Blink More is our give back project. At each Blink Boutique event we will support a different charity. Our first project is to collect teddy bears for the children at the Grootte Schuur Hospital in Cape Town.
On August 25 1993, Amy Biehl, an American Fulbright scholar working in South Africa against apartheid, was stabbed to death in a township near Cape Town. The four youths convicted of her murder were granted amnesty by TRC – a decision that was supported by Amy’s parents. Easy Nofemela and Ntobeko Peni, two of the convicted men, now work for the Amy Biehl Foundation Trust in Cape Town, a charity which dedicates its work to putting up barriers against violence.
Make-up bags benefit women and children in impoverished areas surrounding Cape Town, South Africa
The Happy Africa Foundation was established in 2008 as a way to responsibly manage the donations received from volunteers working on African Impact projects. The organization funds initiatives and programs in the communities where African Impact volunteer projects are based. The Happy Africa Foundation is currently based in Cape Town. South Africa NPO IT373/2010 / UK charity number: 1123529 / Zambian NGO: ORS/102/53/26
Play time! – Volunteer with the Cape Town Teaching and Community project. For more details visit the project page http://www.goeco.org/project/53/Volunteer_in_South_Africa_Cape_Town_Teaching_and_Community
In Cape Town in South Africa, kids in the Zip-Zap circus are living a happy and active life thanks to life-saving antiretroviral drugs. In this 5-part video-clip series, MSF demonstrates tools and models that could help make improved treatment accessible to many more. Between 8-10 June 2011, world leaders will meet in New York to decide on the future of the millions needing treatment urgently. By sharing this video, help us spread the word that there is NO EXCUSE.
Beautyful items hand painted and decorated from recycled tea bags from Imizamo Yethu, a township in Hout Bay, South Africa. A perfect souvenir - cheap, local, pretty and totally easy to handle. I bought some nice wooden boxes with tea bag design at the shop at the Mount Nelson Hotel, Capetown, which is a nice (and not too expensive) souvenir shopping spot - don´t miss to join the fabulous and famous High Tea at the Hotel after 2 pm!