Through Kids to Kids, the fishing company is raising funds to improve the intensive care unit at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, which serves children across Africa.
The Grootbos Foundation and Football Foundation of South Africa uses sport to lure youngsters in small Western Cape towns away from drugs, alcohol and crime.
The Choc Childhood Cancer Foundation does a crucial job in helping children with cancer and their families. It works with a six-step Circles of Care programme.
GEM volunteers spent some time at Ethembeni Children's Home in Doornfontein, helping to clean the home and spending quality play hours with the babies and toddlers.
In a massive, fast-moving initiative, Operation Hydrate has raised R55-million, enabling it to take almost 28 million litres of water to some of the most parched areas of the country. Corporates, civil society and the government have all joined forces in the three-week old drive.
Early childhood development is critical for proper cognitive growth and later schooling years. An organisation in KwaZulu-Natal has 30 years' experience in bringing much-needed ECD to underprivileged communities.
Make 2016 your year for doing something for others – and start as you mean to carry on. Already there are several volunteering opportunities planned at which you can earn GEMs for playing your part.
Every Saturday, children from the townships around Lanseria, in Gauteng, can spend the day at the Refilwe Community Project, learning and having fun. Through Play Your Part partner GEM, a group of volunteers helped to make and serve the food, and with the workshops and play time.