At NiteCoreSA we believe that every person and every company who is capable should have a charity of choice. The world is a harsh place but through effort it is possible to make it better. You have one chance at life, make it count.
NiteCoreSA’ s charity of choice is the SPCA (Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), which is a non-profit organization. The work they do is essential to protect those who cannot protect themselves and every day they make a huge difference. They are not state funded and completely dependent on goodwill. When the goodwill dries up, branches close and animal suffering increases, as does the hardship of people who actively contributes towards the cause!
It is safe to say that each branch is overwhelmed and completely underfunded, and it is an ongoing struggle for survival. There are approximately 87 branches remaining nationwide who are in constant dire need of support. As we are situated in Tshwane, we put primary focus on our area branches, which is Centurion and Waltloo. As a reader of this page you might be situated somewhere else in the country and we urge you to look up your local branch making use of the below link which is from the web page of The National Council of SPCAs, an umbrella body for the individual branches. You may also just search in Google. http://www.nspca.co.za/page/spcas-in-south-africa
The purpose of this post is to motivate individuals and businesses to contribute to society, in this particular case, to the SPCA. We are attempting to lead by example and that is the only motivation for making public our contributions, as listed at the bottom of this page.
The first realization that one can make is that charitable causes are dependent on YOU, yes YOU. It is far too easy to shy away and just pass the buck to another. When you become involved, you will not only enrich the lives of the ones in your cause, but you will also enrich your own life. There are some that argues one’s value as a human being is relational to your contribution to the world. Will your path of contribution be filled with obstacles? You bet it would, but be tough about it and work through them!
This product allows our clients to participate in donations towards the SPCA, which is our charity of choice. At the bottom of this page you will see a R100 product cost. You may change the quantity to whatever you can afford, for instance 5 x R100 = R500. The funds will be collected by us and paid to the SPCA Tshwane every now and again. (on credit card payments there is a 4% transaction fee which will be deducted from the total, on EFT, no deductions will take place). A complete auditable list of payments made will be available for inspection on request by any person who has made a donation.
Alternatively, you make deposit funds directly into their account, but please let us know if you have done that so that we may understand the success of our campaign.
PLEASE NOTE: When depositing funds into the SPCA account directly the following apply: It is an agreement with NSPCA that any banking details that appear on the internet have to go to the below account and the monies are shared with other SPCA’s. That way, you not only benefit the animals in our area but – through a sharing agreement between all SPCAs nationwide a portion will be used in other, less fortunate areas. “We feel sure you will approve this outreach initiative and wish to thank you most sincerely for supporting our SPCA and movement generally.”
Each SPCA has huge bills to pay each month to keep the doors open, funding to achieve that is a primary concern for the staff and a huge source of stress. The most immediate contribution would be financial. A once off donation is very kind and you can do that to any SPCA directly or use this page at the bottom towards the Tshwane SPCA, but if you want to make a sustainable difference, consider a monthly donation. You may contact any branch directly to arrange that or setup a recurring EFT yourself using you internet banking. The primary obstacle facing the SPCA is that they simply don’t know where next month’s funds will come from, so committing in the long run will certainly be a fantastic sustainable contribution. Remember if you are a company, you may receive an 18A TAX certificate for your contribution, so there is even a tax benefit.
Find your local SPCA on the internet and visit their site or Facebook page. You will soon get a feel for what’s happening. Share their posts to give them added exposure. Better yet, especially if they do not have manpower to sustain their Facebook page, visit the branch in person, meet the manager and talk to that person. Keep in mind that that person may be very overwhelmed with duties at the time, so please be patient. Explain you would like to become involved and ask what you can do to help. You may also look around and simply offer to do something specific that appeals to you. The more time you spent there, the more things you will find to do. The more things you do, the more you will want to do because your contribution makes a difference. You will meet other volunteers hopefully with whom you may coordinate and build a network of support.
If your company or yourself has particular skills, like an electrician, a builder or a supplier of washing powder or supplier of electric cable or whatever the case, offer the skill or product first as you are in a unique position to contribute on that level.
Help find homes for animals. There are many unwanted animals and they are all in need of a loving family to adopt them. Through effort, one can locate suitable persons who is willing to adopt these animals. Each animal adopted by a good new owner is a success story for the SPCA and a world changing event for the animal. If you are the cause of relieving an animal from life in a kennel to life with a loving family, it will be an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your own life. It’s worth the effort. Photographers are needed to photograph and publish adoptable animals. See this page as an example. https://www.facebook.com/AdoptionsTshwaneSPCA
Support the SPCA branch inspectors in whatever way possible, they are the ones who go out in the field and address cases of animal cruelty and perform rescues. It’s a difficult and relentless job and they are incredibly unsupported and understaffed, their vehicles are normally on the brink of collapse and the large areas they cover are simply mind boggling. Your support will count.
Support the SPCA Vets who work relentlessly to get things done. Go to the branch and speak to them to hear what you can do.
If you are not financially capable of contributing, there are endless other options such as walking a dog to give them escape from the kennels and relieve kennel stress, helping with clean-ups or admin, washing and dipping animals, assisting in feeding, mowing the lawn, cutting branches, doing general maintenance or clean-ups. The options are never ending and you could easily find something to do that appeals to your personality.
Donate unwanted goods (goods with actual value please. The charity shop should not be a dumping ground) to the charity shops. Better yet, sell the goods on OLX and donate the money to make sure you get a good price and to relieve the SPCA from even more duties. Please insist on a receipt when donating.
Consider including the SPCA in your will. Estates are a huge source of funding and without it many more branches would have closed their doors.
Lastly, when you have decided to contribute, please send us a mail and we will post it under customer feedback so that together we can inspire others!