Durbanville Quad Centre
The Andries Olivier Durbanville Quadriplegic Centre (also known as Huis Andries Olivier Durbanville Quad Centre) is a Non-profit (NPO) and Public Benefits (PBO) registered organisation. We are also VAT registered and our B-BBEE is at a level 4 at the moment. The Durbanville Quadriplegic Centre is a non-profit organization that fosters the health, independence and social integration of quadriplegic adults and our aim is to promote healthy, active and independent lifestyles for our residents. (A quadriplegic is a person who is disabled in all four limbs)
The house is managed by the residents who are obliged to raise funds for the day to day running and maintenance of the centre. We also manage two guest rooms at the centre that are available for disabled persons with similar disabilities to us. All the residents have a severe physical disability and are wheelchair users.
Despite this, we are determined to succeed in our endeavors, we are sustained by a small state subsidy, donations and various fundraising projects.Over the years we received tremendous support from the local community and also sometimes received financial assistance from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund. Our running cost is about R85 000-00 per month. We struggle financially, because the income of our fundraising endeavours can’t always keep up with the financial demands of the running expenses of the house, which includes maintenance, transport, living expenses, employing staff without whom we could not operate and the usual utilities and expenses that go with running a home.
We foster great vision for ourselves and strive to be equal contributors to society and the economy. We don’t want handouts, but seek assistance from you and or your business/organization in realizing our vision. Please partner with us and in so doing help secure our existence and those of future residents. We thank you!