Make someone smile today: here are 8 ways to show you care

You don’t have to be wealthy; even small acts of kindness have the power to brighten a needy elder’s life. Here are some suggestions to get you started.

Make a donation

Make a cash donation

Your donation of any amount is gratefully  received and really does make a difference. Every rand is put to good use to ensure older people get the care they need. Please use the form alongside, or click here, to make a donation by card, Zapper or EFT.

Gifts in Kind

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
  • Cleaning products
  • Office supplies
  • Bed and table linen
  • Paint
  • Garden tools
Volunteer

Give your time

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, and assist with admin and fundraising tasks.

Enjoy friendly camaraderie and the satisfaction of knowing you’re making a difference in the lives of our elders. For more information, please call our volunteer co-ordinator at 031 332-3721.

My School Card

Get a MySchool Card

Make a difference, just by swiping your MySchool card when you shop at paticipating retailers like Woolworths, Loot.co.za, Engen Quick Shop and more. These participating stores donate a percentage of your spend to your chosen cause at absolutely no cost to you!

Get the free card  or app 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 your birthday

Donate your birthday

What would you rather get for your birthday or anniversary? Another scented candle, scarf or soap-on-a-rope … or the joy of making a difference in the life of a needy pensioner?

If you’d like to ‘donate your birthday’ simply set up a page on Back-a-Buddy (with Tafta as the beneficiary) and ask friends and family to make a donation in lieu of buying you a gift.

Leave a bequest

Remember us in your Will

If you’ve enjoyed a comfortable life, surrounded by a loving family and friends, you may want to use your Will to help older people who are not as fortunate.

Leaving a bequest to Tafta is the easiest way to safeguard the future of Durban’s seniors, and keep your compassion and caring alive for years to come.

Find out more about leaving a bequest to Tafta.

Social Cause Shared Charity Shop

Support our charity shop

Although Tafta no longer has its own charity shop, we have partnered with Social Cause Agency to continue the sale of items donated to Tafta through their shared charity shop at 36 Bamboo Lane, Pinetown.

Visit the shop 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.

If you have unwanted items in good condition to donate, please contact  Neliswa Makhaza on 0313323721 or email pr@tafta.org.za. Or deliver items directly to the shop. Call Barbara on 082 306 1647 or email barbara@socialcause.co.za.

fundraise for us

Fundraise for us

Running a marathon? Entering a cycling or swimming race? Planning to climb a mountain or accept a skydiving dare? Why not use the opportunity to fundraise for Tafta?

Simply set up a fundraising page on Back-a-Buddy (with Tafta as the beneficiary) and ask friends and business colleagues to sponsor you every step, or kilometre, of the way. You don’t handle any of the money yourself – it goes directly to Tafta to help us continue providing vital services to Durban’s elders.

social media awareness

Get the word out

You can also help spread awareness of the needs of elders … the problems and hardships many face … and the services Tafta provides by liking and sharing our social media pages and posts.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Linked-in and Twitter.