Creating art with Children from the Townships.

Pieces for Paws Art Workshops not only help create pieces of art for the auction, but they also bring children together, inspiring them to be artistic and teaching them how to be creative with the help of local artists.


Workshop with Richard Scott Studio Melkbosstrand- 9/02/2019

G.I.L spent an incredible day spent at the home and studio of Richard Scott. Richard and Angelique were kind enough to help us organize an afternoon with the children from Wolwerivier and Khayelitsha Townships to create some art in preparation for our Pieces for Paws charity art auction on the 16th March at Atlantic Beach Country Club. The founder of Wolwerivier Outreach Work - The WOW Project Kerry Kleinhans rounded up the kids who help her on her daily rounds of feeding and treating sick and injured dogs in the township and brought them to Richards Studio for a day full of laughter and creativity. Lisa from Mdzananda Animal Clinic arranged for 3 of the most talented children from our previous workshop in Khayelitsha Township to attend this event and further their artistic development with the guidance of an internationally recognized artist. Richard not only made it an extremely fun experience but also taught them the value of hard work and what you can achieve if you do not give up and pursue your dreams. We we're lucky enough to have Expresso Morning Show - SABC 3 come and cover this event and interview all of us for their show. Thank you Chris, Jessica and Grace Henderson for your support at all of our events. Richards one of a kind Art Piece made with the children will be up for auction at our fundraiser event.

Workshop with Tendai Dlamani in Soweto Township- Gauteng- 03/02/2019

Giving is Living hosted its second Art Workshop with the children from Soweto led by Artist Tendai Dlamani. Tendai not only creates Spectacular sculptures but is also passionate about getting involved with the children in his community, teaching them his craft and inspiring them to become young Artists. Thank you Shani Mavani-Ramnarain and Ashay Ramnarain for all your support during this event. To view Tendai’s Full portfolio of work visit his facebook page: Ghettoceramics

Workshop at Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha- 24/11/2018

Giving is Living had their first Art Workshop with the children of Khayelitsha Township at Mdzananda Animal Clinic. The purpose of this project was to create Art from Trash for our Auction on the 16th March 2019 at Atlantic Beach Country Club. The Auction will be in aid of Mdzananda Animal Clinic, Wolwerivier Outreach Work and SANCCOB Saves Seabirds. The children will receive prizes for their art such as trips up Table Mountain, A Seal Island Cruise, Go-Karting and many more exciting adventures.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success: Jessica Henderson, Chris Henderson, Grace Henderson, ArtSauce, Dala, Mdzananda Animal Clinic, Jurgen Dunhofen, Anthony Evans, Jason Thealander, Juliet Thealander, Dean Nothnagel, Qteez Clothing, Eryn, Courtney, JDI Foundation.

Please support our venture in hosting more art workshops and raising the necessary funds to help these animals in need. You can donate by Clicking Here any contribution would be greatly appreciated.


Seal Island Day Trip 26/01/2019

As a Thank you to the children of Khayelitsha for their contribution to the auction and With the help of Circe Launches we were able to organise a day trip to Seal Island in Hour Bay. It was a great opportunity to teach the children about the ocean, plastic pollution and how it can harm animals such as Seals, Whales, Turtles and all other living sea creatures. The children had a wonderful time and we hope they left with some valuable knowledge which we hope will inspire them to look after their environment.

Thank you Juliet Thelander for all your hard work in organising this event, Lisa and Bongiwe for helping us with the children, Jurgen Dunhofen for volunteering your time and accompanying us on the outing, Jason Thelander at Pick n Pay Brackenfell family store and MerryPak for sponsoring the food and packaging for the children's lunch.

If you cannot attend the auction but would still like to help in some way please consider some monetary donations. Any small amount will be greatly appreciated. We rely solely on sponsorship and donations to make events such as these possible, We also need funds to purchase food for animals in the townships and provide kennels to animals without shelter, as well as assisting other animal welfare charities with the immediate needs. Please support us.

If you choose to donate please use GIVING IS LIVING as a reference code as the charity trust we use receives and distributes money towards other charity organisations, if there is no reference we will not receive the funds.

Thank you for your support.