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Bonus COVID-19 Post: How to Help

A thoughtful reader suggested I create a single post listing all the “Today’s Worthy Cause” suggestions I’ve been featuring in my Lockdown Journal posts. This is a great idea and I’m disappointed I didn’t think of it myself.

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Beneficiaries of the African Accents #SpazaShopChallenge in Katlehong.

Below is the list of organizations/causes, with a link to either a donation page or the blog post in which I discussed the cause. Scroll to the bottom of the blog post to read about the cause.

I’ll update this page as I go along.

  1. Emergency Help to South African Domestic Workers: https://www.gofundme.com/f/emergency-help-to-south-african-domestic-workers
  2. The Mail & Guardian newspaper: https://mg.co.za/article/2020-03-26-mail-guardian-needs-your-help/
  3. African Reclaimers Organization: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/aro-solidarity
  4. Virtual Personal Training from Coach X: https://2summers.net/2020/03/30/joburg-covid-19-lockdown-journal-day-4/
  5. Virtual French lessons from Bastin and David: https://2summers.net/2020/03/31/joburg-covid-19-lockdown-journal-day-5/
  6. Local food delivery businesses: https://2summers.net/2020/04/01/joburg-covid-19-lockdown-journal-day-6/
  7. Masks from Upcycle Creative: https://2summers.net/2020/04/02/joburg-covid-19-lockdown-journal-day-7-by-the-melville-cat/
  8. African Accents #SpazaShopChallenge: https://2summers.net/2020/04/03/joburg-covid-19-lockdown-journal-day-8/
  9. Melville restaurant staff support campaigns: https://2summers.net/2020/04/04/joburg-covid-19-lockdown-journal-day-9/
  10. Witkoppen Clinic: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/help-save-our-clinicians-from-covid-19
  11. New Harbour Distillery hand sanitizer: https://newharbourdistillery.com/pages/hand-sanitiser-for-all
  12. WildEarth: https://wildearth.tv/support/
  13. Dlala Nje: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/corona-emergency
  14. Johannesburg In Your Pocket: https://2summers.net/2020/04/09/joburg-covid-19-lockdown-journal-day-14-by-the-melville-cat/
  15. SA Harvest: http://saharvest.org
  16. Little Lumps baby clothing: https://littlelumps.co.za
  17. #10MillionMasks: www.10millionmasks.africa
  18. Find the Locals: https://www.instagram.com/find_the_locals/
  19. Bird Life South Africa birding guide support: https://2summers.net/2020/04/17/lockdown-journal-day-22-a-mental-health-day/
  20. The Good Things Guy and #SPARdonate: https://www.goodthingsguy.com/lifestyle/egg-challenge-eggchallenge-spardonate/
  21. JoburgPlaces virtual storytelling: https://www.joburgplaces.com/newsite/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Virtual_storytelling_2020_04_19.pdf
  22. Dorcas Aid SA: https://2summers.net/2020/04/22/lockdown-journal-day-27-ice-flowers/
  23. Makers Valley Partnership: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/food-security
  24. African Children’s Feeding Scheme: https://acfs.org.za
  25. Brixton Community Forum: https://2summers.net/2020/04/25/lockdown-journal-day-30-how-much-longer/
  26. Fish Hook (fish and chip shop): https://gogetfunding.com/keep-fish-hook-afloat/
  27. Melville Koppies: https://2summers.net/2020/04/28/lockdown-journal-day-33-winter/
  28. Read the Misery Merchants: https://2summers.net/2020/04/29/lockdown-journal-day-34-a-libyan-lockdown/
  29. Support the Book Circle Capital: https://2summers.net/2020/05/01/lockdown-journal-day-36-outside-in-melville/
  30. Juma Art Tours fundraiser: https://fundrazr.com/JumaArtTours4CoronavirusRelief
  31. FoodFlow SA: https://www.foodflowza.com
  32. Nosh Food Rescue: https://noshfoodrescue.co.za
  33. Three2Six Project: https://www.three2six.co.za
  34. Gift of the Givers: https://giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference/
  35. Streetlight Schools: http://www.streetlightschools.org
  36. Support Indie Booksellers: https://2summers.net/2020/05/15/lockdown-journal-day-50-a-good-day/
  37. Ubuntu Beds: https://www.ubuntubeds.org
  38. Viva Foundation: https://2summers.net/2020/05/20/lockdown-journal-day-55-out-and-about/
  39. Fundraiser for Zimbabwean Nationals in SA: https://www.gofundme.com/f/zim-food-aid-sa
  40. The Roving Bantu Kitchen: https://thundafund.com/project/afrikankulturalinstitution
  41. Midrand SPCA: https://2summers.net/2020/05/29/a-difficult-day-for-the-melville-cat-lockdown-day-64/
  42. Microadventure Tours: https://2summers.net/2020/06/02/mixed-feelings-lockdown-day-68/

If you have questions about any of these causes, please contact me.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Leigh Colombick April 19, 2020 at 11:16 am

    That is so serendiptious! I was thinking of compiling a list of all the good causes you have mentioned and posting it to my FB page. Thank you for doing this!

    • Reply 2summers April 19, 2020 at 11:31 am

      It’s a pleasure! Feel free to send me any more suggestions you have.

  • Reply Marcelle Bosch April 19, 2020 at 11:48 am

    Dear Heather,
    Thank you so much for your Lock-down Journal posts, we are looking forward to your new post every evening. It is helping us to keep in touch with South Africa and knowing what is happening in Joburg now we are stranded in the Netherlands and don’t know when it would be possible to come back.
    I really feel that you should add 2Summers to the list of good causes, you are doing so much to encourage everybody during this difficult time and to promote the good causes. You also need funding to continue with your ‘Small SA town project’, once it is possible to travel again. We need people like you, you contribute(d) so much to the tourism industry, which always provided so many jobs and is hopefully going to recover. We know that your income is from corporate jobs that you lost completely and that you cannot survive on writing blogs. I hope that many of your followers agree with this idea because I understand that it is difficult to ask money for yourself.
    All the best,
    Marcelle – Madi a Thavha mountain lodge and Madi a Thavha CraftArt Centre at Victoria Yards

    • Reply 2summers April 19, 2020 at 11:57 am

      Ahhhh, thank you so much Marcelle. I really appreciate that. Thinking of you and Madi a Thavha all the time 💓

  • Reply Lesley Clark May 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Hi Heather. I am trying to find the article you wrote about three2six. Please help

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