Care Bear Project
The Care Bear Project was started in 2015 by Rebecca Pinnell, a B.Acc student at Stellenbosch University, and is a community project uplifting local rural communities, by providing employment and much-needed income for the families, and by using the product of their work, the bears, as a means of bringing joy to the children in these communities – many of whom have never received a new toy in their lives. We are a fully constituted and registered non-profit organization. Our knitters are all black women, predominantly pensioners, who are most often the mainstay of the family. These grandparents have all too often lost their own children to AIDS, and now find themselves supporting grandchildren.To date we have donated over 700 bears to various schools and creches, we have over 40 registered knitters we have trained, and we have paid over R50 000 to our knitters, making a significant difference to the lives of the disadvantaged families in our community.
Cost: R750.00 per entry includes a special Care Bear Project tshirt, and a donation of R400 which covers the cost of a complete knitting kit and gives one of our knitters an income for a month.
Contact: Samantha Pinnell
Tel: 082 800 4115