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Help get the Amy Bus back on the road!

Funds Raised:
R 62 464
Fundraising Target:
R 100 000
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Amy Foundation Trust is an NPO working to educate, develop and empower youngsters from challenged and vulnerable communities, keeping them away from the negative influences and turning them into emotionally well-rounded contributing global citizens who make positive life choices. We carry out After School, Vocational Skills and Youth Skills Development including entrepreneurial programmes using the one-stop-shop approach.

Participants can enter programmes from primary and secondary schools and continue even after leaving school until they become economically active. The various projects support over 1000 youth in our four after-school centres based in the underprivileged communities of Cape Town, namely Gugulethu, Browns Farm – Philippi and Bonteheuwel, and a centre for youth skills development and training in Sybrand Park, with an annual intake of 600 youth. Youth attend from all the various townships in Cape Town like Khayelitsha, Nyanga, Langa, Bishop Lavis, Gugulethu and surrounds.

Black youth, and in particular, poor black youth face enormous challenges in all aspects of their lives.  Their communities are plagued by issues such as extremely high crime rates, drug use, single-parent families, and child-headed households, gangsterism and pandemic diseases such as HIV/Aids and Tuberculosis.  Inadequate education also contributes to these issues. These in turn impact attempts to rise out of poverty; making it more difficult for low-income families to lift themselves and future generations out of poverty, thus perpetuating the cycle of poverty.

The programmes that the Foundation runs help to intervene and offer them an alternative and help them believe that they can go on to do greater, bigger and better things with their lives.  The need for Amy Foundation Programmes is therefore essential to give these youth a chance to succeed in life.

One of the biggest challenges we are faced with is transportation and getting our youth to their programmes daily – on average we transport 880 learners per month.   Two weeks ago, our bus broke down and the quote for getting it back on the road is a massive R236 000  - which we have managed to reduce to R100 000 – something the Foundation cannot afford with the downturn of the economy and funding cuts.   

We are appealing to 500 supporters to donate R200 - which will get the bus back on the road and the youth back in our programmes.

Please donate and invest in the future of South Africa.

Together we can change these young lives and make a difference where it is needed.

Donations

  • Nov 28, 2022 - R 540.00
  • "We thank you for the good work that you are doing." - Anonymous

  • Nov 27, 2022 - USD $ 31.62 Fees covered
  • "I hope this helps get the bus back up and running!" - Rachel Litsky

  • Oct 29, 2022 - USD $ 29.79 Fees covered
  • "Enjoyed touring your facility while visiting Cape Town!" - Katherine

  • Oct 28, 2022 - R 540.00
  • "We thank you for the good work that you are doing." - Anonymous

  • Sep 28, 2022 - R 540.00
  • "We thank you for the good work that you are doing." - Anonymous

  • Sep 26, 2022 - USD $ 62.34 Fees covered
  • "The wheels of bus go around around " - Nono

  • Sep 20, 2022 - USD $ 30.57 Fees covered
  • "Please can I challenge everyone who is able to assist in this very worthy project and donate as much as you can!!" - Penny Randall

  • Sep 20, 2022 - USD $ 116.15 Fees covered
  • "Bus Amy" - Wieb Bijl

  • Sep 19, 2022 - R 2 000.00
  • "For the Amy Bus" - Claytile (Pty) Ltd

  • Sep 15, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Hope we can get this bus back on the road soon." - Trevor

  • Sep 05, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Keep up the good work" - Chris Goldschmidt

  • Sep 05, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Bless you all" - Lee-Anne Hodson

  • Sep 05, 2022 - USD $ 12.47 Fees covered
  • "Good luck" - Anonymous

  • Sep 05, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Very happy to be an Amy patron! Regards, Douglas Allen" - Douglas Allen

  • Sep 05, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Thank you for this amazing work." - Antony and Brigitte Clark

  • Sep 02, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "All the best!" - Stefan Antoni

  • Sep 02, 2022 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "We thank you for the good work that you are doing." - Anonymous

  • Sep 01, 2022 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Keep changing lives" - Arthur Goldstuck

  • Sep 01, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Good luck" - Anon

  • Sep 01, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Hope you get your bus back on the road soon!" - Ravi Gajjar

  • Sep 01, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "May the Amy Bus be on the road again soon" - Tanya

  • Sep 01, 2022 - R 5 000.00
  • "Rotary Club of Sea Point" - Sea Point Rotary Club

  • Aug 30, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Well done on this initiative" - Larry Auret

  • Aug 30, 2022 - USD $ 384.77 Fees covered
  • "funds raised by our soccer teams" - Tobin and Kai

  • Aug 30, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck with this good project" - Yvette Polovin

  • Aug 29, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • " Best of luck with your back on the road bus! " - Frank Gormley

  • Aug 27, 2022 - USD $ 12.97 Fees covered
  • "Always supporting the amazing work you do. Miss you all!" - Emily

  • Aug 26, 2022 - USD $ 27.01 Fees covered
  • "Thank you for all you do to help the community. " - Christine S.

  • Aug 26, 2022 - USD $ 162.80 Fees covered
  • "Safe travels" - M

  • Aug 26, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "On the road again!" - Vroom

  • Aug 26, 2022 - USD $ 129.07 Fees covered
  • "Good luck with the bus!" - Henk van Houtum

  • Aug 26, 2022 - USD $ 217.72 Fees covered
  • "Succes and i believe in you. We will meet in november" - Gerard Kroon

  • Aug 26, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Get the bus back on the road! Go Amy Foundation!" - Joshua Nott

  • Aug 26, 2022 - USD $ 107.93 Fees covered
  • "." - Dominiek Dumoulin

  • Aug 26, 2022 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "The bus that makes a difference :) " - Lester Lombard

  • Aug 26, 2022 - USD $ 12.90 Fees covered
  • "bring the bus back on the road" - thomas ringer

  • Aug 26, 2022 - USD $ 53.96 Fees covered
  • "Safe travels! " - Flo

  • Aug 26, 2022 - USD $ 32.26 Fees covered
  • "Good luck! - Tim" - Tim Engels

  • Aug 26, 2022 - USD $ 54.86 Fees covered
  • "Love the Amy Foundation!!!" - Christina

  • Aug 26, 2022 - USD $ 120.00
  • "Good luck with the bus!" - Nan

  • Aug 25, 2022 - USD $ 21.36 Fees covered
  • "I hope the Amy Bus is back on the road soon!" - Janet Lally

  • Aug 25, 2022 - USD $ 63.74 Fees covered
  • "Back on the bus!" - Sarah Bayle

  • Aug 25, 2022 - USD $ 101.98 Fees covered
  • "Love Amy biehl Fundation " - Muammer Yilmaz

  • Aug 25, 2022 - USD $ 50.99 Fees covered
  • "Let's give the bus a big push!" - Jim J

  • Aug 25, 2022 - USD $ 128.05 Fees covered
  • "Good luck! " - Anonymous

  • Aug 25, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Keep it up guys" - Kalvin

  • Aug 25, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Yes to the bus" - Ilana slomowitz

  • Aug 25, 2022 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Amy does amazing work. We must get the bus back on the road" - Beryl and Maurice Ferguson

  • Aug 24, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "For the bus- good luck" - CITY GRILL STEAKHOUSE

  • Aug 24, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck getting the bus fixed- wish you all the best" - Greek Fisherman restaurant

  • Aug 24, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Hope you get sorted soon. All the best." - Renee Bishop

  • Aug 24, 2022 - USD $ 19.07 Fees covered
  • "Here's to getting your bus back on the road and continuing your good work. " - Patrick OShea

  • Aug 24, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Let's get the bus moving again!" - Anonymous

  • Aug 24, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "All the best with getting the bus back on the road." - DD

  • Aug 24, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Happy to support" - Vina Patel

  • Aug 24, 2022 - USD $ 216.80 Fees covered
  • "Long time supporter!" - Kristin Peterson

  • Aug 23, 2022 - USD $ 53.99 Fees covered
  • "Referred by Stacy Kratz!!!" - Patrick R Lee

  • Aug 23, 2022 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Good luck" - Fatima Abrahams

  • Aug 23, 2022 - USD $ 12.71 Fees covered
  • "Keep up the good work! " - Ruth

  • Aug 23, 2022 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Here’s hoping you are up and running asap!" - Mark Bayly

  • Aug 23, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Fingers crossed!" - Marjolijn

  • Aug 23, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Get that bus on the road again!" - Louis Heyneman

  • Aug 23, 2022 - R 1 500.00
  • "God bless the Amy Bus" - RegencyFN RegencyFN

  • Aug 23, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Keep up the Good Work" - Anonymous

  • Aug 23, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Get the Bus Back on the Road" - Cindy Muller

  • Aug 23, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "For the Learners" - Hilary George

  • Aug 23, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck in getting the bus back " - Shirley GUELLER

  • Aug 23, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Get those wheels on the bus going 'round and round'." - Patrick Schofield

  • Aug 23, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • ""The wheels on the bus go round and round" - let's keep it rolling!" - Sam

  • Aug 23, 2022 - USD $ 63.54 Fees covered
  • "Hope this helps you get back on the road!" - Irvine Partners

  • Aug 23, 2022 - USD $ 95.31 Fees covered
  • "Here's to wheels rolling down the road! " - Dr Stacy Kratz

  • Aug 23, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "May the bus get back on the road soon so that the skills empowerment initiative may continue." - Karen Vally

  • Aug 22, 2022 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Let’s get this bus back on the road x" - Tony Romer-Lee

  • Aug 22, 2022 - USD $ 63.53 Fees covered
  • "All the best to the hardworking fundraising team and programme participants. " - Janine & Alistair

  • Aug 22, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Here's to the bus wheels going round very soon " - Maylene

  • Aug 22, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "For the bus. " - Kevin Vally

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Fundraising target

R 100 000.00

Donations to date

R 62 464.23
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The Amy Foundation is a non-profit organization daily educating, developing, and empowering 5-35-year-old youths living in the challenged and vulnerable communities within the Western Cape

Giving children hope and a brighter future, whilst helping to reduce HIV Aids, drug abuse, gangs, violence, and poverty. Students are offered healthy alternatives to all the negative influences while working to create emotionally well-rounded future leaders, entrepreneurs, and well-rounded citizens.