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Lucky Shoes 200 is our 2020 pledges theme. Since 2012, Tom Ro Haven for Equines and Children has been an active presence in the equine and animal rescue world. Over the past years, our horse rescue charity has had many volunteers, members, visitors, and beneficiary partnerships, all supported by the founders and the financial gifts of those who care deeply about The Haven.

As you probably know, The Haven is currently in a time of transition. Much of the financial supporters in the past year have retired, received job transfers, or had their circumstances change. The loss of these strong supporters is a major challenge of our ability to fund The Haven budget for the upcoming 2020/21 year.

Lucky Shoe 200 Pledge 2020We approach this year’s budget challenges, however, from a position of great strength.  Thanks to your generosity, The Haven has survived from month to month. In light of this strength, we have set a goal of R600,000 for the 2020 Lucky Shoes 200 Pledges Campaign, a 60% increase to our current annual giving.

We believe a 60% increase to our annual giving is achievable if each of us takes time to reflect upon our commitment to loving-kindness, uplifting the children of our communities, and working humbly with our rescued champions. Please consider increasing your gift for 2020 or by making a gift for the first time.

We don’t need a binding contract.

We ask all to provide an estimate of your giving for 2020.
You will be encouraged to make a pledge of your giving for 2020.

We don’t need a binding contract.  What we need is as accurate an estimate as you can make of what you will give next year, whether it’s R100 or R200,000.  This allows us to make a reasonable budget for the year.

We’ll still send you statements to remind you where you are with your estimate, but we understand that sometimes circumstances change and some givers might not be able to give as much as they expected (and maybe some will be able to give more!).

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Give us your estimate of your annual gift using whichever of the following is easiest for you:


An increasing our annual giving by 60% will allow The Haven to:

  • Be assured that the monthly overheads and basic feed and health care are catered for.
  • Increase program funding, including meeting our commitment to the children of the communities of the Western Cape, and to come closer to our goal of having so many more programs available to those in need.
  • Employ a basic staff (Groom) at a fair wage that reflects their value to our community
  • Keep pace with the maintenance of our stables and paddocks, and build a maintenance reserve to prepare for unexpected repairs

Your Gift Matters

see the world through our eyesYour pledged gift enables Tom Ro Haven for Equines and Children to contribute to the needs of the local community, to help heal victims of abuse, victims of human trafficking, underprivileged children, to engage member volunteers in education and service, to maintain our property, and to pay our suppliers and staff.

The Havens’ leadership is also empowered by your gift to plan wisely for the short and longer-term. When people submit a written estimate of giving, The Haven teams can discern the amount of predictable funds available to maintain a responsible budget and plan for future growth.

Time and Talent Volunteers

How can you share your gifts of Time & Talent? The Haven has a number of ways you can. Check out Wayz2Help or the online Haven Helper form to connect your interests with our non-profit organisation. Someone will contact you shortly do discuss the best way for you to share your gifts.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I provide an estimate of giving?
    • There are several ways you can make a pledge; use the online pledge subscription; complete the Lucky Shoes pledges card handed to you or included in the media brochure, and returning it to The Haven office or hand it to a committee member, or contact the secretary at or 066 061-0480.
  • When can I provide an estimate of giving?
    • A pledge can be made at any time of the year for the remainder of that year; or during the annual pledge drive, which typically occurs between March and June, for the next financial year’s budget.
  • How do I give my gift?
    • You can create a monthly stop order payment on your banking profile to set up automatic giving, or set up and manage a recurring donation online via our Donor Shop and select to make secure PayFast (MasterCard, Visa or EFT) payments.
      You will be prompted to choose an option when you make your selection.
  • What’s the difference between online giving and making an online estimate of giving?
    • The online pledge is a simple way to tell The Haven how much you plan to give in the coming year. Online giving is one option to fulfill your pledge.  You may use our secure site to set up a recurring payment.
  • I take my commitments seriously. I’m thinking about pledging, but I’m concerned about my employment status. If I have a change in my status, can I adjust my pledge?
    • Yes, your estimate of giving can be changed or canceled at any time for any reason in a confidential way. Just contact our Secretary at or 066 061-0480.
  • I’m a young adult and don’t have a lot to give right now. Will my pledge of a small amount make a difference?
    • Yes! If everyone who hasn’t been giving committed to give (regardless of the amount), The Haven could surpass our current level of growth. Your gift makes a great deal of difference.
  • I have given faithfully in the past, but I have never made a formal pledge. Why should I?
    • We appreciate all gifts made to The Haven, but formal pledges help us financially plan for expansion, program education and outreach.
  • When does my estimate of giving amount go into effect?
    • The 1st day of the calendar month following notice of your pledge, or the month stipulated by you.
  • Will Tom Ro Haven send me statements?
    • Yes, if you give, you will receive a statement of your contributions for your tax records and to confirm the accuracy of our records.

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If you have any questions about giving or Lucky Shoes 200 pledges please contact Stephanie, our Secretary, at or 066 061-0480

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