Dads Charity visit the Sasol N17 Plaza today and donated to Marietjie school
It was time again for the yearly visit by cycling enthusiasts with great hearts.
Dads Charity visited the Sasol N17 Plaza today as they have been doing for the past few years. Last year, COVID played havoc with their plans but this year things are nearly back to normal.
“We would like to give to this community also, said Nadia from Dads Charity, “we will be donating R5000 to Marietjie school for learners with special education needs.”
DADS Charity is short for Dedicated Ambassadors Delivering Support
to children in need (DADS)
Founded in 2005 with a very humble beginning, DADS Charity is a growing community making a difference. Born in cycling, their core mission is about doing what they love and using the resources available to them to make a difference to the people they support.
The focus is children and education through the four main charities they are connected to.
The charities are:
- CHOC – Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa (https://choc.org.za/)
- TDSAG – The Down Syndrome Association of Gauteng (https://tdsag.co.za/)
- Kids Haven (https://kidshaven.co.za/)
- Fulton School for the Deaf (https://www.fulton.org.za/)
There is a dream inside the heart of every man, woman and child, to be loved and to love.
The following is directly from their website https://dadscharity.co.za/
WHY do we exist…
People don’t always support WHAT you do… they tend to connect more with WHY you do it. Our aim is to then always connect beyond that by highlighting the WHO.
By connecting our community with WHY we do what we do and for WHO – we are able to connect directly with the part of the brain that controls behaviour.
This is what being part of DADS is all about and we share a common purpose.
Founded in 2005 with a very humble beginning, DADS Charity is a growing brand & community making a difference. Born in cycling, our core mission is about doing what we love and using the resources available to us to make a difference in the lives of the people we support.
Our vision is in our name, being Dedicated Ambassadors Delivering Support to children in need.
The focus of our support is children and education through the 4 main charities we are currently connected to:
- CHOC – Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa
- TDSAG – The Down Syndrome Association of Gauteng
- Kids Haven
- Fulton School for the Deaf
The DADS community is connected through our WhatsApp group, Facebook page, Newsletters and various events. We raise support through time, money and things – connecting those who have to those who need it.
Not everyone has a budget to spend, but everyone is able to offer a skill, resource or a bit of their time to make a difference.
WHAT we do connects us, WHY we do it defines us and WHO we do it for inspires us to keep doing it. Anyone can be part of DADS Charity – get in touch with us today.
It is absolutely great that people such as those supporting the DADS Charity would invest in children with special needs.
So often society neglects these children.
Kids Haven is in Benoni, in the Ekurhuleni Metro in Gauteng. The Organization has two sites in Benoni.
The center accommodates older boys age 12+ and is next door to our administration building and community preschool in Cranbourne Avenue in Benoni town.
We have six houses sharing a common garden in the nearby suburb of Mackenzie Park North. Our younger children and older girls live here.
Fulton School for the Deaf
Fulton School for the Deaf is an establishment devoted to the education of profoundly deaf and hearing-impaired children and offers them quality Pre-Primary, Primary and High School education. It is over 50 years old, founded in 1959, and has a proud history of achievement in its specialised educational field.
The school is situated at 8 Roosevelt Road, Gillitts (near Hillcrest, outside the city of Durban), KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and is driven strongly by its Vision of “Excellence in Deaf Education” and lives by its motto “Intellego et Procedo (I Understand and I Advance)”. The school offers boarding facilities (Monday to Friday) to those children whose families live far afield. The school provides a daily bus service to Pinetown and surrounding areas for day scholars.
Fulton School for the Deaf is assisted financially by the Department of Education but relies heavily on private funding.
CHOC – Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa
CHOC is a non-profit organisation made up of caring, committed and passionate people who stand up for and support the well-being of children and teenagers diagnosed with cancer or life-threatening blood disorders and their families.
CHOC aims to save lives through early detection and making the journey of those who are affected by childhood cancer, less burdensome through the comprehensive support programmes we offer.
The Down Syndrome Association
In South Africa, Down syndrome is the largest single cause of intellectual disabilities,
affecting 1 in every 500 children born each year.
Down syndrome is not a disease and is not contagious. It is a chromosomal disorder arising at conception. It is no one’s “fault”. It cannot be cured.
Down syndrome causes delays in intellectual development, and also affects physical and cognitive development.