Get involved and make a real difference
There are many ways you can contribute and make a real difference in the lives of intellectually challenged people. We can't fulfil our mission without good people like you.
Thank you for considering becoming a sponsor at Lake Farm Centre. Your generosity enables us to create a nurturing and empowering environment for our intellectually challenged residents, and together, we can make a meaningful impact on their lives.
Sponsorship Wish List
Refurbishment of our 60-year-old sewage plant that is posing a danger to the environment if not replaced soon. Estimated cost around +-R1 000 000+.
Replacement of our current, non-working fire alarm system. We installed a fire alarm system in the unit that had the fire in December 2020. This system is incompatible with our old fire alarm system, which is redundant and cannot be fixed or upgraded. The estimated cost for replacing the fire alarm systems in the rest of the units will be R1 000 000+.
We have solar panels for the solar geysers and panels that feed electricity back onto the grid. We have a 40+ year-old generator, guzzling diesel. We need inverters and batteries to reduce fuel costs and provide electricity to more areas at the Centre during power failures.
We need more storage space for donations and other goods. A park home or containers will help or building of a “barn” type building for deliveries and storage.
Our charity shop and our second-hand bookshop require upgrading and enlargement. The best solution would be a reasonable rental venue in town to run these two shops from.
We require financial support or sponsored items to develop our vegetable tunnel project, for example:
- building more tunnels,
- securing a more dependable water supply to the tunnels,
- sourcing a refrigerated truck for the transport of the harvested vegetables,
- converting existing buildings into packaging and cooling room facilities.
Some of our vehicles need replacement. Vehicles needing replacement are:
- an old Toyota Corolla and
- a Hyundai.
Vehicles we need are:
- Minibus for transport,
- Cooler truck for vegetables, and
- a plaas bakkie
Good, low mileage, second-hand vehicles with low fuel usage will suffice.
For security, we need to upgrade our security system, for example more cameras, apps, etc.
We’d love to appoint a security guard with a central gate control boom, proper access control, and a guard house.
Thank you for your kindness and compassion.
While we are grateful for the government Department of Social Services’ subsidy and SASSA disability grants, it covers less than 25% of our total running costs. Therefore, your sponsorship plays a crucial role in bridging the funding gap and sustaining our quality of care and support.
Contact us today to become a sponsor and make a meaningful difference in the lives of our beloved residents.
Under My Wing
What your generosity will do
Join us in the Under My Wing Project and become a guardian of hope and compassion. Your generosity will create a lasting impact, nurturing the lives of those under our wing.
A heartwarming Birthday gift making their special day even more memorable.
A delightful Christmas gift will spread warmth and joy during the festive season.
Clothes to keep them comfortable and stylish. They support the charity shop, so R250 goes a long way.
Pocket money for personal expenses and treats.
Everyday groceries to support daily living. Fresh fruit and vegetables to maintain a balanced diet.
Monthly toiletries and adult pull up nappies.
Become a part of the Under My Wing Project by taking one of the residents under your wing. Some of them don’t have family anymore.
Your sponsorship directly impacts the lives of our residents, providing them with the care, support, and love they deserve.
You can help create a loving and supportive community where everyone feels cherished and valued.
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There is a different process if you need a 18A Certificate.
For your convenience and peace of mind, if you require an 18A certificate for your donation, we have made it easy for you. Complete the registration form below to request a 18A certificate. We’ll send your certificate as soon as the payment reflects in our account and has been verified.
Requirements for Qualifying for an 18A Certificate:
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 24 FEBRUARY 2023 No. 48104 25 Schedule
In this notice, any term or expression to which a meaning has been assigned in a “tax Act” as defined in section 1 of the Tax Administration Act, 2011, has the meaning so assigned, unless the context indicates otherwise.
2. Further information required in terms of section 18A(2)(a)(vii) of the Income Tax Act
The following further information must be included on a receipt issued in terms of section 18A(2)(a) of the Income Tax Act:
2.1 Donor nature of person (natural person, company, trust, etc.);
2.2 Donor identification type and country of issue (in case of a natural person);
2.3 Identification or registration number of the donor;
2.4 Income tax reference number of the donor (if available);
2.5 Contact number of the donor;
2.6 Electronic mail address of the donor;
2.7 A unique receipt number; and
2.8 Trading name of the donor (if different from the registered name).
This gazette is also available free online at here.
Complete the 18A Request Form below to request a 18A certificate to start the process. You’ll receive your certificate once payment is reflecting in our account and payment has been verified.
18A Certificate Request Form
If you have any other questions, please contact us.