‘Tis the Season of Giving

This holiday season, we hope you will seek out opportunities to give back and support worthy causes that need your donations! In honor of #GivingTuesday, a global movement of charitable giving fueled by the power of social media and collaborations from around the globe, we ask that you consider helping some of our dear friends in South Africa who are in great need of support.

The Papillon Foundation was one of the first nonprofits we supported with the Investors Trust Responsibility program back in 2014. The Papillon Foundation holds a special place in our hearts as they welcomed us into their community in Johannesburg and amazed us with the powerful work they do. Recently, the Foundation lost its major source of monetary backing as the sponsor had to abruptly retract their commitment of funds to the organization. With this tragic loss, The Papillon Foundation will not be able to keep their doors open into the new year.

We kindly ask that, if you are looking to provide monetary donations for Giving Tuesday or the holiday season in general, you will consider our friends at The Papillon Foundation in South Africa and help them continue the good work for years to come.


About The Papillon Foundation
The Papillon Foundation is an independent, non-profit and non-denominational, a political Public Benefit Organisation with the following mission: “Papillon – Creating better tomorrows from the ashes of today.” The Papillon Foundation is dedicated to helping people in the communities surrounding Johannesburg, regardless of race, gender or age.

The Papillon Foundation was founded by Stephen Smith and his wife, Marian, who have dedicated their lives to providing training opportunities so unemployed and uneducated locals can have a better chance at obtaining a job, thus a better life. The Foundation offers computer and skills training, while also managing the distribution of donations to areas in need and providing a safe haven for the youth. They want to bridge the gap between graduation and obtaining a career. They provide the proper tools and professionalism to train members for a successful future.

The Foundation lacks many resources but makes great strides with what they have. Smith is optimistic and determined to provide the people of his community with the resources needed to build a better life. Learn more about this incredible foundation by visiting papillonfoundation.com.

About #GivingTuesday
#GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners— nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness. As a global movement, #GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another. Learn more at givingtuesday.org.