You can make a donation directly into our account.
Name of Account: The Thusanani Childrens Foundation
Branch: Melrose Arch
Branch code: 196-605
Account number: 1966 466226
SWIFT address: NEDSZAJJ (for deposits from offshore donors)
How will your donations be used?
Our staff compliment is made up of professionals and thus salaries for occupational therapists and other multidisciplinary professionals such as a speech and language therapist or a physiotherapist is our priority.
The clinical roles include provision of training courses, provision of the adoption assessments and therapy, hands on therapy and on site training in the homes to caregivers as well as managing the volunteers that work with Thusanani. Other roles carried out by the team include management and administration, fundraising, strategic planning, clinical supervision, collection and distribution of donated clothing and educational toys.
The more funding we secure, the more professionals and support staff we can employ. Ideally we would like to expand our service to other provinces around South Africa and in turn expand the number of children whose lives can be changed.
"Needs and wishes"
Thusanani donates new and good quality second hand educational toys to the children and homes involved in our various projects. We also use a variety of toys in our therapy.
Please contact us to see what we currently need.
Resources for Training Workshops
Thusanani conducts two workshops on the promotion and stimulation of normal development, the prevention of disability as well as how to make inexpensive toys. The workshops are held at the Childrens Memorial Institute as well as at the various children's homes. Each participant on the workshop for community based crèche workers, is given a starter toy making kit to encourage them to use the skills learnt at the workshop to make toys in their communities at home.
Regular sponsorship of our starter 'Toy Making Kits' for community workshop participants
- R40 will provide 1 starter 'toy making kit'
- R400 will provide 10 starter 'toy making kits'
The following items are needed in the preparation for and set up of each workshop:
- Clear plastic overhead projector sheets
- Small binding rings
- A4 sheets of coloured cardboard
- A4 laminating sheets / pockets
- Colour printing of our puzzles for the kits
- PVA paint – red, blue and yellow
The following recyclable items are used regularly in our toy making workshops:
- 500ml water bottles with lids,
- 500g yoghurt containers with lids,
- plastic milk or juice bottle lids in all colours,
- 2L ice cream tubs with lids,
- formula tins with lids,
Should you wish to donate any of the above items, please contact us to arrange drop off or collection in Johannesburg.
Please ensure that these items have been rinsed and cleaned prior to this :-)
Resources for Therapy
- Digital camera and video recorder
- Milton for washing toys
- Screens or room dividers to make our therapy spaces more private
Office Equipment and Resources
Thusanani is based within the Children's Memorial Institute in Braamfontein. We conduct all fundraising and administrative tasks from this office base as well as run our weekly adoption clinic from here. Our training courses are also based here and it is here that we sort and distribute the donations of educational toys and clothing. We have ongoing needs for office supplies.
- Stationery – (reams of white paper / black pens / printer cartridges etc)
- Cleaning materials / toilet paper / tissues
- Tea / coffee / sugar
You can name us as a beneficiary on your 'My School Card'. (South Africa only)
We are extremely grateful for the support from all our private donors as well as the following companies and foundations:
Much of our support has come from the generous donations of the following organizations:
Momentum, The Anglo Chairman's Fund, EBSphere, Cycle for Kids, ApexHi Properties, The Glen Shopping Centre, Intrepid Travel