- By: Philippi Village Hub
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/elderly-program
- Date Created: 13 September 2023
R 56 000
We're crowdfunding for our Elderly Program, aiming to offer elderly individuals a creative and engaging outlet. With your help, we'll secure essential supplies like beads, cotton, knitting tools, wire cutters, pliers, beading cord, and clasps. These materials empower the elderly to craft beautiful handmade creations, allowing them to express their creativity, enhance fine motor skills, and feel a deep sense of achievement and purpose.
Our program goes beyond crafting; it promotes mental well-being by providing a means of self-expression and enhancing cognitive skills. Engaging in activities like beading and knitting has a proven positive impact on reducing stress, anxiety, and depression among the elderly, leading to better overall mental health.
Additionally, this program fosters a sense of accomplishment and purpose among our participants. Crafting offers tangible results, boosting self-esteem and instilling a sense of pride. It encourages continuous learning and skill development, cultivating a lifelong love for creativity.
Moreover, the Elderly Program encourages social interaction and community engagement. Through crafting sessions, participants form meaningful connections, combatting feelings of isolation and loneliness. This sense of belonging and connection significantly improves emotional well-being.
By crowdfunding for our Elderly Program, you'll directly contribute to improving the lives of the elderly, promoting their mental well-being, fostering a sense of accomplishment, and facilitating social interaction. Together, we can bring joy, purpose, and fulfillment to this deserving community.
Your contributions will make a significant impact:
- Funds will acquire essential supplies for elderly individuals.
- Crafting kits will include beads, cotton, knitting tools, wire cutters, pliers, beading cord, and clasps.
- These supplies promote mental well-being, cognitive skills, and reduce stress and anxiety.
- Funds will support crafting sessions, fostering social interaction and combating isolation.
- Your support directly benefits the elderly community, bringing them joy, purpose, and fulfillment.
Join us in making a difference by donating today and providing necessary supplies and resources for our Elderly Program.
Experience the transformative power of Philippi Village, a beacon of hope in the midst of a volatile and under-resourced community. Our community-centered space is designed to provide a safe haven for residents, where they can work, play, and grow. With a wide range of facilities, including events and conference areas, a gym, ECD center, clinic, amphitheater, library, and integrated mixed-use spaces, Philippi Village is home to a diverse community of entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Our primary focus is on providing collaborative workspaces for small and micro business owners, creating employment opportunities, and upskilling local community members. By supporting us, you are contributing to the vibrant social engagement and economic growth of the community.
To continue our mission and provide essential services, we need your support. Our fundraising efforts are focused on key categories that address the pressing needs of our community:
1. Mothers and Babies: We prioritize supporting mothers through various programs tailored to their needs.
2. Sports & Culture: We offer free community-based sports programs to fulfill the demand for sports facilities and promote a healthy lifestyle.
3. Agriculture: Amaqanda Learning Garden is a remarkable project within Philippi Village, fostering education, sustainability, and community-driven change through agriculture and permaculture.
4. SME Development: We are dedicated to empowering our businesses through initiatives that foster growth and success.
5. The Resource Bank: Our community-driven initiative provides assistance and support during difficult times, specifically tailored to respond to shack fires, ensuring affected individuals regain stability.
6. Education: We believe in the power of education to drive positive change. Through our diverse range of programs, we aim to make a meaningful impact on individuals and communities.
7. Arts & Culture: Philippi Village is a thriving hub that supports and values arts and culture. We offer various initiatives and opportunities to nurture creativity and artistic expression.
By backing our Back a Buddy initiative, you are helping us deliver on our promise to the community and create a better, safer environment for those living in Philippi and its surrounding areas. Together, we can go further and make a lasting impact. Join us on this journey of hope and transformation.