Help us help these deserving grassroots organisation
We connect you and your childrens’ creativity and compassion to these SMALL ACTS that make a difference in a meaningful way to a child and help the grassroots organisations who care for orphaned and vulnerable children.
Join us in our community
Please come and join us in our Small Acts, Big Impact community, where you can meet founders of grassroots organisations doing remarkable work on behalf of the children.
Craft your compassion
If you are a crafter you can choose to crochet or knit and send squares to Knit-a-square South Africa where they will be made into blankets to warm the children.
Kids helping kids
Involve your children in our school’s program, KIDS HELPING KIDS or the individual activities you can do at home.
Share your favourite grassroots organisation
If you have a favourite grassroots organisation, please let us know how we can help support them.
Tell your stories
Beyond promoting the work of these grassroot organisations, where they often lack the resources to do so themselves, we also want to highlight the stories of you and your children when you make a difference.
Please share your stories on our Facebook page, of how you have supported a child or our grassroots organisations.
We will publish your story and share it on social media as an inspiration of what one person, or children, or a small community can do to make a difference in the life of a suffering child.
Knit-a-square South Africa
Knit-a-square is our primary project. It was co-founded by aunt and niece, Ronda Lowrie Sandy McDonald to warm and comfort some of the millions of children orphaned or made vulnerable by disease and poverty. Ronda runs Knit-a-square South Africa with the help of a world wide community and many dedicated volunteers in South Africa and around the world.
They ask that you knit an 8″ square (20cm) and send it to KAS in South Africa, where they are made up into beautiful warm blankets and wrapped around the shoulders of small children who live in great poverty in shack settlements.
The community runs monthly themes for the square knitting and crochetting. You can find all the details on how to knit and send your squares, and make beanies, jumpers and toys on the website.
ZANE Zimbabwean National Emergency
ZANE is a UK and Australian based charity. ZANE Kids supports a number of projects in Zimbabwe aimed at improving the lives of thousands of children living in extreme poverty.
These projects include providing pop-up classrooms in townships, paying for essential classroom equipment, funding teaching mentors, a clubfoot correction program and providing hearing aids for deaf children.
They encourage school children using their creative problem solving to help raise US$320 to cover the cost of a clubfoot correction program or US$640 for the gift of sound.
HUG – Help Us Grow
HUG – Help Us Grow’ is an Australian-based not-for-profit organization which works to implement and support sustainable community projects in the beautiful rural villages of Uganda in East Africa.
Through ongoing partnerships with local communities in Australia, they have established grassroots agricultural, educational and health based initiatives which have made a sustainable difference in the lives of Ugandans.
We are working with Helen Brown, founder of HUG, on our In the Bag project for Kids Helping Kids. It includes several initiatives that help children make meaningful change in the lives of other children.
Rafiki Mawema helps those vulnerable children who are victims of sexual abuse in Kenya and break the cycle of abuse – one child at a time and help them live better lives.
They help the girls to understand their frightening experience and allow them to know they are not to blame. They work with families; in the communities; the schools; churches; villages; with the government officials to ensure the cycle of abuse is broken and children are able to live as children should. Rafiki Mawema are totally committed to supporting the children who have experienced things we could not even imagine and to help them heal their trauma.
We are in dialogue with Rafiki Mawema about how we can best help. We would love to supply blankets for the children and art and craft material for art therapy.