Many of the families assisted by CMR PE come from communities in Port Elizabeth characterised by poverty, crime and substance abuse. This places extra pressure and negative influences on parents and their children putting them at greater risk. Whilst they are in need of emotional and physical support and protection, they are also in need of practical assistance such as nutrition.
Please see a list of some of the food items most commonly needed.
Many of the women and children assisted by CMR PE do not receive financial support from their: Partner / Spouse / Father. They are financially destitute either as a result of abandonment or escaping from abuse. Many are in need of clothing especially for their children – school and baby clothes are most commonly needed.
Branch: Port Elizabeth North
Branch code: 00 02 35 59
Account name: Christelik – Maatskaplike Raad, Port Elizabeth
Account number: 290-230-225
Type of account: current
Peer to peer fundraising for a specific cause has been on the rise in recent years. Individuals develop and host their own fundraising projects to support a charitable cause close to their heart. If you would like to stand up for children and familes at risk in PE you could choose to organize your own fundraising event or activity on our behalf. You could start:
“What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.” Spoken by Greek philosopher Aristotle over 2300 years ago, one of the most ancient quotes about volunteering offers proof that giving back to the community is hardly a new concept.
“Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” – Sherry Anderson
‘When A Person Plants A Tree Under Which He May Never Sit, You Know Civilisation Has Come To That Land…….’ Greek Proverb
Where there is a Will there is a way to make a difference – to show that you care.
Recent statistics by Giving USA are that bequests constitute 10% of overall charitable contributions, and is growing globally.
Globally Charitable legacies and Bequests have proven to be the backbone of many charitable organisations doing invaluable work for many generations under difficult financial circumstances and different economic times. Whilst personal and corporate wealth may come and go during diverse economies, bequests can ensure the lifeblood of many charitable organisations assisting those in need. For whilst economic trends and issues may change, the needs of those who suffer most, will always be with us.
Legacies of love and caring……CMR PE offers individuals in Port Elizabeth a credible, efficient and cost effective method to ensure that their gift continues to stand up for children for years to come.
A bequest to CMR PE will ensure that the organisation continues to provide services to prevent and protect children from abuse.
To take full advantage of these tax opportunities you can encourage your company and its clients to make donations to CMR PE – making us one of your CSI beneficiary partners.
In South Africa (SA) today, donations to good and important causes can benefit both individual and business tax payers. Supporting those in need can now go so much further! TAX DEDUCTIBILITY: SECTION 18 A (1) (a): Taxation Laws Amendment Act 30/2000:Section10 (1) (cN) of the Income Tax Act.
The amount donors can deduct from their annual personal and company income tax is a maximum of 10%! But only for donations made to SARS approved Public Benefit Organisations (PBOs) like CMR PE.
This means if your annual income tax is R20 000 per year you can take 10% off (R2000) and only pay R18 000 in tax – but only if you have donated that much or more to registered 18A Charities (PBOs).
A taxpayer making a donation in money or of property to a section 18A-approved organisation, is entitled to this deduction from their taxable income.
The South African Government has recognised that certain charities providing essential services to the community, are dependent upon the generosity of the public to survive. Encouraging that generosity, the South African Receiver of Revenue Services (SARS) has provided a tax deduction for certain donations made by taxpayers. The eligibility to issue tax deductible receipts is dependent on section 18A approval granted to the charity by the SARS Tax Exempt Unit, and is restricted to the approved Public Benefit Organisations (PBOs).
CMR PE is a registered PBO (Reg. No:18/11/13/320) CMR PE and is exempt from most taxes (Donations tax, Estate duty, Transfer duty, Dividends tax, Securities transfer tax (STT), Skills development levy, Capital Gains Tax).
CMR PE can issue tax deductible receipts to individuals and business donors for donations made towards its services.
Please click on this link for more information on the tax benefit
Please click on this link to see which NGOs are registered for donor deductability (as a PBO)
Social Development funding is still a contributor to the BEE scorecards and we urge companies in Nelson Mandela Bay not to turn their backs on us, but to continue to use Charities –in particular CMR PE as contributors to their scorecards.
Socio-Economic Development Contributions
For a donor to obtain socio-economic development (“SED”) points on its scorecard, it must make SED contributions to beneficiaries. SED Contributions must be for the objective of facilitating income generating activities for targeted beneficiaries. The definition section of the BEE Codes states that the objective of SED Contributions must be the promotion of sustainable access for the beneficiaries to the economy and it lists programmes such as development programmes for women, youth, HIV/Aids sufferers, education programmes, community training, skills de elopement, and programmes supporting arts and culture. This list is wider than the “facilitating income generating activities for beneficiaries”.
SED contributions can take the form of grants, payment of direct costs, guarantees or security for loans, preferential terms or prices for supply of goods or services or training and mentoring.
The rise of social media means that you can help spread the word about the work we do as well as share our needs with all your family and friends. Please like and follow us in face book. And tag us in your posts!
CMR PE – Social Media links