Donations

A message from our founder and director, Fr Michael Lapsley:

A Healing of Memories workshop is a liberating experience, and for many people the first time they are given the opportunity to tell their stories of pain, suffering and oppression.  Feelings of anger and bitterness begin to be overcome and are replaced with a willingness to consider forgiveness and reconciliation. This holds true not only for South Africans, but also for people in other countries where experiences of conflict and oppression continue to impact on their lives.

Our ability to continue offering our life-affirming and life-altering workshops depends heavily on the support of our generous donors.  We immensely value any gift, large or small.  It is particularly helpful for us to receive regular donations (even of small amounts) as these help us to plan and budget more effectively for the future.  You may also like to consider making a bequest to the Institute for Healing of Memories as you reflect on your last wishes.

We are extremely fortunate to now have our own offices in Cape Town. However, we are still in need of significant funds to renovate, extend and properly furnish the premises.

Your donation will give more people the opportunity to experience the healing and hope made possible by attendance at a Healing of Memories workshop.

We are deeply grateful for your support and generosity.

With all good wishes
Fr Michael Lapsley SSM

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Dear Friends  My colleagues and I are deeply grateful for the heart-warming generosity and care shown by friends and supporters of the Institute.   In response to our two previous fundraising drives, a total of R597 466 has been raised for furnishings and renovations for our new headquarters at 5 Eastry Road. The renovations were supposed to have started at the beginning of this year.  However, the process was delayed due to an objection lodged with our Municipality by a neighbour.   The objection has now been withdrawn, so we are pleased that building is able to commence.  All going well the…

Donations and Bequests

A Healing of Memories workshop is a liberating experience, and for many people the first time they are given the opportunity to tell their stories of pain, suffering and oppression. Feelings of anger, hatred and the need for revenge begin to be overcome, and are replaced with a willingness to consider forgiveness and reconciliation. This holds true not only for South Africans, but also for people in other countries where experiences of war and oppression continue to impact on their lives.

As you reflect on your last wishes please consider making a bequest to the Institute for Healing of Memories.

The donations and bequests we receive give more people the opportunity to liberate themselves from the past by attending a Healing of Memories workshop. Should you wish to make a further donation, you may make a direct deposit into our bank account, or post a cheque to the appropriate address listed below. As we would like to thank each of our donors personally, we would appreciate your advising us of a direct deposit by email or by mail at the addresses given on the Donations page.

Your support is greatly appreciated.
With all good wishes
Fr. Michael Lapsley SSM