we are making brave tubs of love for those living rough on our streets...why? because many are there because they have experienced serious trauma, chronic disease, serious injuries, gender based & domestic violence, lost their jobs

some because they suffer addiction or have been turned out prematurely from Rehabs and hospitals due to Covid19, some are refugees...we've done all the work to make it super easy

and really meaningful for YOU to lighten someone's heart too...

at brave, we've served those in need daily for decades so we have close relationships and insights into what is really useful, lasting & has the least environmental impact - rather than a cash handout that often feeds a habit.

we are filling our used yogurt containers (yep, most of us have them) with simple, low cost yet very precious items for those who have fallen on hard times...

but any used tub that seals will do -

why in a tub?because you can use it to store food from food banks & soup kitchens to store clean water - a rare thing in a City and it's great for storing valuable items, especially identity documents, Social Security & clinic cards, from the elements

so whats inside a brave tub of love?


mints or biscuits

easy to dry socks

anti-bacterial soap

toothbrush (child size fits best)

a cotton facecloth

lipbalm, especially in winter

a clean face mask (cotton is best - we all have them lying around)

many of us have plastic spoons or knives & fork sets

from takeout delivery cluttering our cupboards...please don't buy new ones -

it's so nice to add if you have them, a meal tastes much better when you can enjoy it in a dignified way.

keep a few of your brave tubs of love, in your bag or car ready to hand out when you see someone vulnerable.


please consider donating to brave.

if you're in SA you can EFT your donation, we are a registered NPO & so we issue Section18A receipts you can redeem from SARS with your personal or company tax return.




ACC NO – 62243979715


or donate now via credit / debit card and paypal here...

click here to download a sheet of print ready gift tags for your brave tubs of love...

read & download our brave foundation trust document here

Interested donors, funders & corporates, can request our formal proposals for our Mixed Ability Retreat, our audited financials & annual reports here

Msimo A Badimo Margerman handing

over his first donation for our brave

TB/HIV program in Nyanga.

We are happy to say he continues his support and has changed the lives of

our Nyanga braves for over 7 years now.

brave also receives support from

The Rolf-Stephan Nussbaum Foundation.


Most touching are the regular donations from our braves who have themselves been through brave therapy and make contributions from their own disability grants so that others receive the same


“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

Nelson Mandela