Donations of any amount are received with gratitude – every rand makes a difference and will be put to good use to ensure older people get the care they need. To make an immediate donation online, please click here.
Leave a bequest
One of the noblest things a person can do is to plant a tree that will one day give shade to people not yet born. Another is to leave money in your Will to ensure TAFTA's service will be available to your children's children when they need it. Click here for more information about Wills and bequests.
Fundraise for us
Have you ever thought of asking friends and family to donate to TAFTA instead of buying gifts for your birthday or anniversary? Or perhaps you're planning to run a marathon, participate in a cycle race or climb Kilimanjaro. Why not use the opportunity to raise funds for elderly people who can't even walk without assistance? It's easy to fundraise for us and you don't have to handle any cash yourself - click here to find out more.
Get a MySchool Card
Make a difference, just by swiping your MySchool card when you shop at paticipating retailers like Woolworths, kalahari.com, Engen Quick Shop and more. They make a donation on your behalf to your chosen cause at absolutely no cost to you! Apply for your free card today – and be sure to nominate TAFTA as the beneficiary. If you already have a card, you can add TAFTA as a secondary beneficiary.
Donate gifts in kind
Donations of goods or services are always greatly appreciated. In particular, we are always in need of non-perishable foodstuffs, toiletries and cleaning products, office supplies, bed and table linen, paint, garden tools, etc for our homes. Second hand items – especially clothing, jewellery, kitchen applicances and furniture – are sold through our charity shop to help raise much needed funds for the care of our elderly residents.
Whoever you are and however much time you have, we need you! Our volunteers deliver meals, visit or phone elderly people, assist with games, shows and outings, sort donations for the second hand shops, assist with admin and fundraising tasks, etc. Enjoy friendly camaraderie and the satisfaction of knowing you're making a difference in the lives of old people. For more information, please call our volunteer co-ordinator at 031 332-3721.
Shop at our charity store
Find unexpected treasures at our second hand shop - Granny's Attic, situated at 80 Samora Machel (Aliwal) Street. Browse for bargains in old furniture, china and cutlery, jewellery, books, ornaments and bric a brac – as well as second hand clothing, shoes, kitchen appliances, etc. Click here for more.
TAFTA currently has three independent commercial tenants in our Kings Hall building on Samora Machel Street. We are open to approaches from local entrepreneurs and small businesses, with a view to opening more outlets or partnering with existing retailers. If you are interesting in chatting to us, please call Bernard Courtois on 031 332 3721.
Why your help is needed
Pensioners today who have only a state Old Age Grant of R1500 per month clearly don't have sufficient funds to rent accommodation anywhere in Durban – let alone provide for their care and basic needs. Even those who have worked hard all their lives and saved for their retirement often find themselves short of money, as interest on savings fails to keep pace with the rising cost of living, and especially, health care.
Providing suitable accommodation and frail care facilities for state pensioners is enormously expensive and requires research and careful planning to maximise resources and secure ongoing funding. Although we are extremely grateful to our many generous donors who have supported us so loyally over the years, TAFTA is committed to finding solutions that will lead to self-sustainability.
The new Langeler Towers development, in conjunction with John Conradie House, will provide a model for creating self-sustainability. Higher, inflation indexed rentals on the new units will balance the considerable losses incurred in caring for low income earners and frail seniors at John Conradie House.
The difficulty is in funding the capital cost of new developments like Langeler Towers. This will be the critical focus of our fundraising efforts going forward.
TAFTA is mindful of the trust placed in our organisation by our clients, suppliers, funders, government departments and members of the public – and we are committed to transparency and accountability.
We maintain open and productive relationships with key stakeholders and publish reports relating to income and expenditure in our Annual Report.