How you can help HospiceWits in 2021

The pandemic has put increased financial pressure on just about all of us, and this is also the case for NPOs like HospiceWits, who rely heavily on donations from the public in order to conduct our daily business. Taking care of the patients using our services and providing assistance to their families is what fulfils us and gives the team a wonderful sense of purpose and reward.

As the new year kicks off, we ask for your continued assistance to lighten the financial burden we carry. There are a number of ways in which you can contribute to the cost of patient care, as detailed below.

Fundraising

As a non-profit organisation, we do all our own fundraising to cover the costs of patient care in both Johannesburg and Soweto. This is a very important function, and we have diverse fundraising activities that are ongoing throughout the year.

These include our charity shops, where a variety of donated goods are sold. Ongoing appeals are sent to individual donors, corporates, trusts, foundations and other grant-makers. As a public benefit organisation, donors may claim donations as a tax deductions. Donors may also claim BBBEE points against the Socio-Economic Development (SED) element of the BBBEE scorecard, as HospiceWits has 76% black beneficiaries.

By becoming a member of our Club 2000 programme, you could be the lucky winner of a monthly R20 000 cash prize, for a donation as small as R50 per month. We also have regular annual fundraising events for which we are well known, like the HospiceWits Tree of Light and Night With the Stars. Friends and supporters of HospiceWits are also encouraged to donate on their birthday and other special occasions by requesting donations to HospiceWits in lieu of gifts.

To learn more about joining Club 2000, click here.

Donate your unwanted household goods to HospiceWits shops

HospiceWits shops can be found in Parkmore, Orange Grove and Kensington, and we also have a stand at the Rosebank Flea Market. Please make our shops your first stop when shopping for special bargain household and gift items. By donating your pre-loved goods to our shops, you are contributing to one of our most important streams of income. We are happy to receive:

– Pots, pans and kitchen goods
– Crockery, cutlery
– Linen and curtains
– Ladies’, men’s and children’s clothing
– Furniture
– Electrical items in working order
– Ornaments, bric-a-brac, general home goods
– Books, DVDs and CDs
– Toys

– Non-perishable food donations for distribution to our patients

If you have a large quantity of items to donate – we collect!

Please call our depot on 011-728-1052.

Make HospiceWits a beneficiary on your MySchool card

By choosing HospiceWits as a beneficiary on your MySchool card as a part of the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet loyalty programme, you will be ensuring that a percentage of the transaction will be donated to our vital work. Joining the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet programme and selecting HospiceWits as a beneficiary is very easy to do online.

HospiceWits is grateful beyond words for the continued support of the public, and we convey our heartfelt thanks to the people keeping this ship afloat amidst a storm that is ravaging the entire globe. We wish everyone the very best this year – may compassion reign.