Practical ways you can help while Staying at Home

Friday, 27 March, 2020

If like us, you are feeling like you wish there was something you could do to help, other than staying at home, then this list is for you. Because you can help. We're all in this together! Support those who are less fortunate than yourselves and those who continue to work to make sure we are fed, safe and healthy during this time.

To help those who can't work in coffee and hospitality right now, see what Zapper and Coffee Monster are doing.

Gift of the Givers is on the ground continuing to deliver water and food to vulnerable communities, but have also started COVID-19 specific campaigns to:

- Support the healthcare system and the people working in it with the aim of supplying funds for the necessary equipment for protection of those working, testing equipment and equipment to help with treatment. You can donate to the Backabuddy campaign here.

- Make testing more readily available and more affordable at R750. You can read more about that here: Contributions to Gift of the Givers - Standard Bank, Pietermaritzburg, account number 052 137 228, branch code 057525, ref. Corona. Section 18A tax exempt certificate obtained by mailing to

The Litterboom Project is an organisation normally dedicated to clearing our waterways of plastic, and in the face of this pandemic have shifted focus to use plastic bottles collected to be filled with soap and hand-sanitizer and re-distributed into communities.

Gender Based Violence is expected to rise during this time, which is a horrifying reality to fathom. Please share the names and numbers of organisations that will continue to operate to support those at risk. Read more about the risks and find more resources at Masimanyane

We know there is so much more need out there, so if you have any suggestions for organisations to support during this time, please let us know in the comments.

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