Organisations We Support
St Josephs Home
St Joseph’s is a non-profit paediatric intermediate care facility providing post-acute palliative, restorative, rehabilitation and respite care ‘ A bridge from hospital to home, where we believe that every medically fragile child has the right to excellent holistic healthcare, delivered in the spirit of Christian love and devotion'
Clay Café has forged a meaningful partnership with St. Joseph's Home in Cape Town. As part of this commitment, Clay Café donates 10% of all ceramic sneaker sales to the home, bolstering its essential mission of care and support to their live-in child patients. Furthermore, during the chilly winter months, we extend our compassion by providing warm blankets for the wards, ensuring the comfort and well-being of those under the home's care. This enduring collaboration stands as a testament to the power of local businesses coming together to make a positive impact on the lives of the less fortunate in our community. To date: R15 500 has been donated toward St Joseph’s Home
Ziyaad’s Skate School
'A thriving and inclusive community project that supports public spaces that encourage interaction.' Ziyaad dedicates his time to running a free after school program at Eyethu Skate park.
Our sense of community extends beyond our studio walls. It brings us immense joy to share that we've teamed up with the wonderful kids at Ziyaad Skate School in Hout Bay.
Our partnership is built on the spirit of giving, and we've found a heartwarming way to make a difference. We donate a monthly monetary retainer towards food, lessons and skating gear for children from communities in Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg. For ceramics that, regrettably, go uncollected after the three-month period, we're excited to see them find new homes with the children at the skate school. We cherish every chance we get to paint smiles on young faces through education and play. So, every visit to Clay Café not only kindles your creativity but also brightens smiles in our incredible community.
Community Cook Up(Founded 2017)
NGO feeding scheme based in Hout Bay ‘Our ethos is to provide home cooked, healthy ands nutritious food made with love. One day we hope to ensure that no child in Imizamo Yet goes to sleep hungry’
At Clay Café, our commitment to the community is a guiding principle that we wholeheartedly embrace. In partnership with the Community Cook Up Project, we embarked on a mission to prepare a staggering 35 000 meals, each infused with love and care.
These nourishing meals were distributed to those in need, acting as a warm embrace during challenging times. In addition to our culinary contributions, we also extended our support by donating plates and bowls, ensuring that these nourishing meals were served with dignity. It's our privilege to be a part of such a noble initiative, and we remain dedicated to continuing our journey of compassion and community support. Together, we can make a difference, one meal and one heartfelt gesture at a time.
'Our mandate is to educate and perform clinical screenings for South African women who have limited funds and access to medical facilities.'
At Clay Café, our hearts are painted in the vibrant shades of pink, and this October, we're proudly partnering with 'I Love Boobies' in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We're not just a place for ceramic creativity; we're a hub of support.
For every 'pink ribbon' item painted in our studio, we're donating 10% of the proceeds to fund breast cancer screenings.
Each breast cancer screening costs approximately R300 to screen one woman. I Love Boobies estimates that 37 000 South African women a year are living with undetected breast cancer, their chance of survival is just 40%. This initiative isn't just about painting ceramics; it's about painting a future with hope. We're committed to making a real impact, nurturing our community, and creating a world where early detection can save lives.
DARG(Domestic Animal Rescue Group)
DARG (Domestic Animal Rescue Group) is a pro-life, non-profit organisation that rescues, cares for, sterilises and re-homes previously abused, neglected and abandoned cats and dogs. DARG provides a crucial role for the communities of Imizamo Yethu, Hangberg and the greater Hout Bay area. ‘We give dogs and cats a second chance’.
In our picturesque enclave of Hout Bay, we've cultivated a heartwarming partnership with DARG, igniting ripples of compassion throughout our community. Our commitment to our furry friends is nothing short of remarkable.
With every purchase of our ceramic dog bowls, we proudly donate 10% of the proceeds to DARG, fortifying their noble mission of rescuing and rehabilitating animals in need. But our dedication doesn't stop there. We make sure that no bowl remains empty. Any dog bowls left unclaimed by our customers after the three-month period are lovingly collected and distributed to animal shelters in need. This gesture is a testament to our enduring dedication to the welfare of our four-legged companions. Our collaboration stands as a heartwarming example of how a local business like ours can join paws and hands with a noble organization like DARG to create a profound impact on the lives of our beloved pets and the compassionate souls at DARG. We're not just a café; we're a community with a big heart.