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Crisis Fund

From time to time we get asked to help with a crisis.
Hospital expenses and medical needs
Charities in desperate need (electricity bill not paid)
Pets needing assistance

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Group News

South Africa opens her arms to Knysna Storm and Fire Victims

By Zwbdc on 10th June 2017

A storm hit Knysna on Tuesday the 6th June which was followed by a blazing fire which took out a lot of houses.

See photos here 

Photos by Stuart Lightley

Knysna fires 7th June 2017

Calls for assistance can be found on our facebook page and here

Items to donate 

Pages to post request etc

People who came to help

Be sure to pass the right message to children

By Zwbdc on 31st December 2016

Be sure to pass the right message to children these days. This is not a way for a child to live.

My name is Chris,
I am three,
My eyes are swollen..
I cannot see.

I must be stupid,
I must be bad,
What else could have made,
My daddy so mad?

I wish I were better,
I wish I weren't ugly,
Then maybe my mommy,
Would still want to hug me.

I can't do a wrong,
I can't speak at all,
Or else I'm locked up,
All day long.

When I'm awake,
I'm all alone,
The house is dark,
My folks aren't home.

When my mummy does come home,
I'll try and be nice,
So maybe I'll just get,
One whipping tonight.

I just heard a car,
My daddy is back,
From Charlie's bar

I hear him curse,
My name is called,
I press myself,
Against the wall.

I try to hide,
From his evil eyes,
I'm so afraid now,
I'm starting to cry.

He finds me weeping,
Calls me ugly words,
He says its my fault,
He suffers at work.

He slaps and hits me,
And yells at me more,
I finally get free,
And run to the door.

He's already locked it,
And I start to bawl,
He takes me and throws me,
Against the hard wall.

I fall to the floor,
With my bones nearly broken,
And my daddy continues,
With more bad words spoken.

'I'm sorry!', I scream,
But it's now much to late,
His face has been twisted,
Into a unimaginable shape.

The hurt and the pain,
Again and again,
O please let it end!

And he finally stops,
And heads for the door,
While I lay there motionless,
Sprawled on the floor.

My name is Chris,
I am three,
Tonight my daddy,
Murdered me.

And you can help,
Sickens me to the soul,
If you read this,
And don't pass it on

I'll pray for your forgiveness,
You would have to be,
One heartless person,
Not to be affected,
By this Poem.

And because you ARE affected,
Do something about it!
So all I ask you to do,
Is pass this on!


                   Chantelle Aldridge


Profile the voices of creatives with disabilities.

By Zwbdc on 17th November 2016

THISABILITY Newspaper will be travelling to the major cities of South Africa( Durban, Cape Town, PE/EL & JHB/Pretoria ) to profile the different voices of creatives with disabilities to give a multimedia reflection of the challenges they face with a view of introducing platforms of engagement and socio-economic empowerment.

Leroy Moore, the founder of Krip-Hop Nation (a platform that educates the music industry, media industries and general public about the talents, history, rights and marketability of musicians with disabilities.) has been connecting with disabled artists/musicians/activists in Africa through the internet for the last five years.. After years of communicating on social networks like Facebook, it is time to meet face to face, through the trip to South Africa.

Simon Manda, has collaborated with Krip-Hop Nation for two years to highlight disabled artists/musicians and now will partner with Leroy to travel around South Africa meeting South African musicians/poets/journalists and writers face to face sharing stories, collecting their art and writings for the book and their music to play on radio station in the US.  

Up to today, there hasn’t been an anthology of  disabled artists/writers in the US displaying the talents, struggles and history of disabled people. People with disabilities live in poverty due to lack of opportunities. There is lack of awareness of the rich talents and bond creatives with disabilities.

In South Africa, Kobus Moolman in 2002 edited an anthology titled “Tilling the Hard Soil: Poetry, Prose and Art by South African Writers with Disabilities” and although in the last five years in the US, people have seen more and more  disabled writers getting published - there was no awareness of Moolman’s work.

There’s a lot of wisdom and ideas in the communities Krip Hop Nation represents. But these ideas are not shared and applied. That’s what Leroy’s trip (and the book) aim to achieve. Simon and Leroy will be observing, listening, documenting and collaborating with others in Africa and in America to help connect and expand visibility, voices, common bonds and differences with others in a book format. This project is an opportunity to bring out the needed communication between the disabiled community in the US & Africa and to build on our talents onto an international stage that Leroy hopes would lead to more collaborations .

The tour will release a book and host talent showcases and forums in order to  a Database of Artists/Creatives with disabilities with site visitation (arts/creative industry projects on the ground), profiling and Interviews.

Fund raising in order to meet the projects requirement of 

• Audio Visual Components (Videography, Photography, Sound and Screens)

• Hospitality Components (Accommodation, Transport and Refreshments)

• Venues

• Facilitators (Arts Practitioners)

• Video Editing/Compiling

• Book Publishing

• Media and Publicity(Radio, TV, Internet (Social Media and Newspapers)

Parteners will benefit in the following ways:

• Brand exposure, partnerships and alliances across international platforms

• An opportunity for Corporate Social Investment

• Media and publicity mention via media platforms

• Opportunity to support disability advocacy

• An opportunity to be part of legacy documentation

• Opportunity to engage CSO and disability initiatives for BEE score sheets


ZWBDC partners with THISABILITY Newspaper

By Zwbdc on 3rd November 2016

ZWBDC has agreed to partner with THISABILITY Newspaper as marketing for their A Journey to the South Tour

THISABILITY Newspaper will spend the period of Nov-Dec 2016 travelling to the major cities of South Africa( Durban, Cape Town, EL, JHB & Pretoria ) to profile the different voices of creatives with disabilities to give a multimedia reflection of the challenges they face with a view of introducing platforms of engagement and socio-economic empowerment.

Desperately Needing help

By Zwbdc on 28th December 2014

Mariette Kroukamp is looking for possible sponsorships or donations towards Springs Child Welfare.
Springs welfare department is in desperate need.
Please check out my FB page and if you are able to assist in whatever way, please can you contact me.

Warm Regards
Mariette Kroukamp

Have a heart for others

To raise funds to restore meaning to a person's life so that they may become a member of society again.

In a country where a people are made to feel unwanted it has become a daily nightmare for a lot of over 35 year old's  who must compete with graduates for the same position. These people must be retrained and given a second chance to live a full life. 

They may need shelter, food, transport and re-education

Help someone now


Rattle Tin


Brass goes in there and on boxing day some lucky person receives a christmas gift. Rattle tins can be ordered from us.

Up with the kettle and down with the pan, And give us a penny to bury the wren.I followed the wren three miles or more, Three miles or more three miles or more. I followed the wren three miles or more, At six o'clock in the morning.I have a little box under me arm, Under me arm under me arm. I have a little box under me arm, A penny or tuppence would do it no harm

Fuzzy warm stories of success

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 When is your next church bazaar? Tell us about it and let us help you to build up the numbers. Is you school having an open day or your charity trying to raise funds. Let others know about it here.

Organisations looking for Assistance

From time to time we receive requests. Organisations are not always looking for just financial support but also for little things like the tabs off bread packets or a biker to transport Santa. HERE you will find those requests.

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