he society has been successfully hosting the fair since 1984 and is the single most important fundraising project for the organisation.
It goes without saying that fundraising for an NGO such as Phoenix Child Welfare is critical for the survival of the organisation and its ability to provide crucial social services to its community.
In spite of the subsidies received from the Department of Social Development and the Ubuntu Community Chest, this is not nearly enough to help sustain the society.
It is thus imperative that the organisation embarks on various fundraising activities to ensure that their doors remain open.
The following fundraising projects were undertaken in the last financial year.
Phoenix Child Welfare are the pioneers of the charity fair in the province. The society has been successfully hosting the fair since 1984 and is the single most important fundraising project for the organisation.
The fair provides exciting entertainment for the entire family and at the same time provides a lucrative business opportunity for stall holders and exhibitors.
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An important element of the fair is the Edufair, which provides educational entertainment and a variety of enlightening exhibits in order to broaden the scope of education that pupils are exposed to. Other highlights of the fair are the free senior citizens party and the Checkout children’s party.
The society receives a donation from this venture in return for providing infrastructure support and volunteers to man the ticket box.
The birthday fund was established to allow well-wishers to make a donation on the occasion of their birthday or the birthday of someone special.
Donations via debt order/credit card:
The society has instituted a debit order system whereby donors can sign a debit order form to make monthly donations. The forms are available at our offices, via email or can be downloaded from our website. In addition, once-off donations can be made via EFT’s or credit cards by logging onto our website.
Sahara Royal Banquet:
The Phoenix Child Welfare Women’s Group organised and hosted a banquet at the Phoenix Community Centre to raise funds for various projects at the society’s Sahara Sanctuary for Abused Women.
Children’s Foundation donation forums:
This initiative is supported by many schools and was set up to help the society provide services to abandoned babies, neglected and abused children. Funds raised go towards providing baby formula, food and other basic necessities.