Community Give Back Days

Fund a community greening project and bring your team, class or group out to get their hands dirty in Cape Town!

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Get your hands dirty!

Greenpop works with under-resourced schools and community centres across Cape Town to make them greener and more water-wise.

Community Greening Days: Our Fynbos and water-wise garden planting days will resume after July 2018 when the water situation in Cape Town has stabilised. In the meantime, we’re adapting, educating and planning for a sustainable future.

Water-wise workshops: Between February and July 2018, we are hosting much-needed water-wise workshops at our beneficiary sites to spread awareness among young learners about our city’s water situation and how we can all be part of the solution.

Join us on either of the above activations (date dependant) and we’ll pair your team up with a pre-assessed beneficiary and hand-in-hand with local children and volunteers, you’ll get active for the planet… and have fun doing it!

BOS and Billabong planting day at Pelican Park High School.

Benefits of urban greening.

ENVIRONMENTAL

Put simply, plants promote life. Not only do they produce oxygen and sequester carbon dioxide, they also provide homes for animals, recharge groundwater, replace soil nitrates, prevent erosion, remove air pollution and more.

SOCIAL

In South Africa, there is huge disparity between ‘leafy’ privileged areas and ‘barren’ under-privileged areas. Urban greening improves pride of place in communities, has even been linked to reductions crime, drug abuse and stress.

ECONOMIC

Money does grow on trees! Fruit and olive trees can provide produce that can be used in feeding schemes. Indigenous trees increase property values and can provide natural air conditioning for homes and classrooms.

SYMBOLIC

Planting a garden is an incredible symbol of hope. It symbolises a belief in the future – of our communities and our planet. It brings people together – with each other and Mother Nature. It is a living, breathing gift to the generations to come.

Keen? Here are all the important details:

In order to run a memorable and impactful engagement day for your group, Greenpop requires a donation towards our Urban Greening Programme. 

Sponsor and join a water-wise workshop (Feb to July 2018)

The donation fee for sponsoring a water-wise workshop is R7 500. This donation goes towards preparation work with the beneficiary site, expert facilitation of the workshop, materials needed, light snacks for your group and the school group. All additional funds after the above costs go towards larger water collection infrastructure for our beneficiary sites that we are saving up for.

Sponsor and join a community greening day (from August 2018)

The donation fee for sponsoring a community greening day is R20 000. This donation goes towards preparation work with the sites, expert facilitation of the day, plants and trees, tools and materials needed, light snacks for your group and the school group. The fee also covers our ongoing relationship with the site including continuous education, maintenance, monitoring and evaluation. You can find more information on the development of our adapted Urban Greening Programme here

Please contact us for more information on contributing towards and getting involved in the Urban Greening Programme.

If you sponsor and join us for a water-wise workshop, your day will look something like the programme below (subject to adaptations):

  • 9am 9:30am: Arrive at the site and introductions to school students
  • 9:30am11am: Practical water-wise workshop activities in groups
  • 11am – 11:20: Short break
  • 11:20 – 12:00/12:30: Roundup of water workshop, wrap up, feedback and closing ceremony 
  • 12:30/13:00: Departure 

TAX DEDUCTION

The Greenpop Foundation is a registered non-profit (NPO) and public benefit organisation (PBO) that issues donation receipts and a Section 18A Certificate at the end of the tax year to be used in your tax returns. Please see our Section 18A terms and conditions here. 

  • SARS PBO Number: 930050622
  • Social Development NPO Number: 151-411 NPO

SED POINTS

Greenpop is verified as a Socio Economic Development Beneficiary with contribution recognition of 100%. A company can thus claim the full value of their contributions to Socio-Economic Development (SED) spend for funding our Urban Greening Programme.

What our beneficiaries are saying…

“This is a great learning experience for the children. They will learn something today that they will never forget; it is the lessons outside the classroom that stay with you. The children will leave a legacy at this school that they will tell their friends and children about.”

JEROME AMERICA, VICE-PRINCIPAL, THE HAGUE PRIMARY

 

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What our donors are saying…

“Thanks for an informative, interactive and meaningful experience! And for the great connections made… Something both the youngsters and adults will remember!”

TSHIAMO, EMERGENT ENERGY

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum number of people I can bring on my community greening day?

There is no minimum number. Please contact us for more information.

What is the maximum number of people I can bring on my community greening day?

We can generally accommodate a maximum of 30 people at one site. However, if you have a larger group we would be happy to organise community greening days at multiple sites. 

Can I select a location for my community greening day?

Our team uses careful discretion when choosing the sites where we work so, unfortunately, we cannot always accept requests for community greening days to take place at specific sites. However, if you have a particular under-greened neighbourhood in mind for your planting day, please do let us know and we will do our best to find a suitable site in that area. If you would like to suggest a specific school or community space to be added to our programme you can do so here.

How far in advance should I book my community greening day?

The Greenpop team requires at least 2 weeks to plan a community greening day (ideally more where possible). Please keep this in mind when selecting your ideal date.

How is the local community engaged during a greening day?

During our community greening days, we try to ensure that there are an equal number of volunteers and local community members in attendance. This ensures that there is an opportunity for meaningful engagement from both sides throughout the day. 

How many trees can we plant at one site?

We try to plant an amount of trees (and plants) that suits the site and that they are able to care for effectively with limited resources*. For this reason, we prefer not to let groups determine the tree numbers but rather work according to what is best for the beneficiary site. For a small plant day (5 to 10 people), we will match you with a small site and could plant between 10 and 15 trees. For a medium plant day (11 to 20 people), we will try match you with a medium site and could plant between 15 and 20 trees. For a regular plant day (21 to 30 people), we will try match you with a larger site and could plant up to 30 trees.

*Please note that Greenpop has suspended tree planting during our community greening days due to the drought in Cape Town. We will resume planting once the rain comes. 

What does my donation fund?

In order to run a memorable and impactful engagement day for your group, Greenpop requires a donation towards our Urban Greening Programme. 

Sponsor and join a water-wise workshop (Feb to July 2018)

The donation fee for sponsoring a water-wise workshop is R7 500. This donation goes towards preparation work with the beneficiary site, expert facilitation of the workshop, materials needed, light snacks for your group and the school group. All additional funds after the above costs go towards larger water collection infrastructure for our beneficiary sites that we are saving up for.

Sponsor and join a community greening day (from August 2018)

The donation fee for sponsoring a community greening day is R20 000. This donation goes towards preparation work with the sites, expert facilitation of the day, plants and trees, tools and materials needed, light snacks for your group and the school group. The fee also covers our ongoing relationship with the site including continuous education, maintenance, monitoring and evaluation. You can find more information on the development of our adapted Urban Greening Programme here. 

Please contact us for more information on contributing towards and getting involved in the Urban Greening Programme.

    Is my donation tax deductible?

    Yes. Greenpop Foundation is a non-profit (NPO) and public benefit organisation (PBO) that can issue a Section 18A certificate at the end of the tax year to be used in your tax returns. Please see our Section 18A terms and conditions here

    Want to learn more?

    ENQUIRE NOW

    Greenpop Foundation NPC is a registered non-profit organisation. Registration Number (NPO): 151-411 NPO.

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