As you know times are really hard and even harder on the less fortunate.
Generosity consists not the sum given, but the manner in which it is bestowed”
One evening, after reading about 18 children sharing one toothbrush at an orphanage, Adele Segal decided to start a Section 21 non-profit organization together with her husband, Stephen and friend, Adele Mynhardt. They decided to call this organization, Point of Difference. In a world lost for love, hope is all we have now. It was only later that they realized that one toothbrush shared amongst 18 children was seen as fortunate or a luxury as most shelters/ orphanages don’t even have the privilege of owning a toothbrush, an item we take for granted.
For that reason we do not want to forget those in true need and so, Point of Difference was founded on the hope that we can help as many people, children and animals as possible and aid where there is a desperate calling.
Point of Difference Charity Organization has proudly made a difference at the following institutions:
Boikanyo Centre for Children with Disabilities
Point of Difference has been working alongside the volunteers at Boikanyo for the past 2 and a half years. We have improved and restructures their home, provided beds and bedding, fridge, microwaves, television, heaters, fans, paid electricity bills and provided for all their needs (Toiletries, groceries, clothes, toys and more). We even arranged for a reality show, Bar-One Manhunt, to help restore and repair the shelter and received televised exposure for the shelter because of the show. The total amount of donations to Boikanyo surpass well over the R80 000 mark.
Enquiries: JTS Maphage (We call her Supa for Superlady)
Registration nr: 045-757
Address: 3250 Leboneng, Temba, 0407
Sonitus School for hearing impaired children
Point of Difference set out to get sponsorship for 112 hearing impaired scholars at Sonitas school. A hearing piece has to be molded specifically for that child and costs R125 each. A total of R17 360.00 was raised! We were able to pay for two sets of batteries for each hearing aid as well.
180 Jan Coetzee street, Jan Niemandpark, 0186
Telephone: 012 800-1161/2/3/
A beautiful little girl. She was born 13 weeks too early, weighing in at 810grams! She is currently 3 and a half, but spend most of her days in therapy or at the hospital as she is diagnosed with West syndrome.. She doesn't even eat anymore, but gets her nutrition via a feeding tube in her stomach. She has lost 2kg's in 2 weeks. Weighing a mere 10kg's - 2kg's are life threatening. Her mom is devastated as she can not affort the medical treatment anymore. Needing all kinds of therapy, the pharmacy and hospital bills are endless and medical aid is long gone. Point of Differene have cleared her overdue pharmacy account of R4193.66 and have provided for Minke in the form of nappies and food, adding up to another R5500.
Orphaned babies were aided with a R8000 donation from Point of Difference.
The Adonis Musati Project
Point of Difference raised R6000 for the EEG for the Zim boy suffering from seizures. We were able to cover all his travel expenses as well as that of his mother.
We delivered personal hygiene packets containing a toothbrush, toothpaste, bar of soap, body cream, roll-on, face cloth and shampoo to each (210) individual.
113 Proes str, Pretoria Central, 210 neglected, disabled, mentally - or physically ill people.
Kids' Haven Shelter and Children's home
We delivered boxes full of clothing, kitchenware and shoes as well as 200 packets of crisps and chocolates as treats. We also gave each child (180) a personal hygiene packet containing a toothbrush, toothpaste, bar of soap, body cream, roll-on, face cloth and shampoo.
38 Cranbourne Avenue, Benoni
Moira Simpson (Contact person) - 011 4214222
180 children, 6-18 years of age, Destitute/neglected/ living on the streets
We delivered clothing, cleaning material, toiletries, food etc
728 31st. Avenue, Villieria, PRETORIA
Telephone: (012) 332-1366/7
Fax: (012) 332-3976
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Florida Glen Drummies
We sponsored R2000 for these players’ jerseys. Most of the players come from a disadvantaged backgrounds and have true talent, but financial difficulties have proven a set-back
Charlotte van Biljon, Chief trainer - Florida glen drummies, Tel: 076 823 8590
Rusoord Old Age Home Centurion
We delivered personal hygiene packets containing a toothbrush, toothpaste, bar of soap, body cream, roll-on, face cloth and shampoo to each individual.
Stage 4 cancer Neuroblastoma warrior’s medical bills were relieved by R2000 with the help of Point of Difference
Quadriplegic Rugby team (Murderball) benefited from a R2000 sponsorship from Point of Difference. Krugersdorp Tent Camp – Point of Difference sponsored 144 blankets
We were able to collect and sponsor 33 matric farewell dresses, shoes, make-up, handbags and two suits for disadvantaged scholars, so that they too, can have their Cinderella ball.
Orphanage in Wepener
Point of Difference sent off 150+ blankets.
Two House Fires
We assisted two separate families by getting back on their feet after losing all their belongings in house fires.
Point of Difference delivered hundreds of blankets to the SPCA.
Many lives were enriched and families were aided with financial contributions from Point of Difference. Sometimes it is the people close to us, who need the most help.
We saved the life of a neglected pony by assisting with a payment of R2000. He now has “parents” who care for him and love him.
Point if Difference contributed financially to various projects including crucial life-saving operations on animals. We assisted by homing various orphaned, stray or family-immigrating pets. We also partake in the Avon Breast Cancer Walkathon for four consecutive years.