WHAT WE DO
We raise funds to improve the developmental conditions of preschool children in disadvantaged communities and invest in the training, and supply of resources for their teachers and caregivers.
HOW WE DO IT
We sell excellent quality clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories from our shop in Westville. All items sold have been donated by retailers, boutiques, designers and individual donors from our local community.
WHY WE DO IT
We believe in the importance of Early Childhood Development (ECD) and that each child should have the opportunity to grow in a safe, stimulating environment.
In August 2013, our Cape Town based NPO took a leap of faith and agreed for a group of enthusiastic Highway women to start up a branch in Westville. And so began an adventure into the unknown where we have the ongoing privilege of touching lives and hearts with generous souls and unsung heroes in the communities around us. We stand amazed at the vast network of incredible people selflessly investing their time and talents to help those less fortunate.
As our projects have evolved, the enormity of the needs within the ‘unseen’ communities on our doorstep often overwhelms us but what a motivator and privilege to witness the joyful appreciation when needs are met and hope re-ignites. It has been humbling and exciting to see projects exceed our expectations and capacity and to realise that we are involved in something bigger than ourselves.
THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS
Without the support of our donors, shoppers and volunteer team, we would not exist. We are so grateful to all our supporters for their ongoing donations, purchases and generosity. Please journey with us as we dream big, assured that all things are possible for those who believe.
DO YOU KNOW?
> Almost 80% of a child’s brain potential is achieved by the age of four.
> A child who is school-ready has less chance of repeating a grade or of dropping out.
> ECD plays an essential role in the fight for the elimination of poverty.
> It helps to reduce social and gender inequality.
> It enhances the child’s later economic contribution to society.
According to The South African Childhood review 2017, 63% of children between 3 – 5yrs receive some form of Early Childhood Education whilst 18% have no access to early learning groups. Impoverished children often enter the school system physically, socially, cognitively, and emotionally under-developed, thereby lacking the foundations to cope with literacy, numeracy and life-skills at school. Many adults in poor communities have limited knowledge about the importance of stimulation and learning through play. The added complications are that caregivers have limited training and resources and children in poor communities have limited access to educational toys and learning experiences.
CHIC MAMAS DO CARE VISION
Our vision is to support education and build bridges between communities through sustainable fundraising and to promote the spirit of volunteerism.
NON PROFIT ORGANISATION 083-466-NPO
CHIC MAMAS DO CARE CAPE TOWN
Chic Mamas Do Care originated in Cape Town. Under the oversight of founder and director Abigel Sheridan and the board of trustees, besides Chic Mamas Durban, the NPO boasts fashion outlets in Wynberg and Jozi. Since 2011 Chic Mamas Do Care has distributed over R8 million to selected educational projects.
REDUCE I REUSE I RECYCLE
We are Mamas with responsibility:
The 3R’s of reduce, reuse and recycle have been considered to be a base of environmental awareness and a way or promoting ecological balance through conscious behaviour and choices. It is generally accepted that these patterns of behaviour and consumer choices will lead to savings in materials and energy, which will benefit the environment. In this context it may be enquired whether certain economic instruments may be considered to further strengthen these behaviours and choices. (Wikipedia)
REDUCE YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT BY BUYING RECYCLED CLOTHES