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Mandisi and Kasi RC Emergency Support

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UPdate: 11th October

On Friday 9th Oct. our dearest Mandisi, his family and youth under his care faced 6 armed robbers:

"Today we were kept hostage with our close to 100 kids at our theatre. We were getting ready for today's showcase when about 6 Men got inside with guns and took everything that belongs to me, students and my family 4 iPhones, MacBook, video cameras and students belongings and aswel as hard cash.

There is no safety at all in KHAYELITSHA. For the first time ever we got robbed, taken what we love and 1 of our kids who is deaf had to be sent to Hospital experiencing heart failure.

I have been doing development and helping young people to Discover their dreams but I did not know that one day some will point guns at me like they did this afternoon.

I am totally heart broken for the kids aged 8-25 who had to experience this traumatic moment. We are happy for friends who were visiting & couldn't make it in time. 

The safe spaces are not safe. Please. Be vigilant, careful and take a good care of yourself.

Who on earth robs an unfunded rehabilitation centre & art school ?

Hay Kubi. I can't say we safe coz I do not know what future holds. #HelpMeGetMyEquipment #HelpKASIRCtogetitsstuff #EndCrime"

We are reviving this back-a-buddy to support him replacing uninsured phones, laptop and camera and ensure his remarkable work continues and also to soften the impact he, the kids and their families received.

Please donate what you can and together we can return even a fraction of the love, care and hope he shares with so many in Khayelitsha.

>>> You can find him at: https://facebook.com/mandisi.sindo

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Original fundraiser for Jilians birthday:

KASI RC - Kayelitsha Art School & Recreation Centre.

Last year October I was one of eight Thrivors, selected for the first ThrivorsTV filmed during the first Soul Circus .  During this time I had the pleasure and honour of meeting Mandisi Sindo, a fellow Thrivor and founder of KASI RC. We happened to have chosen tents that were next to each other.  

My birthday on 12 July and I do not need anything. During my 21 days on ThrivorsTV, I had the privilege of being Mandisi's close neighbour, in our tents. During that time we laughed, cried, created and worked our butts off. I loved his energy and passion for what he does. A living example of someone truly living their purpose every moment of every day. I was hoping to go to KASI RC this year and offer nia classes (pre covid-19) and now I have an opportunity to support an initiative that is making a diffrence every day. 

Instead of any prospective gifts, I ask for what ever money would have been spent on a birthday gift for me, be forwarded to KASI RC to support their school, the soup kitchen and the rebuilding of shacks on Mandela day 18th July. 

KASI RC currently feeds around 300 children & adults daily, they have a morning program for unemployed adults & an afternoon program for children which includes theatre practice, homework, exercise and life skills.

They have won a number of awards over the years, secured theatre and acting roles for students and most importantly created a safe, fun, nurturing space for children to learn, act, play and express themselves whilst learning new skills.

Donations

  • May 30, 2021 - R 106.00
  • "For all the positive change you bring about to so many people. Kasi RC is an inspiration, and Mandisi Sindi is the role model so many of us need in our lives." - Rob K

  • Apr 29, 2021 - R 106.00
  • "For all the positive change you bring about to so many people. Kasi RC is an inspiration, and Mandisi Sindi is the role model so many of us need in our lives." - Rob K

  • Mar 30, 2021 - R 106.00
  • "For all the positive change you bring about to so many people. Kasi RC is an inspiration, and Mandisi Sindi is the role model so many of us need in our lives." - Rob K

  • Feb 26, 2021 - R 106.00
  • "For all the positive change you bring about to so many people. Kasi RC is an inspiration, and Mandisi Sindi is the role model so many of us need in our lives." - Rob K

  • Jan 27, 2021 - R 106.00
  • "For all the positive change you bring about to so many people. Kasi RC is an inspiration, and Mandisi Sindi is the role model so many of us need in our lives." - Rob K

  • Dec 28, 2020 - R 106.00
  • "For all the positive change you bring about to so many people. Kasi RC is an inspiration, and Mandisi Sindi is the role model so many of us need in our lives." - Rob K

  • Dec 05, 2020 - USD $ 18.15
  • "God bless you" - Lena

  • Nov 27, 2020 - R 106.00
  • "For all the positive change you bring about to so many people. Kasi RC is an inspiration, and Mandisi Sindi is the role model so many of us need in our lives." - Rob K

  • Nov 22, 2020 - USD $ 26.05
  • "The show must go on...love from France " - Carole & Oliver

  • Nov 02, 2020 - R 450.00
  • "hope you get back on your feet" - gavin abro

  • Oct 28, 2020 - R 106.00
  • "For all the positive change you bring about to so many people. Kasi RC is an inspiration, and Mandisi Sindi is the role model so many of us need in our lives." - Rob K

  • Oct 27, 2020 - USD $ 61.53
  • "Thinking of you and the kids and wishing all of you much strength to overcome that terrible incident. Stay safe! Keep up your amazing work, Mandisi! Lots of love from Boston. M&N" - Mark Roemisch and Nicole Darling

  • Oct 23, 2020 - USD $ 61.33
  • "Love you guys. Together we will ensure that KASI RC makes a come back like no other! " - Stephanie Briers

  • Oct 23, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "

    South Africans need tthe power of the arts to help heal.

    " - Lena

  • Oct 23, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    To your recovery and best of luck for the future. In memory for my husband Peter who died on this day.

    " - Vivienne Gordon

  • Oct 22, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Sending love and strength. Thank you for the work you do " - POPArt

  • Oct 22, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "

    Stay strong . You don’t deserve this

    " - KJ

  • Oct 21, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Mandisi, I am so, so sorry for what has happened. No amount of money can ease the trauma and end the anger, but maybe this will help a little to replace what has been taken from you and your kids." - Carola Koblitz

  • Oct 20, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck stay safe " - Nadine McManus

  • Oct 20, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Sending you all strength in this hard time x" - Emily Child

  • Oct 20, 2020 - USD $ 60.81
  • "Dear all lots of love from 10children" - Liesbeth Coltof

  • Oct 19, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Thank you for all you do. " - Megan

  • Oct 19, 2020 - USD $ 12.11
  • "" - Anon

  • Oct 19, 2020 - USD $ 100.00
  • " Good luck keep reaching for the light" - Luckybean

  • Oct 19, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "All the best" - Anonymous

  • Oct 19, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Wishing you safety" - Hayley

  • Oct 19, 2020 - USD $ 23.48
  • "Art rehabilitation centres are perhaps our country's best hope for addressing it's deep traumas" - Kathleen

  • Oct 18, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Wishing strength to Kasi Theatre and may God Bless you x" - Sinead Donnelly

  • Oct 18, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you for your wonderful work" - Anonymous

  • Oct 18, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Thank you for the effort and value you give to the arts industry in SA" - Anonymous

  • Oct 17, 2020 - USD $ 23.48
  • "Stay strong " - Marten&Zaña

  • Oct 16, 2020 - USD $ 98.82
  • "What happened to you and the kids is terrible, and though healing is so much more than money, I hope this can start to help. Sending love." - Katherine Profeta and Steve Bodow

  • Oct 16, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "To gentle healing to all." - Gerard Bester

  • Oct 16, 2020 - USD $ 59.89
  • "So sorry to hear about this - sending much love! " - Dunja Vitolic-Djokovich

  • Oct 16, 2020 - USD $ 29.94
  • "So sad, but this too shall pass. Be strong!" - Xander

  • Oct 16, 2020 - USD $ 59.89
  • "I'm Deb Vieyra's husband and have heard all the amazing things you do for your community! Here's something to help you get back on your feet!" - Craig Stapleton

  • Oct 15, 2020 - USD $ 60.60
  • "Sending you love" - Mama D

  • Oct 14, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Heartbroken to hear that trying to instil a love art in children is met with such crass and selfish materialist cruelty. May you find the courage to carry on and may the kids find healing." - anonymous

  • Oct 14, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "For all the positive change you bring about to so many people. Kasi RC is an inspiration, and Mandisi Sindi is the role model so many of us need in our lives." - Rob K

  • Oct 14, 2020 - USD $ 60.62
  • "I'm with you. I'll do what I can from Canada. Much love." - Deborah Vieyra

  • Oct 13, 2020 - USD $ 30.00
  • "Best wishes for healing and recovery" - Landes

  • Oct 13, 2020 - USD $ 30.28
  • "Wishing you a strong recovery " - Matt

  • Oct 13, 2020 - USD $ 60.57
  • "." - Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau

  • Oct 13, 2020 - USD $ 24.23
  • "Keep safe! " - Dennis Meyer (10CHILDREN)

  • Oct 13, 2020 - USD $ 6.51
  • "I am so sorry to hear what happened to you and the Children. Who indeed would stoop so low? For every child you touch, may they hold their heads high." - Kate Lush

  • Oct 13, 2020 - USD $ 6.06
  • "Stay strong, keep going. U r doing great work! " - Evon

  • Oct 13, 2020 - R 5 000.00
  • "With love from our company and family. Farid" - Crossbolt

  • Oct 12, 2020 - USD $ 18.21
  • "So sorry you had to experience this Let’s not lose hope especially those working in community development " - Lindy Briginshaw

  • Oct 12, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Sending you Strength and Love,God bless Kasi RC- Teresa Phuti Mojela " - Teresa Phuti

  • Oct 12, 2020 - USD $ 6.07
  • "sending love and strength from the UK" - Ella Weldon

  • Oct 11, 2020 - USD $ 72.84
  • "Much love, forgiveness & healing to you all ***" - Kilian

  • Oct 11, 2020 - R 250.00
  • "So sorry that you had to go through this. " - Jenny B

  • Oct 11, 2020 - USD $ 60.70
  • "So sorry to hear about the robbery. That is terrible. Hopefully the children will be able recover from this traumatic incident and you will be able to continue with your amazing work." - dr Orson Nava

  • Oct 11, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "I'm sorry you went through this. Love to you all x" - Anon

  • Oct 11, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Wishing strength to the Shack Theatre" - Ismail Mahomed

  • Oct 11, 2020 - USD $ 42.49
  • "In solidarity. Art changes lives for the better. If only the attackers had art." - Alex Sutherland

  • Oct 11, 2020 - USD $ 12.14
  • "Strength " - Anonymous

  • Oct 11, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Much love and stay safe" - Anita B

  • Oct 11, 2020 - USD $ 12.14
  • "I’m heartbroken... sending you lots of good energy, keep doing what you’re doing, the children need you!" - Sandy Willmann

  • Oct 11, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Justice for KASI RC" - Katlego Chale

  • Oct 11, 2020 - USD $ 12.14
  • "Sending love ️ holding you in my heart " - Jill

  • Oct 11, 2020 - USD $ 33.33
  • "Massive love to Mandisi, Liso and all the kids!!! Also this shall pass and become another stepping stone to fuel your shining bright hearts!" - Nikki & Toto

  • Jul 23, 2020 - USD $ 9.16
  • "Thank you for your work!!! Big LOVE x" - Toto & Nikki

  • Jul 20, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "

    May your dreams soar mandisi

    " - Rene

  • Jul 20, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    I don't know Jill but this is to help the project.

    " - Roslyn

  • Jul 18, 2020 - USD $ 119.98
  • "Well don Jill" - Gillian Higgo

  • Jul 18, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "What a wonderful contribution to the development of young people." - Sonya

  • Jul 18, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Keep up your inspiring work" - Jenny Cargill

  • Jul 15, 2020 - USD $ 11.93
  • "Jil, happy birthday and never stop shining your beautiful light into this world! You're such an inspiration for me <3" - Sandy Willmann

  • Jul 15, 2020 - USD $ 20.02
  • "Happy Many years dear Jill and blessings to the success of Kasi RC. Such wonderful work." - Anonymous

  • Jul 14, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Happy Birthday Jill - what a wonderful way to celebrate by giving back" - Nathalie Leblond

  • Jul 13, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "

    May your dreams soar mandisi

    " - Rene

  • Jul 13, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    may this seed grow into a huge tree

    " - Blessings

  • Jul 12, 2020 - USD $ 11.81
  • "The world needs more people like you" - Lauren Green

  • Jul 11, 2020 - USD $ 59.07
  • "Keep up the good work!" - Seira Flores

  • Jul 11, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Happy Birthday Jill 🥰️" - Clarissa

  • Jul 11, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Happiest of bIrthday beautiful soul sister" - Laura

  • Jul 11, 2020 - R 450.00
  • "From Jill’s nia class " - Jills nia birthday class

  • Jul 10, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Happy birthday Jill" - Lynette Thomas

  • Jul 08, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Impressive - hope this helps" - Craig Urquhart

  • Jul 08, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Happy birthday Jill. Thanks for helping a worthy cause. " - Lindsey

  • Jul 05, 2020 - USD $ 58.53
  • "Thank you for your devotion Jill " - Eveline

  • Jul 03, 2020 - USD $ 58.05
  • "Keep Smiling ! Happy Birthday Jill" - Ruth FT

  • Jul 02, 2020 - USD $ 72.25
  • "I am so impressed with your generosity and service Jill" - Didi wilson

  • Jul 02, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "happy happy <3" - Anonymous

  • Jul 02, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Happy Birthday Jill" - Ingrid Altmann

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Donations to date

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Fundraising target

R 50 000.00
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Jills Birthday Fundraiser for Kasi RC Cause

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Instead of any prospective gifts, I ask for what ever money would have been spent on a birthday gift for me,  be forwarded to KASI RC to support their school, the soup kitchen and the rebuilding of shacks on Mandela day 18th July