We established the Fair Cape Cares Foundation with the specific purpose of raising and disbursing funds to ensure the future sustainability of our three Fair Cape Cares Foundation beneficiaries. The beneficiaries are Atlantic Hope Baby Sanctuary, Durbanville Kinderhuis and Saartjie Baartman Centre for Abused Women and Children. We want to be involved in our community and play a meaningful role in supporting good causes and influencing positive change.
The Foundation is comprised of three external trustees who have been appointed to manage the affairs of the Fair Cape Cares Foundation. All administrative costs of the Fair Cape Cares Foundation are carried by Fair Cape Dairies which means that all monies donated are channelled directly to our beneficiaries.
Atlantic Hope Baby Sanctuary
Atlantic Hope was founded by Marilyn May, an Enrolled Staff nurse registered with the South African Nursing Council and a member of the Society of Private Nurse Practitioners of S.A.
She has over a decade of experience as a nurse in well-baby clinics, as a lactation counsellor, and as an Advanced Doula registered through WOMBS. She has successfully completed the Safe Care and Foster Parent Training Programme at Agape Community Services.
Marilyn is recognised by the Provincial Western Cape Department of Social Development as an approved safety parent, with a focus on child protection, and works closely with numerous Social Services in the Western Cape and surrounds.
Established in 2010, Atlantic Hope is a safety house for vulnerable babies, providing temporary and immediate placement in a safe and loving environment. We provide basic developmental, physical and mental care. Medical needs are prioritised, and babies are fed, kept warm, and given affection in a stable environment.
We are legally approved to house up to six babies at one time, for short stays. We aim to accommodate more babies for longer stays, providing care while legal decisions and proceedings determining the child’s future are conducted. This will require larger premises as currently we operate out of the founder’s home.
The Durbanville Children’s Home fills the gap in service-provision for vulnerable children by using dedicated, professional services to support children in need of care and their families, with the ultimate aim of restoring them to a healthy family relationship.
The South African reality is that millions of children are in need of support and care. One of the most pressing questions our country faces is how to provide a response that can be both loving and sufficiently large in scale.
The Home is situated in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. The intake of children falls within a 100 km radius of Durbanville, which includes farms, informal settlements, squatter camps and towns. The Durbanville Children’s Home is presently caring for 144 children between the ages of 2 -18 years.
The Home is one of the oldest children’s homes in South Africa. Its proud history spanning 136 years attests to its successful track record in caring for vulnerable children.
Saartjie Baartman Centre for Abused Women and Children
The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children (SBCWC ) is a one-stop centre for women and children who are survivors of abuse. Our vision is the creation of a safe and secure society and a human rights culture where women and children are empowered to exercise their full rights.
We provide the following services to women and their children who experience domestic and/or sexual violence:
- A 24-hour emergency shelter (safe accommodation)
- Short and medium term residential care
- Childcare services
- Counselling, mental health support, legal and economic empowerment services
- Children's counselling
- Research in gender-based violence
- Job Skills training
- Legal advice