The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital is a specialist hospital in Southern Africa dedicated entirely to the care of sick children and children’s health. The Hospital is a public tertiary and secondary level referral hospital, which also provides critical training for medical professionals, and performs research into childhood diseases. Seriously ill patients from all over the continent are referred here for medical intervention from the dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to heal and cure. A third of the patients are under the age of one and sadly spend weeks or months in their hospital beds.
Since 1994, The Children’s Hospital Trust has been the independent fundraising arm, when the Hospital was threatened with closure due to a lack of funding. Since its inception, the Trust has supported the Hospital with upgrades to its buildings, the purchase of vital equipment and provision of funding for critical training and research programs.
The RE/MAX Foundation, together with RE/MAX Broker/Owners, Managers, Sales Associates and Administrative personnel raised a total of R200,000 by January 2017 and donated it towards the upgrade and expansion of the existing Out-patient Burns Clinic at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.
The original facilities were in dire need of an upgrade as it was old, worn and too small for the almost 150 patients that require attention daily. Up to 10 children required attention at a time and with three per examination bench. It was not only traumatic for the children but unhygienic and unsafe as well.
Their aim, since realised, was to create a more comfortable environment for the children who are going through a painful and scary process.
For more information visit www.childrenshospitaltrust.org.za
The existing facility, situated on the grounds of the Hospital, offers parents and caregivers the opportunity to be near their sick children. Due to the increase in demand, there was a critical need to increase the capacity and upgrade the out-dated facility to house more and more parents requiring a place to stay whilst their children are being treated. Daily parental support has proven to result in quicker recovery and shorter periods of stay for the young patients.
In May 2014, the RE/MAX Foundation donated R100,000 towards the upgrade.
Children with severe breathing difficulties require tracheostomies and/or permanent ventilation. This programme provides the patients with the essential tracheostomy and home ventilation equipment. The families are extensively trained to care for their children at home.
In February 2013, the RE/MAX Foundation donated R85,000 to procure a ventilator for a young boy, Yaqeen Siddiqi. Yaqeen unfortunately passed away, but his legacy lives on through the equipment that is still in circulation among patients receiving care at the facility.
Reach for a Dream fulfills the dreams of children between the ages of three and 18 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. No child should live without hope and for these children, the magic of childhood may be lost in the emotional, physical and financial strain of dealing with their illness.
Reach for a Dream tries to alleviate some of this strain, which affects the whole family, by creating a different environment for the child – one that is not focused on his/her illness. We would like children to find their laughter again and herein find the strength to live beyond their illnesses.
RE/MAX of Southern Africa and the RE/MAX Foundation, together with all the Broker Owners, Sales Associates and Support Staff, have donated in excess of R7,500,000 to this organisation over the past eight years.
For more information visit www.reachforadream.org.za
The Sporting Chance Development Foundation is a registered Non-Profit and Public Benefit Organisation. As sport breaks down the barriers of generations, cultures, race, gender and income levels, Sporting Chance was formed to use sport to positively impact the lives of children in South Africa. Today, Sporting Chance has grown to become one of the leading sports coaching and development organisations in South Africa.
Their goals and objectives are to provide opportunities for sporting achievement and personal development for as many children as possible as they are empowered to become competent, confident and responsible citizens of South African society.
Their mission is to provide the children of South Africa with a Sporting Chance.
Since 2016, the RE/MAX Foundation offered bursaries for two young individuals to attend the Western Cape Sports School. One of these boys sadly had to relocate early in 2018 and consequently dropped out of the program, but the other is reaching for the stars!
For more information visit www.sportingchance.co.za
Owing to his strong cricketing abilities, Hlumani was noticed by SACS College and asked to join for the 2018 school year. The RE/MAX Foundation is funding his annual school fees and keeping up-to-date with his progress.
Hlumani is adjusting well to the new curriculum and standard of work. It is no surprise that he is excelling at sport. In the third term he was selected for the Western Province u17A cricket team, as well as the SACS first XI team.
We encourage all of our independently owned and operated RE/MAX Offices around Southern Africa to support organisations within their local communities. Around 50 local community organisations receive support from the RE/MAX network. Our aim is to ensure that all RE/MAX Offices positively impact the lives of people in Southern Africa.
|RE/MAX 2000 - Group||Pathways|
|RE/MAX All Stars 1 - Group||AMCARE|
|RE/MAX All Stars 2 - Group||Angel Wings Care Centre|
|RE/MAX All Stars 3 - Group||Broken Wings|
|RE/MAX All Stars 4 - Group||Caring Angels|
|RE/MAX All Stars 5 - Group||Jasmine Lotus Foundation|
|RE/MAX All Stars 6 - Group||Johannesburg Children's Home|
|RE/MAX All Stars 7 - Group||Lerato Children's Home|
|RE/MAX All Stars 8 - Group||Loved Ones of God|
|RE/MAX All Stars 9 - Group||SPCA Alberton|
|RE/MAX All Stars 10 - Group||SPCA Germiston|
|RE/MAX All Stars 11 - Group||Stepping Stone Hospice|
|RE/MAX All Stars 12 - Group||Taking Hands|
|RE/MAX All Stars 13 - Group||Thanda Bantu Community Centre|
|RE/MAX All Stars 14 - Group||Vita Nova Centre|
|RE/MAX Blue Chip Realty 1||Dolphin House|
|RE/MAX Blue Chip Realty 2||Othandwani Home|
|RE/MAX Central - Group||Impilo Child Protection & Adoption Services|
|RE/MAX Dazzle||CANSA Relay for Life|
|RE/MAX Destiny 1||Huis Uitkoms (Down Syndrome Home)|
|RE/MAX Destiny 2||Academy for Canoe Development|
|RE/MAX Finest||Broken Wings|
|RE/MAX Infoglobe||Jacaranda Children's Home|
|RE/MAX Jacaranda||Pure Hope Kids|
|RE/MAX Jowic||Reach for A Dream|
|RE/MAX Masters - Group 1||Cradle of Hope|
|RE/MAX Masters - Group 2||Wings of Hope|
|RE/MAX One - Group||Elandspark School|
|RE/MAX One Hundred 1||11 Angels|
|RE/MAX One Hundred 2||Stop Hunger Now SA|
|RE/MAX Randgro Benoni 1||Buyani House|
|RE/MAX Randgro Benoni 2||SA Red Cross|
|RE/MAX Randgro Benoni 3||Salvation Army|
|RE/MAX Randgro Boksburg||Strelitzia Home for the Aged|
|RE/MAX Superior||Johannesburg SPCA|
|RE/MAX Adventure Properties 1||Africa Family Care Children's Home|
|RE/MAX Adventure Properties 2||SAVF Maroela Oord Tehuis|
|RE/MAX Adventure Properties 3||SPCA Lephalale|
|RE/MAX Bushveld - Bela Bela||Die Pos Kinderfons|
|RE/MAX Bushveld - Modimolle||Sonstraal Skool|
|RE/MAX Northland Realty||Polokwane Hoop vir Kinders|
|RE/MAX Wildlife Properties||The Disabled Village|
|RE/MAX Address 1 - Group||1000 Hills Community Helpers|
|RE/MAX Address 2 - Group||Highway Hospice|
|RE/MAX Address 3 - Group||LIV Village|
|RE/MAX Address 4 - Group||Shooting Stars Football Academy|
|RE/MAX Advance||Dirkie Uys Primary School|
|RE/MAX By the Sea||National Sea Rescue institute|
|RE/MAX Dolphin Realtors - Group||St Vincent de Paul Society|
|RE/MAX Executives||Mother Theresa Home Shallcross|
|RE/MAX Leading Edge||Khulisa Child Nurturing Centre|
|RE/MAX Midlands 1 - Group||Cerebral Palsy Association|
|RE/MAX Midlands 2 - Group||The Boake Family|
|RE/MAX Midlands 3 - Group||Wildlands Conservation Trust|
|RE/MAX Panache - Group 1||Greenwood Park Day Care Centre|
|RE/MAX Panache - Group 2||Reach For A Dream KZN|
|RE/MAX Panache - Group 3||The Robin Hood Foundation|
|RE/MAX Bay Properties||Reach For A Dream PLZ|
|RE/MAX Border 1||REHAB (for Persons with Disabilities)|
|RE/MAX Border 2||St Bernard's Hospice|
|RE/MAX Independent Properties - Group||MTR-Smit Children's Home|
|RE/MAX Kowie||Child Welfare|
|RE/MAX Property Professionals||Discovery Childcare Centre|
|RE/MAX Spandau||Huis van der Graaff|
|RE/MAX De Kloof||Salvation Army|
|RE/MAX Helderberg 1||Animal Welfare|
|RE/MAX Helderberg 2||Ntando Orphanage|
|RE/MAX Helderberg 3||Reach For A Dream|
|RE/MAX Home||Bright Start Hout Bay|
|RE/MAX Lifestyle Estates - Langebaan||Langebaan Community Police Forum|
|RE/MAX Property Associates 1||Alta du Toit Nasorg|
|RE/MAX Property Associates 2||Elundini|
|RE/MAX Property Centre 1||Cheshire Homes|
|RE/MAX Property Centre 2||Durbanville Childrens Home|
|RE/MAX Property Centre 3||Fisantekraal Animal Welfare|
|RE/MAX of Southern Africa Regional Office 1||Children's Hospital Trust|
|RE/MAX of Southern Africa Regional Office 2||Reach For A Dream|
|RE/MAX of Southern Africa Regional Office 3||Sporting Chance|
|RE/MAX of Southern Africa Regional Office 4||True North|
|RE/MAX Winelands||Amado Animal Assisted Therapy|
|RE/MAX Platinum 1||Laerskool Dawid Brink|
|RE/MAX Platinum 2||Neo Birth Crisis Centre|
|RE/MAX Legacy - Group||Dienssentrum vir Bejaardes|
|RE/MAX Horizon 1||Brits Rusoord|
|RE/MAX Horizon 2||GK Veilige Hawe|
|RE/MAX Horizon 3||Hartebeespoort Animal Welfare|
|RE/MAX Horizon 4||Huis Lesedi|
|RE/MAX Horizon 5||Meerhof Skool|
|RE/MAX Exclusive||Tassie Schoolbag Project|
|RE/MAX Coastal (Garden Route)||FAMSA Knysna|
|RE/MAX Eden (Garden Route)||Thanda Jesu Mission Centre|
|RE/MAX Lakes (Garden Route)||Elohim Gemeente - Karatara|
|RE/MAX Prime Properties 1 (Garden Route)||Born in Africa|
|RE/MAX Prime Properties 2 (Garden Route)||PAWS|
|RE/MAX Lifestyle Estates - Nelspruit 1 (Mpumalanga)||Bossies Community Centre|
|RE/MAX Lifestyle Estates - Nelspruit 2 (Mpumalanga)||Children in Distress|
|RE/MAX Sovereign (Free State)||SPCA Welkom|
|RE/MAX Property Specialists (Botswana)||Kgothatso Orphan Care Centre|