Guilt-free shopping with Shop for Good
Shop For Good is an online retail store where all profits go directly to The Children’s Hospital Trust who will use 100% of the proceeds to fund the upgrade and expansion of the Parents Accommodation at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. This project will allow more out of town parents to stay close to their seriously ill children at a time when these little patients need their parents most. It’s a creative initiative where shoppers have a unique opportunity to buy a range of items, guilt free and for below the normal recommended retail price. The website www.shopforgood.co.za will run from May until July 2014 and new items will be constantly added. Every single item listed has been totally and kindly donated by companies with heart and we appreciate all of their support.
THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL TRUST
When the Hospital was threatened with closure due to a lack of funding in 1994 the Children’s Hospital Trust was founded as the independent Fundraising Arm of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town. The Children’s Hospital Trust raises funds for vital paediatric healthcare needs like purchasing medical equipment, specialist training programmes for doctors and nurses from all over Africa, building projects and upgrades. In 2011 the Children’s Hospital Trust expanded its funding reach to projects beyond the Hospital’s doors within the Western Cape, which will greatly impact paediatric healthcare and indirectly impact patient outcomes and services to the Hospital. The Trust’s operational costs are funded from an endowment, ensuring that 100% of all donations received are used towards the projects and programmes they fund. Not a cent is used for administration or operational expenses.
HOW CAN I HELP?
Besides showing your support by purchasing an item on this website, you also have the option of adding a monetary donation to your shopping cart – no gift is too small. If you would like to help with more regular involvement, you can contact the Children’s Hospital Trust directly who can send you information about monthly debit orders, (just R2 a day can make a difference), or the option of becoming a Guardian. Guardians are companies or individuals who donate R5000 or more per annum and collectively these funds significantly impact thousands of children in need.
Contact the Children’s Hospital Trust by calling 021 686 7860 or email: