South African Painting Holidays Chosen Charity for 2008

The GreaterGood South Africa

Our chosen charity for 2008 is The Greater Good South Africa with their social and community development efforts with bona fide non profit organisations. GGSA have chosen innovative ways to promote attention to particular self help causes that result in the eradication of poverty and inequality in South Africa.

A part of every Painting Holiday ordered from this site delivers funds to The GreaterGood South Africa but if you feel you would like to contribute on a more personal level then browse through their site and chose how you would like your contribution to help;You might like to buy this beautiful Decorative Beaded Display Mug

These individually designed and beaded mugs are pieces of art, and available in many different designs and colours. They are made by artists working with the Umcebo Trust in KwaZulu-Natal which operates an inclusive studio workspace for people with special needs and other community members.
This is a Kunye Doll made by a collective of crafters representing HIV/AIDS programmes, leprosy missions, church groups and individuals who join hands to work together for an improved future. These traditionally dressed African dolls hide a music box which plays the national anthem, Nkosi Sikelele iAfrika

Hlulani Recycled Glass Jewellery is made as a poverty alleviation project that facilitates the design, production, marketing and sale of traditional contemporary South African rural craft. These recycled glass beaded necklaces from the Hlulani Glass Bead-making Project come in various colours, adorned with horn buttons and beaded tassels.
This Funky Pink Handbag is also made by them. These exquisite handbags are made of recycled plastic shopping bags and are available in a variety of bright colours.

Something else they make which are both beautiful and very useful are their Kunyene Beaded Placemats available in red, pink, blue and green variations. Also available in small and large.
Not only are you helping a very worthy cause but you get a fabulous, truly awesome momento too