Online Community Art Fundraiser


Today marks the launch of CHOSA’s Community Art Fundraiser at http://chosa.org/fundraiser! We need your help to create a unique community art piece: a South African-themed digital mosaic! All proceeds benefit CHOSA’s work with orphaned and vulnerable children in Cape Town. How it works: Visit our fundraiser page to make an online donation. Each ten dollar donation reveals…

Hiring: CHOSA Programmes Fellow


Opportunity closing date: Friday, October 31, 2014 Opportunity type: Fellowships and Scholarships Children of South Africa’s (CHOSA) mission is to identify and support communities and community-based organisations (CBOs) that reach out and take care of orphans and other vulnerable children in South Africa. CHOSA takes a holistic and non-directive approach to community development which helps…

CHOSA announces exciting art raffle!


**Full details still to be announced!**On behalf of every child impacted by your giving to Children of South Africa, we thank you for your generous support over the years. It is because of your contributions that our partner organizations and grassroots community movements are able to provide orphans and vulnerable children with the love, nourishment, shelter, and…

CHOSA African Art Online Auction


CHOSA African Art Online Auction

This weekend, CHOSA is hosting an art auction in Los Angeles to benefit the projects we support. But our friends all over the country are welcome to bid!

Please visit the auction site at www.32auctions.com/CHOSA between now and Friday to bid on some extraordinary items, including a one-of-a-kind fresco-style painting of a South African child. (Please note that shipping costs will be added to your total bid if outside LA.)

‘Jol’ for a cause: CHOSA in NYC!


'Jol' for a cause: CHOSA in NYC!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 6:00pm

Come enjoy a South African ‘jol’ (party), complete with live music, spoken word performances, raffles of art and jewelry, traditional South African food, and drink specials as we celebrate the work of CHOSA and raise funds for children’s projects in Cape Town. The night will feature special guests, as well as CHOSA’s own co-founder Jared Sacks!

Join us on the 12th for a good time to support a great cause! Minimum donation of $15 at the door will go directly to support our children’s proects in South Africa.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/451542364874836/

CHOSA alumnus named new Fundraising Coordinator


Hello CHOSA family! I am excited to be joining the CHOSA staff as the new Fundraising Coordinator. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, I studied Sociology & Social Justice at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Upon graduating in 2010, I spent a year volunteering with Hands at Work, an NGO supporting community-based efforts to serve orphans and…

Weekend Warriors Perform for a Different Kind of Audience


In early October, CHOSA had the exciting opportunity to welcome the Weekend Warriors to Cape Town. WW joined CHOSA’s afterschool program to put on a concert for the kids. We threw a couple of guitars into the van and decided to see what would happen. WW ended up putting on an acoustic concert for the 40 or so kids who were at practice that day. It was a HUGE hit and the kids were singing their songs well into the weekend.

Weekend Warriors en route to Cape Town!


This afternoon, long-time CHOSA supporter Chris Sinclair will lead The International Music Festival’s first trip to Cape Town! The Anthem Group and this year’s winners, The Weekend Warriors will play their first concert at Wadda, a club in Claremont, Cape Town on Friday evening. Partial proceeds from the festival will go to CHOSA. You can download Weekend Warriors on iTunes or take a listen on the IMF website here. Scroll about half way down the page to hear “Mr Right Now”, “Take Me to LA” and “Rainfall”!
Weekend Warriors is booming and has recently had tracks used on The Real World Cancun, Paris Hilton’s My New BFF and The Hills!

Remembering Mama’s Day 2007 by Ellen Rosenberg


With Father’s Day just behind us, I find myself thinking about today’s dynamic and unique family structures almost hourly. It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than 2 years since CHOSA’s first networking event. When the idea to bring all of the Mamas together in town for a Mother’s Day brunch sprung to life,…

It Takes a Village…


Meet Nosiphiwo While many of you know the American staff of CHOSA, we want to give you a chance to get to know some of the people who are raising the children of South Africa.  In December, a few CHOSA supporters in Philadelphia had the opportunity to meet with Simphiwe Mabuya from Baphumelele Children’s Home.  While…

Amafoto Event a Success!


Thanks to everyone who attended Amafoto Ethu in Washington, DC on June 3rd! While we could have done without the torrential downpours, the braai was delicious with authentic South African boerewors, mealie pap and Mrs. Balls chutney!  After braving the rain, more than 70 guests joined CHOSA at The George Washington University’s Mount Vernon campus….

Amafoto Ethu (“Our Photos”) featured on NPR’s “The Picture Show”


This morning, NPR’s The Picture Show blog published a piece about CHOSA’s upcoming photo exhibition in Washington, DC. Since 2006, CHOSA has been running photography workshops with the kids, providing a creative outlet, encouraging critical thinking and problem solving and an opportunity for the children to show the rest of us what the world looks like through their eyes.