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Duroplastic is committed to being a responsible and contributing corporate citizen.

We are currently involved with 11 organisations:

St. Luke's Hospice

St Luke’s Hospice provides palliative care to people who are approaching the end of their lives. A team of skilled professional staff
and volunteers improves the quality of life of these patients through early identification, impeccable assessment and treatment of
pain and the other physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the patients and their families. This is given, irrespective of the
patient’s ability to pay for the service. Duroplastic sponsors them with basins for their ongoing online auction.
Letter from St Luke's... click here


Home of Hope is a Designated Child Protection Organization which provides services for the safety, well-being and care of all children in need of it, with a holistic approach through protection, education and support with the aim of breaking the cycle of abuse.
Duroplastic sponsored them with Translucent roofing material for one of their buildings.


Three Wishes Foundation undertake various projects throughout the year and their major project is the Maranatha feeding scheme. Maranatha food kitchen is a project which was initiated in 2002. The aim of the organization is to help fight poverty and malnutrition in our community. This project currently provides a decent meal, 3 days a week to 120 people living in the impoverished area of Chatsworth (Western Cape).They prepare wholesome sandwiches every morning for 35 children to take to school and have to prepare meals 3 days a week, and prepare and hand out food parcels 2 days a week to the community... for more info of what they do, please contact Rene Jacobs.
e-mail: Duroplastic sponsored them with Translucent roofing material to complete their Veranda for their Food kitchen.
Letter from Three Wishes Foundation... click here


We make it possible for poor people who live in townships to grow and sell fresh, organic vegetables by providing the infrastructure, training and support they need to start and run urban-agri businesses. After nine years of hard struggle, Foodpods has been given a rare opportunity to upgrade its hub in the township of Phillipi. Unfortunately we don’t have a budget, so we are relying on donations and donations-in-kind to upgrade our site. This is our chance to demonstrate to the world that it is possible for people living in townships to lift themselves out of poverty by growing and selling fresh, organic vegetables to their community.
Duroplastic sponsored them with Translucent roofing material to cover an outside area so that their staff and growers have a place to sit for their training sessions.

Streetlight Schools is a registered non-profit organisation that is designing a low-cost, innovative primary school model to improve education to address the achievement shortfall in South Africa. Our unique approach focuses on enquiry, collaboration, exploration, relevance and the use of technology to teach and learn.
Duroplastic sponsored them with Opal roofing material for their education lab.
Letter from the Founder of Street Light... click here

The Lucky Lucy Foundation is an ambassador for animal anti-cruelty! We oppose any form of cruelty to any animal, be it kicking a
dog to inhumane methods of slaughter for human consumption. The Lucky Lucy Foundation was established on Jan 28, 2010 – after
Andre and Richelle found a dog tied to a railway line, trains had gone over her, her leg was severed and she was pregnant. They have
always been in animal welfare, adopting rescue dogs of their own as well as assisting different welfare organizations but when they
found Lucky Lucy their visions changed. Duroplastic sponsored them with Translucent roofing material to create shelters for the animals.
Letter from Lucky Lucy... click here

Where it all started ...
Denay Saunders is the founder member of Uitsig Animal Rescue Centre and herewith her story :
In February 2009, I opened a boarding facility on Uitsig Farm. At the time I was working at a vet in Brakenfell. There were so many stray dogs that people brought in, and with no facilities to keep them at the hospital, they came home with me. That is how the rescue centre started... click here for more
Duroplastic sponsored them with Translucent roofing material to create shelters for the animals.
Letter and gallery page from Uitsig... click here

AWSS stands for "Animal Welfare Society Stellenbosch" we are a non-profit organisation with the aim to serve the community of Stellenbosch and greater Stellenbosch by taking care of the community's unwanted, mistreated and neglected pets. We also advocate and promote the sterilisation of cats and dogs to curb unwanted breeding in an already overpopulated pet community. We sterilise, dip, vaccinate, deworm and treat illnesses of animals in our indigent lation.
Duroplastic sponsored them with Translucent roofing material to create shelters for the animals.
Letter from AWS... click here

Ark Animal Centre is the leading rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing shelter in South Africa, and is the only shelter that specifically caters for pregnant mom dogs and puppies.
We have a no suffer policy for animals in our care. Based in Fourways, JHB, we specialise in the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of puppies, pregnant mom's and small breed dogs from all types of backgrounds. We take in puppies from all over Gauteng and we home puppies country wide. We homed 100 dogs in our first 100 days – a first in welfare. Duroplastic sponsored them with Translucent roofing material to create shelters for the animals.

BARC Gansbaai Animal Welfare is situated in the Overberg Region of the Western Cape. Gansbaai is a small fisherman's community and we are dependent on outside sources to continue to maintain our success. BARC caters for approximately 7000 households over a 1000km radius. Our incomes derives mainly from our municipal contract for the care and board of community animals, lost and strays. We have a second hand charity shop that contributes toward the salaries of our employees, rent, vet accounts and general kennel upkeep. As any other Animal Welfare Organization, we rely on our supporters for donations of food, funds toward our vet account, maintenance and at this stage we are in critical need of funds for building and upgrades at our premises before the winter.
Duroplastic sponsored them with roofing material to create shelters for the animals.

For centuries the dog has been a companion and aid to blind people. Throughout the ages, art and literature have placed the dog at the blind person's side. There is a painting in the Louvre, in Paris, depicting a blind man and his "guide dog" painted by Chardin in the mid 1700's. There is also a wood-cut by H Nageli done in 1845 of a famous blind traveller, Jacob Birrer, and the small dog he had trained as his guide dog. The original guide dogs were smallish mongrel type dogs, rather terrier-like in appearance. They basically walked ahead of the blind person on a long rope. During World War 1 the Germans trained dogs... click here for more
Duroplastic sponsored them with Translucent roofing material to create shelters for the animals.