Pictured above: Our Garden Manager, Xolisile Majongolo, working with two of our beneficiaries in our vegetable garden at the centre (Photo credit: Michael Middleton)


We are opening our centre and vegetable garden every day from the 25 – 28th October from 13h00 – 14h00 as part of Garden Town Stellenbosch. We would love to meet you and tell you more about Love to Give’s vegetable gardens and our programmes.

Please book on the following link, or get in touch with us directly to let us know you’d like to come, and we’ll send you directions to the centre. Parking is limited so we’d appreciate you letting us know:

Garden Town booking

Pictured above: Mrs A-M Ferreira, Mrs E Mbambala, Mrs M Botha and Mrs W. Attwell


Our vegetable gardens were started in 2005 by the late Mrs Emily Mbambalala together with the women on our Tiger Brands Food parcel programme in order to add fresh vegetables to their diet and improve the health of the whole family. The ground was rock hard and it was not an easy task.

We were so grateful when Mrs Anne-Marie Ferreira with her extensive knowledge and passion for gardens offered to get involved. She enlisted the help of Mrs Wendy Attwell, and together with her team, they transformed the space by creating planter boxes from old vineyard wooden stakes. These boxes have been an invaluable structure for the vegetable garden, and they have over the years produced many harvests of seasonal vegetables for our beneficiaries.

Pictured also is Mrs Marietjie Botha. She ran our Sewing Programme every Tuesday for many years, donating twenty sewing machines to seamstresses in Kayamandi when she retired a few years ago. We were so grateful to her for empowering many women to start their own businesses in the community.

Today, the beneficiaries of our Food parcel programme continue to work in the garden under the direction of our Garden Manager, and many are assisted in starting their own vegetable gardens at home. We have workshops on permaculture gardening, making your own compost and Xolisile provides at-home mentoring support. We run a Gorgeous Garden competition twice a year, and have a ceremony to announce the winners, with prizes of garden tools, seeds and a cash voucher.

Pictured above: Mrs Pier Blommaert (retired Committee Member) handing out a prize to one of our Gorgeous Garden winners. Pictured on the ground are the Tiger Brands and Kavod Trust Food parcels.


Love to Give is a non-profit organisation and issues Section 18A tax certificates for all donations received. As a Public Benefit Organisation, donations are tax-deductible in South Africa.

Donate via EFT

Bank: ABSA
Acc. Name: Stellenbosch Community Development Programme
Acc. No: 406 384 1099

Donate via Given Gain
Donate via PayFast

Thank you for your interest and your support.

With Warm Regards and many thanks

Annabel and the team at Love to Give