

Nation Builder, a Mergon initiative, that inspires and equips businesses to lead in social change have created a campaign to support  non-profit organisations across South Africa. Funds raised will be used to stand in the gap for NPOs who have lost and will lose significant funding with the nationwide lockdown. 

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Running Wild Conservation

Running Wild Conservation, a Non-Profit Organization, that looks after lions and cheetah’s have launched a campaign to help cover their running costs, outstanding veterinary bills and to support their staff during the covid19 outbreak.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation

Non-profit organisation, CHOC, who look after children and teenagers suffering from cancer, have created a campaign to make up for the loss of income they will experience after having to cancel their upcoming fundraising events.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

Cheetah Preservation Foundation

Cheetah Preservation Foundation which has been running for 35 years, have launched a campaign to keep their doors open, as they receive no government funding and their upcoming fundraising events have been canceled due to the lockdown.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

Manger Care Centre

The Manger Care Centre currently houses and feeds more than 230 individuals that are elderly, disabled or destitute. With their crowdfunding campaign, the organisation is raising funds to provide Masks, Gloves, hand sanitizer and other essential items to the people in their care. Unable to fundraise during this time, the organisation also needs funds to cover their rent, electricity and water and building maintenance.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

Bet on Better

Bet on better has created a crowdfunding campaign to provide families in need, as well as homeless individuals, that have been placed in temporary shelters around Johannesburg with food and essential supplies.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

Foundation for the Advancement of Musicians Empowerment

The Foundation for the Advancement of Musicians Empowerment NPO have created a campaign to support local musicians who have had to cancel events, festivals, shows, performances, and gigs due to the lockdown.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

South Coast Hospice Association

The South Coast Hospice Association has created a campaign to make up for the loss of income they are experiencing due to having their in-house fundraising canceled due to the lockdown.

Support this cause on BackaBuddy

 

Msunduzi Hospice Association

The Msunduzi Hospice Association in Kwa-zulu Natal has launched a campaign to cover their running costs after their fundraising events have been canceled due to the lockdown.

Support this campaign on BackaBuddy

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Create your own crowdfunding campaign on BackaBuddy:

BackaBuddy has supported more than 10 000+ individuals and charities in setting up crowdfunding campaigns for medical fees, tuition and various other causes in South Africa.

For more information email info@backabuddy.co.za.

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