The Johannesburg Wildlife Vet teamed up with Relate to create two beautiful bracelets for their charities, including pangolins and their wildlife care.
Johannesburg, South Africa – The Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital has done incredible work for the wildlife of South Africa. They treat all indigenous wildlife free of charge to ensure they receive the best care. That takes a toll on their finances, so the hospital regularly raises fund to cover their costs.
They teamed up with Relate to create two bracelets to help their charitable efforts. The hospital has always proudly cared for pangolins so, besides their own bills, they also wanted to raise much-needed money to protect the endangered species.
The Relate bracelets are handmade by South Africans like Gogos, Tatas and the youth. The bracelets offer a form of job creation for the people in need. As a 100% not-for-profit social enterprise, the majority of the revenue is donated to credible causes and invested in social upliftment programmes, with a focus on creating opportunities those involved, at every stage of a project.
“We have been working on a special project for some time now, and we are so excited to be able to share it! We are proud to be partnering with Relate Bracelets, another non-profit organisation to bring you our very own Relate bracelet! Relate bracelets are handmade and sold to make a difference and change lives. Each bracelet not only contributes to our hospital and the care of our urban wildlife but to train, employ and up-skill the Relate bracelet Makers, including the elderly, refugees and township youth.”
Their two bracelets are blue and bronze. The blue bracelet with the heart logo bead represents the hospital, and the proceeds of each bracelet sold benefit the hospital. The bronze bracelet was created especially to raise funds for their Temminck’s ground pangolin patients.
Johannesburg Wildlife Vet treats pangolins, and they are heavily involved in rehabilitation, release, and post-release monitoring of this highly endangered species.
“For the moment, they will be available at our hospital, R50 each, and are available in S, M and L sizes. (As a small team we are not in a position to courier bracelets just yet. Bracelets will be available in due course on Relates website though!) We would be thrilled if you would like to make a difference and create social change with us and Relate by purchasing some to sell in your vet practice/office/shop to add as the perfect Christmas stocking filler!”
If you would like to arrange to purchase one of their bracelets, you can contact the hospital via Facebook here.