“Where We Meet the Spiritual And Practical Needs of the Poor”
THE ARK CITY OF REFUGE
“Where we meet the spiritual and practical needs of the poor”
MISSION: The Ark City of Refuge is a registered Non-Profitable Organisation( NPO 037 341) which provides a loving and caring temporary home, food and clothing to destitute, homeless, abandoned, abused, unemployed women, children and men.
Through Christ-centred teaching, counselling, work therapy, social service assistance, education and life-skills programmes. The Ark seeks to restore a person’s dignity and self-respect and to return them to the mainstream of society, equipped, restored and filled with their God-given potential
The Ark City of Refuge opened its doors in 1992 in response to the extremely high rate of homelessness and unemployment in the Western Cape. It is unique among organisations and is probably the largest one of its kind in South Africa. Since our inception, some 65,000 people have walked through our gates in need of help. Currently we average about 950 people. Women 205, Children/youth 264 and Men 475
They are referred to us by:
SOCIAL SERVICES S.A. POLICE SERVICES
GENERAL HOSPITALS CORRECTIONAL SERVICES
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS TRAUMA CENTRES
SHELTERS RAPE CRISIS CENTRES
RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS BUSINESS SECTOR
PUBLIC SECTOR FAMILIES
Others arrive at our gates from the streets, foreign African countries as well as from families who have given up on their loved ones.
They are from all walks of life and are made up of different races, cultures and creeds. Among them are street children, the destitute and abused, the terminally ill, drug addicts, alcoholics, prostitutes, H.I.V./A.I.D.S. sufferers, unmarried single mothers, single women, the list is endless.
One cannot resist having feelings of thankfulness and humility as one reflects on the evolvement and progress of the Ark City of Refuge and its work over the past 25years. It now boasts the following facilities, all on the same premises:
The Ark Christian School: A registered Primary & High School (Grades R to 9) LAMBS: A Creche
Youth Girls & Boys New Jerusalem Restoration Centre
Single Ladies, Mommies Section, Frail Care Mens Camp & Frail Care
Skills Development Our Kitchen : providing +/- 3000 meals a day
The Farm Maintenance
In addition to the above, we provide the following:
Spiritual Counseling Life Skills Training
A voluntary 3yr certificated Bible School Course Fifty day Introduction Course in the Word of God
Adult Literacy Parental Skills Training & Child-Care Training
A vibrant sports department and comprehensive Youth Development Programme Transportation to the Hospitals in the Peninsula, Applications for I.D documents, grants & pensioners
We provide relief and semi-permanent work and general assistance to various schools, early learning centres, churches and families within the community. In addition, we assist crèches, churches and soup kitchens and other service providers in the community with food, clothing and other household items.
The Ark City of Refuge has donors who support our cause in the form of physical and financial support thereby expressing their faith in our work.
Amongst them are:
Churches Business Sectors Service Clubs
Wholesalers & Retailers Individuals: local & overseas Hospitals & Health clinics
Social Services & Poverty Alleviation The City of Cape Town Cape Town Central City Partnership
We have discovered that we have an amazing story to tell the world of changed lives where we put God first, then the poor and needy people, whom He has given us to work with, and then everything and everyone else. We are proud of the following achievements over the years.
3000 Bible School Graduates 14 past scholars are excelling at university & technicons
(7 of them in Italy on 3yr scholarships)
120 Graduates from our Basic Sewing course 3000 New Graduates from Restoration Centre
520 Graduates from our basic Computer Studies 2000 Females & Males placed in permanent employment
1200 Females & Males placed in temporary employment
26 Youth in Tertiary Institutions 8 of our youth represented in the SA Homeless Soccer World Cup Tournament
All these services are manned by teams of dedicated volunteer staff living on the premises, many of whom themselves had come to The Ark City of Refuge for help and have now laid down their lives to be the hands and feet to those in need.
Public Relations Jack Mahoney
E-mail address: email@example.com
Tel. No: 021 843-3927
Cell: 082 787 5993
Street Address: 5 Old Faure Road, Faure, 7131
Postal Address: P.O. Box 799 Somerset Mall, 7137
Bank: Absa Blue Route-Tokai
Type of Account: Cheque
Acc: 405 833 8956
हर्बालाईफ फ़ैमिली फाउंडेशन , यह संस्था लाभ के लिए कार्य नहीं करती,इस संस्था का मुख्य उद्देश्य विश्व मे कुपोषण मुक्त बचपन देने के लिए कटिबद्ध है , कासा हर्बालाईफ के द्वारा 50 से अधिक देशों मे लगभग 100000 बच्चों को रोज पोशक आहार उपलब्ध कराती है| मैं एल गुनेश्वर राव और धर्मपत्नी एल हेमामालिनी इस संस्था के प्रति पूर्ण विश्वास रखते हैं और छोटे दानकर्ता के रूप मे जुड़े हुए हैं ,, निश्चित रूप से इस संस्था के द्वारा बहुत बच्चों का बचपन खुशहाल जीवन प्राप्त करेगा ,, हमारे लिए यह गर्व की बात है की हमे इस संस्था से छोटे से दानकर्ता के रूप मे जुडने का सौभाग्य प्राप्त हुआ ,, निसंदेह इससे अच्छी उपलब्धि और कुछ नहीं ,,, की हम बच्चो के खुशहाल जीवन के लिए सहायक हो सके :::
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The Foundation's approach to philanthropy is truly unique.
The Foundation and the local Herbalife employees have been wonderful partners to the YWCA of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County since 2014.
The YWCA has three major mission programs -- (1) the Best Choice Center which provides academic enrichment after school and through summer camp for low income children, (2) Hawley House, a state licensed residential facility for women with Substance Use Disorder, and (3) Gateway to Success, a partnership with local hospitals to help patients who are pre-diabetic or who have early on-set diabetes to lower their BMI, A1C and general wellness scores through fitness and good nutrition. The patient and their families benefit from the program.
The Foundation staff listen to the YWCA's needs and plans and help with those that are most important and align with the foundation's values. They are easy to work with and they even conduct school supply drives for the Best Choice Center children! Local Herbalife employees volunteer at YWCA events, and help with landscaping and painting at our facility.
The donations and volunteers enable the YWCA to encourage good nutrition and wellness among the children and families it serves. The Foundation is truly a 5 star organization!
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Spending time speaking with grantees from across the world, hearing their stories and the impact that HFF has made on their organization and most importantly the impact it is making on the people they support is a true testament to who this organization is. In addition to this, HFF also raises funds to support disaster relief efforts through their partnerships with Save the Children and the American Red Cross. I LOVE this organization and if you learn more about it, you will too!
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