1. try hard to do or achieve something.

During the course of the year ,in the interim of our large scale fundraisers, the members and volunteers of Giving is Living takes on smaller scale tasks. Some of these tasks are; volunteering our time at various animal charities, raising funds through raffles for food or medicinal items that various animal charities require assistance with, organise beach clean ups and find any other small ways of helping wherever we can. We are always looking for new volunteers to join our small team and we would love to have you on board! Click Here if you would like to become part of our team.

Christmas at Fallen Angels (24/12/2018)

We had a wonderful time visiting Fallen Angels Pet Rescue, donating food and presents to the animals for Christmas.
It was so much fun getting to watch the dogs open up all their gifts collected from so many people all over Cape Town.

A VERY special Thank You goes out to Jason Thelander from Pick n Pay Brackenfell who helped us donate over 90kgs of Dog Food and 40kgs of cat food!

A huge Thank you to our Giving is Living volunteers (Juliet, Eryn, Chan-En, Hannah, Jacqui, Jennie, Marco and Amy)
who brought along some wonderful presents including toys, flea collars, tinned food and lots more! You all made the day such a wonderful experience and we are truly grateful to have you as part of our team!

Volunteer day (05/03/2017)
Tom Ro Haven for equines and children

One of our volunteer events took place at Tom Ro Haven. We spent the day grooming, walking, riding and feeding the horses. Tom Ro Haven is a Non Profit Organisation 100-279 It is Founded by Gillian McCulloch, Stephanie McCulloch, Sherilyn McCulloch, Marion Walker, Cydne Laatz, Wendy Moulder, Kelly. The organisation aims to provide homes for neglected, abused and unwanted horses and ponies and to develop equestrian skills in underprivileged children. For more information on how you can get involved with this organisation email info@tomrohaven.org.za.

Donation (12/08/2016)
Animal Rescue Organistation (A.R.O)

Calvin Samuels, the Hospital Manager at Animal Rescue Organisation (A.R.O) with some of the toys Savara donated to the organisation for their Mandela Day 67 Bags Challenge. The toys were sold at their Charity shops and the money raised went directly to their Mobile Animal Sterilization Unit (MASU) which serves to reduce the numbers of unwanted animals by providing free sterilizations in underprivileged communities.

If you would like to assist A.R.O in helping sick, abandoned and unwanted animals in impoverished areas you can do that by donating old goods that you do not use anymore such as clothing, shoes, cds, small appliances, linen books etc. Please drop them at the Animal Rescue Organisation charity shops found in Kalk Bay, Bergvliet or Diep River. A.R.O has a full time driver that can gladly collect all donations. You can call Karen de Klerk on 021 3965511 or email her at aro@animalrescue.org.za if you can assist! 


Volunteer Day (17/05/2016)
Cart Horse Protection Association

This was the first time we got involved in volunteering. The charity was Cart Horse Protection Association. C.H.P.A Aims to provide clinic, patrol and call out response, veterinary and rehabilitation services to the working cart horses living on the Cape Flats and support, education and training to cart horse owners and drivers who use the working cart horses to collect scrap metal as a means of generating an income for themselves and their families. It is estimated that these working cart horses support over 6000 people living on the Cape Flats. To find out more visit www.carthorse.org.za or call 082 6 599 599 To report abuse.