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You can be part of this compassionate work without leaving your chair – make a contribution online through our secure payment facility.

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Give time

Join our 2500 members and volunteers who live their faith by reaching out to disadvantaged people in their local community.

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Do you know how to lay bricks? Plumbing … dressmaking … knitting? Can you start a vegetable garden … tutor a child? Contact us!

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Supplies such as blankets, clothing and shoes, toiletries, food, building materials and paint, fabric and knitting wool are always needed.

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Members of SSVP hand out food to the homeless
``What you have done unto one of the least of my brethren, you have done it to me.``

hungry child

Now is the time for good works

If ever there was a time to reach out to someone less fortunate, it’s now – during the season of Lent.

Many Catholics give up something for Lent … sweets, cake, biscuits, meat or beer! But during this time of penance and reflection, we are also encouraged to perform acts of kindness towards our fellow men.

It could be something as simple as sharing food with someone in need … making up a food parcel to give to a beggar on the street … or donating a pair of shoes or a blanket to someone who has nothing.

But while our intentions are good, in today’s busy world many of us struggle to find time for even these small acts of generosity. If this sounds like you, please give us the means to do good on your behalf.

Donate now

Make an immediate donation to SSVP right here and now – and we’ll make sure your gift is turned into food, clothing, or other relief for someone in true and desperate need. Any amount – R500, R250, R100 or R1 000 makes a difference.

Thank you and may God bless you for your kindness.

Heart of our work

Our core work involves alleviating the worst human suffering in areas of abject poverty – where families live in homes made of cardboard or thin plastic … where unemployment and malnutrition is rife … and where parents are dying and leaving children to care for one another.

We help the hungry, the homeless, the sick, vulnerable children and destitute aged.

And because most of the work is done by volunteers, almost every cent you donate goes directly to helping those in need.

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