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If you find it rewarding to help others in need, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to make a difference at KZN Care Association. Our residents are among the most vulnerable members of society. Frail elderly souls who are reliant solely on small pensions … people with disabilities … and children severely affected by cerebral palsy. Most of these children have been abandoned and placed here by the state. They have no one else to love them and nowhere else to go.

Please choose how you will reach out to provide some comfort, and  let these old and vulnerable people know that they do matter.

Get a myschool card

Give the painless way! Simply add KZN Care Association to your MySchool Card (you are allowed up to 5 beneficiaries) and a portion of whatever you spend at participating retailers (Woolworths, Builders, Engen, and others) is donated to us every month. It costs absolutely nothing to get a MySchool Card – or get the App on your phone – and you don’t pay anything extra when you shop. You even benefit from instant savings of at least 10% on over 1000 items with Woolworths WRewards! South Africa’s leading community loyalty programme, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet has distributed almost R40 million already this year to schools and charitable causes. Help us get a share of the funding!
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Gifts of cash, especially regular monthly contributions, are the easiest way to make a significant improvement in the lives of those most in need.

Old age pensioners and disabled children who have been abandoned here have no one else to provide essentials like food, clothing and toiletries – as well as the odd treat. Your kindness will be appreciated more than you can imagine.


The fastest way to donate. Simply scan the code below to pay via your Zapper App!

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Add KZN Care Association to your list of online banking beneficiaries, and set up a monthly recurring payment. As little as R100 or R200 adds up to a whole lot of caring!


Account holder: KZN Care Association
Bank: First National
Branch code: 22126
Branch: Musgrave
Account No: 509 0125 5816
Reference: Please use your surname or Company name.

Please email proof of payment to so we may thank you for your generosity.


We are always in need of items like non-perishable foodstuffs, toiletries (including adult disposable nappies), cleaning products, bedlinen and household appliances, as well as hardware and tools for maintenance and gardening. Gifts in kind may be dropped off at our Home, or call us for collection of large loads.

Second hand items in good condition that can be sold in our Thrift Shop are also most gratefully accepted. Why not have a clear out at home or at the office and donate your unwanted items today.

Proceeds from the Thrift Shop provide us with an income towards the cost of caring for our residents; the shop also enables residents to buy affordable clothing, books, linen, kitchen utensils, crockery and ornaments. It’s a win-win situation – and it starts with you!



Donate your time and skills. We are always in need of maintenance services for our Home – handyman, electrical, plumbing, painting and gardening services.

Perhaps you could help out in the office, sorting or pricing items for our Thrift Shop, or with fundraising activities?

Or you may find your greatest reward spending time with our residents, encouraging them to join in activities such as singing, dancing, baking, arts and crafts or exercise classes.


Every day we dish up 250 meals to frail, semi-frail and disabled residents who are unable to cook for themselves.

We are grateful to caring donors who undertake to provide all the meals needed for one day – either by cooking, preparing and delivering 250 portions of food … or by sponsoring the ingredients (at R10 per person).

Book ‘your’ day on our calendar – possibly on your birthday or other significant date – and celebrate by giving elders in need the gift of a hearty meal.

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Donation Total: R2 500.00



Raise funds for KZN Care Association by participating in a marathon or cycle race and asking friends, family and business associates to sponsor you. Or suggest they donate towards the care of our elderly and disabled residents instead of buying you gifts for your birthday or anniversary.

It’s quick and easy to set up a fundraising page on GivenGain or Backabuddy. Your friends can sponsor you online – and the money you raise goes directly to us (less a small fee) so you don’t have to worry about handling cash.

SPread the word

You can also help by sharing our social media posts, and encouraging friends and business colleagues to support our efforts to care for the most vulnerable members of our community.

We are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.


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Have you considered a gift in your will to a charitable organisation?

You may not be in a financial position to make a donation right now but please consider leaving a gift in your Will to help us care for less fortunate elderly people who consider KZN Care Association as home.

Many of the elderly folk in our care find themselves in dire financial straits, often through no fault of their own. 

It is a fact that people are living longer and outliving their financial plans. Government grants only partially cover the true cost of living at the KZN Care Association.  Our elders become like family to us so we must find ways to meet these costs so that they can remain within their safe space and with the friends that they have made.

Some of the common fears amongst the elderly include loneliness and isolation, the inability to manage their own activities of daily living, loss of independence, declining health, running out of money and strangers caring for them. We recognize these fears and respond by providing more for our residents than a roof over their heads, running water and a meal. 

For those with disabilities and those in advancing years, the KZN Care Association provides a sense of security, of community and most importantly – a caring environment to call Home.

A gift in your will to less fortunate people living at the KZN Care Association will be a lasting legacy.

Please contact our Executive Director on 031 2051351 or at to discuss leaving a bequest.


Established in 1949, the KZN Care Association (formerly Natal Settlers Memorial Homes) cares for 354 elderly adults – ranging in ability from fit and active to frail, mentally and physically disabled – as well as children and young adults severely affected by cerebral palsy.

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Established in 1949, the KZN Care Association (formerly Natal Settlers Memorial Homes) cares for 354 elderly adults – ranging in ability from fit and active to frail, mentally and physically disabled – as well as children and young adults severely affected by cerebral palsy.

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