How do the donations work?

There are two options for your donations.

  1. Mask Donation. If you have fabric face-masks you wish to donate to an organisation. We will connect you. Please fill in this form.
  2. Monetary Donation for masks. If you wish to donate funds towards the supply of fabric face-masks for those in need, The Craft + Design Institute (CDI) will support the entire process on your behalf and arrange to donate to the charity of your choice. The CDI will provide you with the relevant 18A Certificate. Please fill in this form to connect with the CDI.

If I have fabric face-masks to donate, how does the logistics work?

If your business has fabric face-masks to donate, there are two possible ways that you can have them delivered.

  1. The Craft + Design Institute has an office near the V&A Waterfront (Cape Town), and any masks you wish to donate can be dropped off there by prior arrangement. The recipient NGO/NPO will then collect the masks from there, or the CDI will consolidate mask donations for the nominated charity.
  2. Your business may also deliver fabric face-masks delivered directly to the recipient NGO.

Who is The Craft + Design Institute (CDI)?

The CDI is a non-profit company with over 19 years of success in developing creative people, small businesses and the craft and design sector at large in South Africa. The CDI is a catalytic agent of change in the sector, and passionate about developing appropriately skilled, resourced and digitally proficient practitioners who can successfully leverage opportunities for growth and development.

The CDI currently supports over 5 600 businesses and individuals in the South African craft and design sector. The small businesses supported by the CDI range from start-ups to exporting enterprises and are based all over South Africa – from rural towns to urban centres. CDI’s services help these businesses develop the right product/service for the right market using appropriate business and production systems; and facilitates national and international market opportunities to help them grow.