Donation in response to COVID-19

Moved by the call and observing the infection rate and personal strife caused by COVID-19, a group of moms with students at Roedean School (SA) and St John's College in Johannesburg, and in collaboration with the Mosehla Foundation, leveraged their collective network and social media to raise funds to procure and donate protective clothing to health workers at a local hospital. A total of R327,190.00 (Three Hundred and Twenty-Seven Thousand One Hundred and Ninety Rand) was raised in under a week.

500 pairs of scrubs and 500 facemasks

The funds raised were utilised to procure 500 pairs of scrubs and 500 facemasks (total cost R199,080) which was donated to Tembisa Hospital.

The procurement of these scrubs and facemasks supported local businesses. Due to the short supply of facemasks, one of the moms converted her factory and manufactured specialised and approved facemasks to meet the urgent and immediate need.

Generous donation from Anglo Gold Ashant

In addition, we are humbled by the generous donation made by Anglo Gold Ashanti of 25 mobile and serviceable toilets to the value of R80,000. The donation, made as a result of our call, was handed over to Dr Tsitsi at Chris Hani Baragwanath.

Update as at 1 August:
500 pairs of scrubs donated to Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, so does our fundraising efforts towards the procurement of Personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline staff, this time at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Soweto.

To date we have raised R 342 034.00 in response to COVID-19. Donations were made as follows:

  • Tembisa Hospital: R199 080.00 to procure 500 pairs of scrubs and 500 facemasks, donated in March;
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital: R 125 000.00 to procure 500 scrubs, donated in July;
  • Solidarity Fund: R 18 000.00 donated in July.

Further campaigns are underway; please keep an eye on our digital channels for more details.

Masks Factory

Profound thanks to all that supported this important initiative

  • The cash balance of R128,100, and any further funds received, will be used to procure medical and other supplies for Gauteng hospitals based on the requests we are getting. Further updates will follow.

  • To ensure that we follow due and correct governance processes, and to ensure tax benefits and tax invoices for funders, the money raised was channeled through the Mosehla Foundation, a registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO930056174).

  • It has been a privilege to be able to equip the health care professionals with protective gear as they are at the forefront of fighting the COVID-19 virus. Profound thanks to all that supported this important initiative.