Get Involved

To get involved in this life-changing initiative with the enormous social impact, contact the Rara Avis Foundation today or find our banking details below. The Rara Avis Foundation is registered as a non-profit company and public benefit organisation.

General Queries

info@rara-avis.org

Lili Niemann

082 570 0448

lmniemann@iafrica.com

Linda Harwood

083 310 0750

linda@harwoodevents.co.za

Make a Difference

DEVELOP A LEADER OF TOMORROW

Partner with Rara Avis Foundation to develop the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Sponsor a scholar who is focusing his/her tertiary education on a degree that would be beneficial to your organisation – and invest in a future employee. Find out more about our scholarship partners. Contact  info@rara-avis.org if your corporation is interested.

SPONSOR A RARA AVIS FOUNDATION PROGRAMME

Mentorship, Entrepreneurship or Community Outreach. Find out more about our different education programmes and how they change lives. Contact  info@rara-avis.org if you would like to invest in a programme.

 OFFER VACATION WORK

Offer vacation work, internship or job placement opportunities to our scholars and help them start their careers. Contact  info@rara-avis.org to offer a job placement to a future employee.

Donate with EFT

STANDARD BANK

Legal entity name: ED - U - COLLEGE PORT ELIZABETH

Name of account holder:  RARA AVIS FOUNDATION

Account number:  071053751

Account type: BUSINESS CURRENT ACCOUNT

Branch: SEA POINT

Branch code: 024109

Branch code (electronic payments) 051001

SWIFT address SBZA ZA JJ

Get a MySchool Card

Rara Avis Foundation is a beneficiary of the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fundraising programme since 2010.

What is MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet?

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is South Africa’s biggest community support programme which raises funds for schools and charities in order to improve education and social development.

We ensure that, through a stringent application process, we carefully select scholars with academic potential, who will be able to thrive in our private education centre.

Applying is easy

  • Apply for your MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card online or simply phone 0860 100 445 or download an application form. You can also get your card at any Woolworths store.
  • Swipe your card at retailers across the country every time you shop.
  • The store will donate a percentage of your purchase to Make A Difference Leadership Foundation, on your behalf.

How does MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet work?

  • Nominate Make A Difference Leadership Foundation as your beneficiary.
  • Swipe your card whenever you make a purchase at any partner store (these include: Woolworths, Engen Quikshops, Toys R Us, Waltons, Reggie’s, kalahari.com, Power24 and more).
  • The partner will donate a percentage of your purchases to Make A Difference Leadership Foundation

Benefits of having a MySchool card

  • Raise funds without it costing you a cent.
  • Receive exclusive discounts from selected partners, such as WRewards at Woolworths & Special offers from partner stores. You can find the latest special offers for cardholders here.
  • Receive a monthly statement via email showing you transactions and how much your beneficiary has raised.
  • You can use your card at over 1 500 different stores. Find the partner stores in your area here.

Contact MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet:

Website: www.myschool.co.za
E-mail Client Services: cs@myschool.co.za
Telephone: 0860 100 445
Fax: 0866 822 833

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this donation tax deductible?

Yes, Rara Avis Foundation is a registered Public Benefit Organisation in terms of section 30 of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962. Therefore, donations to the organisation are exempt from donations tax in terms of section 56(1)(h) of the Act. Section 18A(1) of the Act provides for a deduction in terms of donations made in the form of cash or certain types of assets made, inter alia, to PBOs approved under section 30(1). This is provided that the donor is in possession of a valid receipt and that the donation does not exceed 10% of taxable income, that the donor provides a postal address, that donations are unencumbered (unconditional), that there are no contractual obligations that need to be fulfilled and no deliverables to be met in return and that Rara Avis Foundation must be free to use its discretion as to how the donation will be utilised.

Can I donate online in a currency other than South African Rands?

Yes, all international donations can be made with a Visa or Mastercard. Please send an email to info@rara-avis.org if you have any questions or concerns, we will assist you further to complete an international donation.

Do international donations receive tax certificates?

For international tax certificates and donations, please send an email
to info@rara-avis.org and we can assist you further.

What will my donation be used for?

Donations are contributed accordingly to what is needed at Rara Avis Foundation to continue supporting and developing our future leaders.

Can I receive B-BBEE points for donation?

Yes, Rara Avis Foundation is a level 1 B-BBEE Contributor. Contributing 1% of your net profit after tax to our organisation will achieve the full score of 5 points for socio-economic development spend.

What about skills development?

The revised codes make it possible to contribute up to 6% (up from 3%) of payroll (leviable amount) to either employees or non-employees or a combination of both. Through our scholarship programme, corporate funds split over the economically active population and allocated to bursaries for our scholars (above age 16 through tertiary level) qualify as skills development spend. By contributing to our programme, you can achieve points for category A (bursaries) on the Skills Development priority element.

How could I donate or fundraise in other ways?

We are always eager to support new, and unique, fundraising initiatives and have many generous individuals who do so. We also have plenty of fundraising events a year in running, cycling and golfing events and art auctions – both national and international. Please send us an email at info@rara-avis.org and we can assist you further with any ideas, or share our upcoming events calendar with you.

Are you a registered nonprofit organsation?

Yes, we are, we are registered in South Africa. Our registration details are:

Ed-U College (Port Elizabeth) NPC, trading as Rara Avis Foundation, is a registered Non-Profit Company in terms of the Companies Act with registration number: 1995/011813/08 and Public Benefit Organisation registered in terms of the ninth Schedule of Income Tax Act with registration number: 130000514 and a Non-Profit Organisation registered in terms of the Non-Profit Organisation Act with registration number: 056-890-NPO.

Other Questions ?

Send away! Please send an email to info@rara-avis.org and we can assist you further.