Charities

Just a click of your mouse and you can be doing a good deed

Every time you book online to sleep in one of our rooms, you have the option of selecting one of two charities to benefit from your stay. We then donate a percentage of your booking to the charity you have chosen. Whilst each individual amount may seem small, when you consider how many people stay at the City Lodge family of hotels, our contribution, thanks to all our valued guests, becomes quite considerable on a six monthly basis. So thank you for helping us make a significant difference in the lives of others - people and animals. You can certainly sleep easier in our beds knowing you've done your bit!

Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa

HPCA is a non - profit Association established in 1988 with nearly 200 Member Hospice sites throughout all 9 provinces of South Africa.

Our Vision is: "quality Palliative Care for all" and our Mission is: "to promote quality in life, dignity in death and support in bereavement to all persons living with a life-threatening illness by supporting member and partner organisations".

What is Palliative Care? Palliative Care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing life - threatening illnesses, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual. (WHO 2002) Community and Corporate Support: Hospices rely on community support (funding and volunteers) and financial assistance from organisations such as City Lodge because care is usually free to over 106, 000 patients.

"no end to caring"
http://www.hpca.co.za

Food & Trees for Africa

Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) has 21 years of greening experience through internationally recognised programmes.

Started in 1990, FTFA is a social enterprise that contributes to sustainable development through greening, climate change action, sustainable natural resource management and permaculture food security programmes. FTFA has distributed over 4 million trees, facilitated the creation of thousands of organic food gardens for the poorest and launched the first carbon calculator, the Climate Change Leadership Awards and the Carbon Protocol of South Africa.

Working in partnership - and with the support, endorsement and cooperation of government, the private and public sectors, aid agencies, organisations, media and individuals - FTFA implements: Trees for All, Trees for Homes, Bamboo for Africa, Food Gardens for Africa and EduPlant.
These programmes lead to healthier lives for impoverished communities, more sustainable green environments and increased environmental awareness. For FTFA's history, development partners, board members, patrons, employees, projects, products, media, financial statements and more, please refer to the award winning website: www.trees.co.za.