Change for the Better Foundation is about to lose their farm, a home to 250 animals who have been rescued from severe conditions, if they fail to raise R4.8m by the end of 2018. The foundation’s animals live here, its adoption facility is here, the community shop that raises funds is here, the sterilisation clinic is here and their hearts are here.
They decided to start the BUY A BRICK campaign to sell one brick to 100 000 people in order to raise enough funds to buy the farm and collect enough bricks which they will use to build a security wall on the premises.
Change for the Better Foundation’s primary aim is to make a difference in the lives of thousands of animals around Kraaifontein in Cape Town, South Africa by establishing a culture of caring and giving and they do this through education and sterilization programmes. They concentrate on the animals with no voice and no choice – the most vulnerable in our society.
The farm’s lease expires at the end of December 2018. Sadly, the landlord has put the farm up for sale and received an offer to purchase for R4.8m. This has placed the foundation on terms that not only put the shelter and the work that they do in jeopardy but also the lives of the 250 animals in its care. Having first option to purchase the property, Change for the Better Foundation have until the end of December 2018 to raise the R4.8m. If they fail to purchase the farm, they will have to vacate the property with all the animals and nowhere to go.
Here is how you as an individual, school or business can get involved and help save their home:
You will have the option to have your brick personalised with your name engraved on it. You also have the option to dedicate your brick to a late/special family member or your very own pet. There is no limit to the amount of bricks that you would like to purchase.
All schools in South Africa may take part in the competition. The school that sells the most bricks wins a whopping R20 000, second prize R5000 and third prize R2500.
On top of this, any businesses can buy a wall for R5000, with the option to brand it for visible advertising on our busy roads.
With this option, you can book a brick now, and make the payment at the end of November if it is not possible for you to do so now.
Change for the Better Foundation have specially set up a PayPal account for you. This makes payments a lot easier no matter which part of the world you are from.