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Art kits for 4000 and more children under lockdown

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We have provided 4491 children with art materials since March. In each art kit we have sufficient materials to share amongst three children: 1x 12 pack oil pastels, 1 box of crayons, 1 box coloured pencils, 3x pens, 3x pencils, 1 glue stick, 1 sharpener, 60 sheets of drawing paper, 3 x Butterfly Art Project activity books and 1 activity books.

With the support of our local art supplier ArtSauce and our trusted printers Epic Print, we have built a strong and reliable team to source art materials which our staff and volunteers pack and distribute to children in disadvantaged communities via our Community Art Facilitators. So far 39 CAFs helped in 31 communities to distribute art kits.

We responded to the pandemic very quickly by launching this vital project 3 days before schools were forced to close, despite not having secured funding for the initiative, the matter was too urgent.

Within hours of the launch, 200 children in Vrygrond were equipped with art materials and immune boosting art activity packs. By the end of the first week of April, a further 200 packs catering for 600 children were delivered to our CAFs in Belhar, Westlake, Bishop Lavies and Lavender Hill. 

We have developed a system and now we are not to stop. If you keep sharing and donating to finance the art materials, we promise to keep going and provide to more and more children. Colleagues already said: This should not stop after lockdown or ever in South Africa.

For 3 children we need R100, or 5,20 Euros or 5,7 Dollars.

The worldwide Corona Pandemic has become a challenge beyond fighting the virus. School closure and lockdown of several weeks mean that children are trapped in crowded, under resourced households not allowed to leave their yards. Many of them in one roomed dwellings, often stuck with addicted, violent, abusive individuals. People are suffering trauma, not only the pain of losing family members due to the virus but also the results of unemployment, isolation, lack of movement and lack of educational support for their children. Doing art during lockdown takes the stress out of tense family situations. 

Drawing and painting allows a child time to express themselves, especially when they can’t verbalise their fears. It balances their thinking, feeling and willing, that strengthens their life forces which builds one’s immune system. 

Doing art brings relief.

Donations

  • Sep 18, 2020 - USD $ 175.00
  • "Sending love, hope, and prosperity " - Lydia and Diane

  • Sep 02, 2020 - USD $ 59.93
  • "Hallo Angela!" - Karsten Wagner

  • Aug 12, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Absolutely wonderful projecr" - Els Dorrat

  • Jul 28, 2020 - R 3 012.00
  • "

    My sister and I have sold badges to raise money for BAP. What you’re doing is SO important. Thank you.

    " - The Truscotts

  • Jul 20, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    Keep up the splendid work, and many thanks to Kate for highlighting it.

    " - Judith Briggs

  • Jul 18, 2020 - USD $ 12.00
  • "Love to you all ! " - Sarah

  • Jul 18, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness. Stay curious, Make + Believe team" - Make + Believe

  • Jun 30, 2020 - USD $ 58.09
  • "Every rich Trinitarian blessing on all your endeavours and for the outcomes you desire!" - St Mark Anglican Church Lavender Hill

  • Jun 30, 2020 - R 150.00
  • "

    I hope my tiny donation will add a little something to this great cause

    " - Marshe

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Love the work you are doing! Keep it up" - Tarryn Eaves

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "What a great project" - Catherine Adonis

  • Jun 28, 2020 - USD $ 57.86
  • "Thanks for your amazing work and all the best!" - Rachel & Sally

  • Jun 09, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Donation made on behalf of Nils,Heather,Leigh and Martin.Thank you for your generosity." - Rifquah Hendricks

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 80.00
  • "Love what you guys are doing!" - Erika Mias

  • Jun 02, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Thank you for your inspiring work" - Nicola

  • Jun 01, 2020 - R 367.50
  • "From some awesome dutch donators, with love " - Jessica

  • Jun 01, 2020 - USD $ 55.68
  • "Liebe Grüße" - Karsten Wagner

  • May 27, 2020 - R 1 500.00
  • "Sending love & blessings to every precious recipient." - Fiona Hutcheon

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 28.33
  • "Keep up the work" - Chris Ivey

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 28.33
  • "Great project" - Lauren Hermanus

  • May 21, 2020 - R 2 000.00
  • "Thank you for doing this wonderful and important work." - M Honig

  • May 21, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "Love your work" - Aimee

  • May 21, 2020 - USD $ 14.41
  • "Keep up the good work! " - Erika

  • May 21, 2020 - USD $ 40.00
  • "Love the initiative " - Jean Pierre Pellissier

  • May 19, 2020 - USD $ 5.45
  • "hopefully even small amounts make something " - Mara David

  • May 19, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "

    On behalf of my grandchildren

    " - Inge burman

  • May 18, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Happy creating!" - Elinor Kern

  • May 17, 2020 - R 262.50
  • "Keep up the great work, love the concept! " - Nick

  • May 17, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "A great initiative. Keep it up." - Garth

  • May 17, 2020 - USD $ 10.76
  • "Great project may you never lose hope" - Truman

  • May 16, 2020 - R 2 100.00
  • "This is a great initiative, keep up the good work Bap Team " - Naziema Jappie

  • May 16, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "This is such a meaningful initiative. Stay safe and thank you for prioritising vulnerable communities. " - Nicola Frantz

  • May 16, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Such a positive initiative, love it" - Judy

  • May 15, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Your important work is appreciated. Thank you for doing this! " - Stan

  • May 15, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    enjoy!!!

    " - xenia

  • May 15, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    Dankie vir die wonderlike inisiatief

    " - Germien

  • May 15, 2020 - R 222.00
  • "

    Best wishes with this initiative!!

    " - Juliana Veloen

  • May 15, 2020 - R 3 150.00
  • "Zaid, great Inititative to support our pioneers of tomorrow and love your energy. Keep up the amazing work mate :) " - AllanB

  • May 15, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "For the kids=)" - Anonymous

  • May 14, 2020 - R 73.50
  • "Zaid, you rock" - Liz

  • May 14, 2020 - USD $ 54.60
  • "Art is freedom...Being able to bend things that seem like straight lines." - Robyn Arena

  • May 14, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Our best wishes to these kids" - Vernen Reddy & Joanna Tovey

  • May 14, 2020 - USD $ 19.11
  • "Keep up the great work!" - Dylan Jack van Vuuren

  • May 14, 2020 - R 147.00
  • "May your project grow from strength to strength so that you may reach the most vulnerable communities " - Anonymous

  • May 13, 2020 - USD $ 27.51
  • "Happy to help!" - Mattia

  • May 13, 2020 - USD $ 8.80
  • "Wishing you a lot of courage and perseverance from Belgium!" - Annelies Deweerdt

  • May 13, 2020 - USD $ 11.00
  • "Great work! " - I Scream & Red

  • May 13, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Art is essential." - Lara

  • May 13, 2020 - USD $ 27.51
  • "You doing amazing work Zaid ... continue spreading your love " - Erica Wicomb

  • May 13, 2020 - USD $ 27.51
  • "Keep up the Good work" - Jens Pöschl

  • May 13, 2020 - USD $ 11.00
  • "Keep up the good work!" - Kaysha Sinclair

  • May 13, 2020 - USD $ 11.00
  • "You are doing such important work! " - Nona Sadey

  • May 13, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "I’m so happy to contribute to an amazing project. " - ISA JACOBSON

  • May 13, 2020 - USD $ 11.00
  • "Thank you for serving the community in this way. Best of luck with the project!" - Anonymous

  • May 13, 2020 - R 1 470.00
  • "Amazing initiative Zaid! Happy to supply 60 kids with creative things to do!" - Matchboxology

  • May 13, 2020 - R 147.00
  • "Such an awesome initiative... well done! " - Yolande Murphy

  • May 13, 2020 - USD $ 11.00
  • "Thank you for the fantastic work you are doing " - Anthea

  • May 12, 2020 - USD $ 10.85
  • "Loved seeing this project last year with NEA!" - Erica Jones

  • May 09, 2020 - USD $ 123.87
  • "such amazing initiative" - Andrea

  • May 06, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "So important. Thank you for this work." - K B

  • May 06, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Such important work. Every child needs to express themselves creatively. Thanks Butterfly Arts! " - Yvette

  • May 04, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    You butterflies are the best butterflies I know ! Thank you x

    " - Mirjam Macleod

  • Apr 28, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "An amazing initiative from an amazing group of people" - Karen

  • Apr 27, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Art heals" - Nicola

  • Apr 25, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Wonderful Initiative " - Cara Borcherds

  • Apr 23, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Happy to support BAP wonderful work

    " - Anonymous

  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Great work, thankyou xx" - Kat and Mari

  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Amazing work! Thank you xx" - Rob and Jen

  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 262.50
  • "Great work" - KnB

  • Apr 19, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "V important and lovely intervention" - Lindiwe

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Well done BAP! I am in awe of you. " - Tanja

  • Apr 17, 2020 - USD $ 108.88
  • "Great project! Angela Katsche inspiering person, absolutely trustworthy!!" - Bernhard Jahn

  • Apr 16, 2020 - USD $ 26.71
  • "Thank you and all the best. " - Anonymous

  • Apr 15, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "<3 " - Anonymous

  • Apr 15, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "May the children in Vrygrond be safe and have some happy times doing art." - Elinor Kern

  • Apr 14, 2020 - USD $ 166.01
  • "What a great project! Best of luck and power. Stay healthy! " - Heide & Dirk (parents of Marla

  • Apr 14, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    Such an amazing initiative! Thank you for your efforts

    " - Kathryn

  • Apr 14, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    Keep up the great work!

    " - Jenny

  • Apr 14, 2020 - R 2 012.00
  • "

    All the best

    " - Isabel

  • Apr 14, 2020 - USD $ 32.60
  • "Sooo wunderbar!!! " - Meike Z.

  • Apr 13, 2020 - USD $ 33.20
  • "Great work" - Simone

  • Apr 13, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck " - Rosemary

  • Apr 13, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "We love BAP!!!" - Nancy Krisch & Tony Lachman

  • Apr 13, 2020 - USD $ 55.34
  • "You never walk alone " - The Heukamps

  • Apr 13, 2020 - USD $ 55.34
  • "Thanks for the great work you are doing!. Stay safe, happy and healthy!" - Katharina

  • Apr 13, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Liebe hilft! Dank euch!" - Eliza

  • Apr 12, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Great effort! Love this idea!!!" - Samantha

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Thank you!" - PD

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Feeding the soul" - Sue Adams

  • Apr 10, 2020 - USD $ 21.73
  • "Kunst für Kinder :) " - Sigrid Glemnitz

  • Apr 10, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Good luck and thank you" - Dorothy

  • Apr 10, 2020 - USD $ 11.07
  • "Thinking of you " - Ann

  • Apr 10, 2020 - USD $ 55.34
  • "Love and hugs to the children! " - Aaron

  • Apr 10, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "I hope this helps! Strength to you all " - Natasha Johnson

  • Apr 10, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "

    Thank you

    " - Meagan Meredith

  • Apr 10, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    BLESS YOU ALL FOR DOING THIS GREAT PROJECT !

    " - CLAIRE LOWDEN

  • Apr 09, 2020 - R 250.00
  • "Go for it BAP! " - Sunelle

  • Apr 09, 2020 - USD $ 27.50
  • "Creativity is life. " - TM

  • Apr 09, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Create" - Phillippa Duncan

  • Apr 09, 2020 - USD $ 27.50
  • "Well done" - Uli

  • Apr 09, 2020 - R 2 042.25
  • "All the very best" - Hanez

  • Apr 09, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Thank you" - Anonymous

  • Apr 09, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Thank you" - Ceridwen

  • Apr 09, 2020 - USD $ 55.01
  • "All the best for you!" - Eckl Birgit

  • Apr 09, 2020 - USD $ 55.01
  • "Great project! Wishing the best of luck and power for you to provide the art materials " - Janina (sister of Marla)

  • Apr 09, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Great idea. Good initiative" - Julia O'Leary

  • Apr 09, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Go BAP!" - Anonymous

  • Apr 09, 2020 - R 2 100.00
  • "Wonderful initiative" - Anonymous

  • Apr 09, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Great project" - Jonathan

  • Apr 09, 2020 - USD $ 27.50
  • "Good luck and stay safe and healthy " - Jan

  • Apr 09, 2020 - USD $ 110.02
  • "Good luck" - Nigel

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 148 013.70

Fundraising target

R 145 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 73 608.00
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Vision

A community of active facilitators, who use their BAP skills in vulnerable communities, to bring about healing, healthy social lives and inspire others through art.

Mission

BAP encourages creativity and healing through art to build strong communities of active, artistic and stable citizens that can recognise and utilise opportunities. By partnering with diverse educational institutions, offering mentorships, training for educators and art practitioners to run healing art classes in vulnerable communities, we build resources for a creative network for a greater South Africa and beyond.

Values

  • Generosity
  • Creativity
  • Commitment to Change