How we help families through our programmes

We work individually with each family to understand their specific needs.

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Homeschool Hope

The Homeschool Hope programme offers parents who have chosen to homeschool their children a supportive environment in which to share their challenges and struggles as well as their success with other parents.

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Disability Ministry

The Disability Ministry programme partners with churches to assist them in becoming more inclusive and adjust their offerings to support the needs of individuals and families, young and old, who are impacted by various disabilities.

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Education & Sport

We empower kids with disabilities through education and sport.

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"We aim to give hope to individuals and families impacted by disabilities through creating awareness and providing opportunities that allow them to experience life to the fullest at home, in the community, in school and in the workplace."

We operate from a perspective of Christian values and ethos, celebrating others and acting out of love. We aim to uncover, develop and support the possibilities that arise from embracing the unique identities of our individuals and families and from recognizing the strength inherent in each of us.

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What can you do
to help our cause

We aim to give hope to individuals and families impacted by disabilities through creating awareness and providing opportunities

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We have various different ways you can donate.



We need all the hands we can get. Sign up to become a Raising Hope South Africa volunteer.

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Needs list

As an organisation, we have a list of materials or services we require.

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Hampers of Hope Testimonials

  • Jovita
    "From me and my family we would like to say a huge thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the food hamper. May God bless you and your npo and your family."
  • Janine
    "Thank you so much for Saturday morning... J had a lovely time with his buddy and is exceptionally proud of his creations.... The parent talk was very helpful with many things and I wish we could have more people connected to such talks and enrich so many more families lives... it's truly much appreciated. Many Blessings to you and everyone that came together to make the morning so special"
  • Natjwa
    "I received the parcel for my daughter. Thank you very much, really appreciate you and your teams effort to make a difference in our lives.  Keep up the good work and keep safe."
  • Tracy
    "Thank you so much for assisting my family and neighbor. What you are doing is amazing!! I hope one day this will all pass and I can lend a hand in some way. God bless."
  • Salema
    "I would like to thank you so much for the food parcels. I’m so grateful."
  • Chantal
    "Morning I received my parcels thanks so much how can u say thank u to the hampers of hope."
  • Rodney
    "Hi Goodday. Thank you so much for everyone involved in providing this hampers. Im feeling so grateful and blessed…its my birthday today. Just show what God can do. Thank you very much."
  • Zurina
    "Good evening dear. I just received my food parcel now dear. I just want to thank u very much for the parcel really appreciate dear. May God bless u all who gave the food parcel. May God bless urs to grow from strength to strength and to helo the community.  Thank u once again."
  • Natjwa
    "My name is Natjwa Bester, I received the parcel for my daugter Askifah Booley. Thank you very much, really appreciate you and your teams effort to make a difference in our lives/ Keep up with the good work and keep safe to you all. God bless. Thanks."
  • Janine
    "Hi Mary just wanted to say thank you so much for arranging this morning's talk/play! The talk was great for creating awareness of what we need to do. And the kids had so much fun - the volunteers were so awesome! We will definitely like to join again."
  • Kasiefa
    "Thank you so much for the hamper.  I really appreciate it very much … may God bless you."
  • Tamara
    "The Up Ministry of Raising Hope SA and Durbanville Baptist Church is very special to myself and my daughter, who has Down Syndrome.  One of the challenges of having a child with special needs is that it is often very difficult to enable her to have social interaction with other people who have special needs. Up Ministry has enabled her to have social gatherings where she is accepted and understood, a place where she feels welcome and can be part of something bigger. Not only does the Up Ministry provide for my daughter but also for me as a parent with special needs - it's so awesome to have a place where you can share your experiences, concerns and dreams with other parents who may not walk in your exact shame shoes but who follow roughly the same path.  While us parents know our children are being entertained and stimulated we get to share and learn not only from each other but from professionals. My daughter always gets really excited when it's time for an UP DAY as we call them- really these days are "uppers" for all of us, we always leave feeling happy and recharged.  Thank you so much to all those involved in enriching our lives."
  • Bronwyn
    "Good morning. From the bottom of my heart Thank You so much for the food May God bless you and your organisation."
  • Aaqilah
    "Good evening. I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart…. Don’t know how to xpress myself in words… I appreciate it very much…"
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Calling all sports lovers and those who would like to donate to our 2023 Cape Town Cycle Tour fundraiser:

Brett (AKA our board chairperson) and David (AKA our disability activist) are taking on their 9th Cape Town Cycle Tour on the 12 March.  As they ride the 109km route they would like your support in raising funds to provide food hampers to families impacted by disabilities.  Each hamper costs R450.  David is challenging you to donate in amounts with a 9 in it – Support him and make a difference in the lives of others

Follow this LINK to donate – THANK YOU!