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Put Your Eggs Into Our Basket - Butterfly Art Project

Personal message

Your generosity made us reach the target of raising R72.000 for food in only one week. I can not tell you how much it means to us to receive your ongoing support in such dire times.

Our total funding gap for 2021 is still about half a million Rand.

I challenge you to continue with your easter kindness, put your eggs into our basket to cover salaries of the team members preparing the food and looking after our children.

First Crowdfunding call:

Hello everybody, I am fundraising for the biggest superheroes in my life: the children of Vrygrond who are surviving the effects of Lockdown and urging for healing through art. 

For 10 years already the Butterfly Art Project offers healing art classes for children growing up in poverty. Every week 240 children participate in our programmes at our Art Centre in Vrygrond. 

Soon it will be Eastertime and these children do not need sugar eggs, marshmallows or chocolates in their nests. Every day we witness the effects of months of Lockdown on these children: when they come to our art programmes, they are hungry. Their families are struggling to survive. A meal and healthy snacks would mean the world for them. One can see it when their eyes light up when offered nutritional food. 

How can you heal your soul when your stomach is empty? 

Please support the Butterfly Art Project to keep feeding these children. 

 How will funds be used 

We will purchase the materials and ingredients to prepare weekly meals and healthy snacks for 240 children at the Art Centre Vrygrond. The BAP team will prepare the food (they even bake the nutritious bread for the children’s sandwiches). Every child who comes to a Butterfly Art Project art class will receive a healthy snack or two. 

To provide morning porridge, peanut butter sandwiches on healthy bread and fresh fruits, we need R300 (17 Eur) per child per year. 

  • R50 will provide 40 children with a freshly baked roll today.  
  • R100 will provide 50 children with a fresh fruit for a week.  
  • R150 will provide a nutritious filling on all our children’s baked goods for a week. 
  • R150 will provide 160 servings of warm porridge for a week. 
  • R500 will provide all our children with a fresh fruit for a week.  
  • R500 will provide nutritious filling for our children’s baked goods for a month. 
  • R600 will provide 160 servings of warm porridge every week for one month. 
  • R1000 will provide 200 children with nutritious sandwiches for one week. 
  • R1000 will provide 2550 freshly baked bread rolls (six months' supply).  
  • R2000 will provide all our children with fresh fruit for one month. 
  • R2000 will provide 5100 freshly baked bread rolls (one year's supply). 
  • R3000 will give all our children a healthy celebration at the end of a school term. 
  • R5000 will provide 5100 servings of warm porridge (one year’s supply).  

Donations

  • May 30, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "So wonderful to see this incredible work flourishing! " - Tania

  • Apr 12, 2021 - R 900.00
  • "Thank you BAP for your great work!" - Aniela

  • Apr 05, 2021 - USD $ 13.76
  • "Wishing your project well and may this support life long creativity for the children passing through your doors" - Joanna Espiner

  • Apr 04, 2021 - USD $ 20.00
  • "Thank you for doing such beautiful work!" - Kristen

  • Apr 01, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "Keep up the great work " - Lionel

  • Apr 01, 2021 - USD $ 67.59
  • "Thanks for your work!" - Simon

  • Apr 01, 2021 - USD $ 6.76
  • "Happy easter " - Nina

  • Apr 01, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Thank you for your beautiful work" - Paula

  • Mar 31, 2021 - R 400.00
  • "Thanks Bap for your outreach.Blessed Easter to all" - Nerina de Villiers

  • Mar 13, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Thank you BAP for all the incredible work you are doing - building relationships , supporting communities, touching lives" - Mary--G

  • Mar 08, 2021 - USD $ 46.15
  • "Schön das es euch gibt!" - Lilith Fay Neumann

  • Mar 08, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "

    They love their porridge and their sandwich. Cheers!

    " - Anonymous

  • Mar 07, 2021 - USD $ 32.69
  • "happy easter for all children in the world " - Petra

  • Mar 07, 2021 - USD $ 32.69
  • "good luck for the childs" - Ulrike

  • Mar 06, 2021 - USD $ 119.63
  • "Good luck and great work!" - Nora

  • Mar 05, 2021 - USD $ 19.95
  • "Thank you for your hard work!" - Saffron Myrdal-Ward

  • Mar 05, 2021 - USD $ 66.51
  • "Thank you for your important and helpful efforts!" - Tine und Andreas

  • Mar 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "you are are legend " - Hanez-Paul

  • Mar 05, 2021 - USD $ 19.95
  • "Hope this helps! " - Radiah and Afshan

  • Mar 04, 2021 - USD $ 20.58
  • "Ostereier-Spende" - Ulrich

  • Mar 04, 2021 - USD $ 24.21
  • "Frohe Ostern für euch und die Kids :)" - Sigrid

  • Mar 04, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Every little bit helps. Thank you dear Zaid for sending this my way. You're a real mensch." - Naomi Ncayiyana

  • Mar 04, 2021 - USD $ 13.38
  • "Have a good day" - Jens

  • Mar 04, 2021 - USD $ 33.45
  • "Blessings on the butterflies..." - Aaron

  • Mar 04, 2021 - R 6 000.00
  • "Love" - Anonymous

  • Mar 04, 2021 - USD $ 66.91
  • "You are doing a good job! Take care!" - Werner Falk

  • Mar 04, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "The work you do is not easy so well done and keep up the good work" - Robert Munnick

  • Mar 04, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Congratulations Angela,Zaid and team....your work is an inspiration" - Catherine

  • Mar 04, 2021 - USD $ 33.45
  • "Happy to support this initiative and the growth of the project. God bless your efforts Zaid and team :) " - Allan

  • Mar 04, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Best wishes to all at BAP and to all the beneficiaries." - Elinor

  • Mar 04, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Our best wishes to these kids" - Vernen Reddy

  • Mar 04, 2021 - R 1 500.00
  • "So happy to support this amazing project!" - Sebastian

  • Mar 03, 2021 - USD $ 13.26
  • "You guys are so inspiring and doing so much good work. Keep going " - Kaysha Sinclair

  • Mar 03, 2021 - USD $ 11.94
  • "Hey guys...miss you...hope you're all well" - Mika

  • Mar 03, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you for all the good work you guys do. We don’t even know half of it. Wish you all the best" - Piet

  • Mar 03, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Such a great initiative! " - Anonymous

  • Mar 03, 2021 - USD $ 33.16
  • "Hope this donation helps" - Mattia M.

  • Mar 03, 2021 - USD $ 19.90
  • "Sending light and love for all the hard work that you do" - Megy

  • Mar 03, 2021 - R 5 000.00
  • "Keep up the good work!" - Mama M

  • Mar 03, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Thank you for your great work " - Anthea

  • Mar 03, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Thank you for doing such great work! Bless all your love bugs and your team that is doing such important work. " - Anonymous

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 114 985.17

Fundraising target

R 144 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 81 744.00
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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