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If you’ve ever wondered what the Domino Foundation actually does… here’s your chance to #KnowYourNPO! This quarter we’re unpacking what the Domino Foundation does on a larger scale.

#1: We are a group of like-minded individuals that believe in the power of a changed life. We have a range of community outreach programmes that focus on the individual, to empower, uplift and transform their lives so they too can impact the nation and others around them. We currently impact the lives of just over 4000 individuals every single day, ranging from 0 to 18 years of age.

#2: We seek to assist and empower the neediest in communities to pave the way for a brighter tomorrow. Our dream is to equip individuals physically, emotionally, socially, cognitively and spiritually to enable purpose-filled lives.

#3: We manage focused interventions and initiatives operating into the spaces of education, nutrition, injustice, child support and business development. So depending on your company’s CSR policy and specific area of impact, we have a diverse offering across multiple geographic locations to suit your needs with the ultimate goal being the same: to empower, uplift and transform our communities.

#4: We believe that for effective social change to take place within communities, we need to work effectively in three key areas. Namely social charity, social justice and social entrepreneurship to holistically transform communities.

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#5: Over the years we have witnessed changed lives, changing other lives and we’ve termed this #TheDominoEffect. As we have impacted, uplifted and transformed an individual’s life, they have gone and transformed their immediate family’s lives, and they have gone on to impact and transform their community’s lives and so a beautiful ripple effect, or #DominoEffect of changed lives takes shape. We believe that you change a community, by changing an individual!

#6: We rely on support from a host of like-minded businesses, individuals, partner organisations, schools, churches, international supporters & activists and sporting enthusiasts. So if you know of any, start your own #DominoEffect and share the love!

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#7: We couldn’t do what we do without an AMAZING team. These people LOVE doing what they do and what nothing more than to uplift, encourage, support and transform people’s lives. Dedicated, inspired, driven and fun, our teams are truly the best around!

#8: Ways to support ALL

There are SO many ways for EVERYONE to get involved. Whether you’re in school, a group of interested staff members, corporate’s looking to satisfy your #BEE scorecard or simply an individual with a heart for others, there is space for YOU to join the #DominoEffect.

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#9: Our support process is super simple. SUPPORT > RECEIVE DOCUMENTATION > FEEL GOOD. Repeat!

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There’s so many ways to support Domino!

Did you know that you can support the Domino Foundation through a number of loyalty programmes?

Paint Experts Rewards Programme Paint Expert has a loyalty card whereby a certain percentage of your sale is discounted and redirected into a charity of your choice. The Domino Foundation is one of the charities and receives a voucher to use at Paint Expert during the year.

Litres for Education Litres For Education is an innovative initiative that offers the everyday South African an opportunity to support their local school, charity or community project on the amount of fuel purchased monthly. By supporting your local donor LFE service station you will be supporting your chosen beneficiary every time you fill up. Fill in the online form to become a LFE member and choose the Domino Foundation as a beneficiary. Every time you fill up a the preferred service station (map online) 10c per litre of your fuel purchase goes to the Domino Foundation.

MySchool The MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fundraising programme is one of South Africa’s biggest community programmes and allows cardholders to make a difference to a worthy cause without it costing you a cent! The Domino Foundation is on the loyalty programme which means every time you swipe your care at a number of retailers, a percentage of your sale comes to us! You can also check out our donte page that has a range of easy and safe options to donate to the Domino Foundation including once-off-transfers, a debit order system and a sms line.

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Competition Time – SMS and WIN!

Competition time! Yes – non-profits can run competitions, and this competition is possibly the BEST WIN-WIN there is! Not only do YOU stand a chance of winning an awesome getaway for two, but the child’s art that’s voted the best, will be kitted out for school next year (school shoes, uniform, stationery etc. whatever is needed!) KA-CHING!!!

So what’s the situation:

Win a trip for two to Umkhumbi Lodge!

The prize:

Win 2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast for 2 people at Umkumbi Lodge worth R3960.00. Umkhumbi Lodge is in the heart of Zululand and is a superb base from which to explore nearby cultural and historical landmarks, as well as fantastic animal encounters including Africa’s Big 5. Umkhumbi offers luxury accommodation in comfortable air-conditioned lodges in unspoilt natural bush. Go to www.thewetlandpark.co.za for more information on this magnificient getaway.

Vote to Win:

The Grade R learners of Zuzukuhle School (one of the beneficiaries of The Domino Foundation), have created beautiful artworks reflecting the theme “Anything you can dream of”. YOU are invited to vote by sms for your favourite artwork to qualify for the exciting chance to win the unbelievable getaway prize. This competition runs for the month of November 2012, so vote now to stand a chance to win this fabulous prize!

Sms DOMINO and your selection of your favourite artwork e.g. ART1, or ART2 or ART3 and your NAME to 41911 (sms cost of R1.50).

 

eg. DOMINO ART1 [full name]

 

We will call the winner on 1 DECEMBER 2012! All proceeds go toward The Domino Foundation projects!

The young artist whose painting is voted most favourite will be fully kitted for school next year. – HOW COOL?!

ART1 : Nomcebo dreams of a big house and car
To vote for ART 1, SMS; DOMINO ART1 [your name] to 41911 (sms cost of R1.50)

ART2: Nosihle dreams of a house and an aeroplane
To vote for ART 2, SMS; DOMINO ART2 [your name] to 41911 (sms cost of R1.50)

 

ART3: Wandile dreams of a bus full of people
To vote for ART 3, SMS; DOMINO ART3 [your name] to 41911 (sms cost of R1.50)

Competition Partners:
The Domino Foundation is a non-profit organization that assists and empowers the most needy in communities to pave the way for a brighter tomorrow. The Domino effect is achieved through focused interventions which include : The Domino Babies Home, The Domino Feeding Programme, The Domino Early Childhood Development Programme and The Domino Life Skills Programme. These programmes equip individuals physically, emotionally, socially, cognitively and spiritually to enable purpose-filled lives. More information on the Domino Foundation can be found on www.domino.org.za


Angel Projects works in conjunction with various non-profit organizations and manages fun team building events for businesses to allow them practical outworking in underprivileged communities. These team building activities counts toward companies CSI / B-BBEE scorecard points. More information on this opportunity to impact can be found on www.angelprojects.co.za

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And the Effect Keeps Going

Durban North-based non-profit organisation Indlela has unveiled its new name, The Domino Foundation, together with a new corporate identity and website, www.domino.org.za

However, the outreach programmes that have positively impacted the North Durban community under the Indlela umbrella over the past eight years will continue to assist and uplift the needy in our local communities, confirmed Mickey Wilkins, Chairman of The Domino Foundation. The four major programmes managed by The Domino Foundation are: The Domino Foundation Babies’ Home (previously Fairhavens); The Domino Foundation Feeding Programme; The Domino Foundation Early Childhood Development Programme; and The Domino Foundation Life Skills Programme. All these interventions aim to empower individuals in every facet of their lives and equip them to lead purpose-filled lives.

The need to re-brand our organisation stemmed from two main reasons. First, there are now a number of different NPOs using the name ‘Indlela’, which has caused some confusion in the Donor Community. Secondly, when we started in 2004 the name, Indlela, was relevant to what we did then, (i.e. our community in need, and in need of assistance) but today we are seeing the fruit of that work i.e. large numbers of changed lives and communities that are changing quite significantly. And so the creative re-branding process began.

“We wanted to ensure that our image and name accurately reflect what we do,” explained Wilkins. “We noticed that by working with individuals – be they homeless babies, hungry children, or disadvantaged school-learners – the positive changes we helped to effect in their lives had a domino effect on the lives of their families and, ultimately, their communities. Our new name and corporate identity encapsulates that ripple effect.” Wilkins was quick to add that apart from that, nothing has changed! “Our passion for, and commitment to, communities in need, our management team, the partners we work with, our solid reputation, and our work ethos remain the same. The Domino Foundation will continue to rely on partnerships with private and corporate donors to effectively impact beneficiaries of its programmes.”

To play a part in the Domino Effect, go to www.domino.org.za and view the online video.

Or catch us on: Facebook 
and Twitter: @DominoRSA

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