Algoa Bay Council For The Aged Nelson Mandela Bay
National Lotteries Commission Lotto Funded

Skills Development

Putting the fun back into fundraising

Putting the fun back into fundraising

Our skills development initiative designed to  stimulate creativity and supplement  pensions on a profit sharing basis, started off with 15 ladies from Walmer Gqebera and developed to include residents from Buffelsfontein Village and elderly from the surrounding communities.  Empowering them to utilise their inherent creativity, learn from each other, and transfer their newly acquired skills to their families and grandchildren. The ladies range in age from 50 to 94 years and this project has instilled a sense of pride and achievement that is clearly visible as each article is completed. Donations of wool, sewing accessories and cotton, embroidery accessories and yarn, colourful bits of material, stuffing for soft toys and scatter cushions, batting and knitting and crochet  accessories and yarn will be appreciated.  

We encourage older persons to participate in all and any projects that keep them active. The Creative hands Competition an ABCA initiative launched in May 2018 is one such project that provides the opportunity to make toys for needy children and win super prizes at the same time.  If you can assist with materials like wool and or wood so that the elderly gents can also participate. The closing date for 2018 is August 30th.  This project benefits the older person by keeping him or her busy and the needy child who receives a welcome Christmas gift. 

If you can assist with materials like wool and or wood so that the elderly gents can also participate.

Contact our Pro/Funraiser on 041 3688434 or  if you can assist with this project. We will gladly fetch any donations should transport be a problem


Packing 75 000 Ludo games for a company and doing it gladly because the funds raised purchased a new industrial gas stove for the Service Centre Kitchen. 91 Elderly volunteered and assisted with the project that took 3 weeks to complete. The company has agreed to assist us with future fundraisers similar in nature.  The elderly can’t wait because they really enjoyed being kept busy. It gave them a sense of purpose.

We have also been involved in dressing and packaging the Bongani Doll and the old folk have discovered that playing dolls at their age can be a lot of fun. 

How can you help How can you help

Become a member of Algoa Bay Council for the Aged and make a rewarding contribution to your community.

What is donor deductable status? What is donor deductable status?

Algoa Bay Council for the Aged has donor deductible status by virtue of being a register Public Benefit Organisation. This enables ABCA to, under restrictive conditions, issue 18A receipts for donations of a specific type and nature. Not all donations will qualify for 18A status and the qualifying criteria are as determined by the SA Revenue Services in legislation.

Sponsors & Donors Sponsors & Donors

Thank you to all our ABCA Sponsors & Donors.