Adopt-a-Bed Campaign

Adopt-a-Bed in our Respite Unit and help us save lives...

About our Respite Unit

Opened in 2008, our onsite 24-bed Respite Unit, called Othandweni (place of love), provides recovery, palliative and respite care to children and adults with advanced stages of AIDS and or cancer.

For many patients, our Respite Unit is a beacon of hope and represents a second chance at life. Every year, over 240 patients are admitted to our Respite Unit - approximately 70% of these patients recover to the point they are able to return home to their families, while 30% of our patients pass away in a dignified environment surrounded by our loving and caring staff.

Click here to read about one of our recent Respite Unit patients.

About our Adopt-a-Bed Campaign

HACT’s Respite Unit is open 365 days a year and operates 24/7.

We do not currently receive any governmental subsidies towards the running of our Respite Unit and are therefore completely reliant on donations to keep the doors to our Unit open.

While HACT is fortunate to have partnerships with several grant-making partners who donate towards our Respite Unit every year, there are always essential operating costs such as medicine, nursing staff and food that we struggle to cover from month to month.

This is where our Adopt-a-Bed Campaign and YOU come in…

Whether you are looking to Adopt-a-Bed as a company, a church or as an individual, your monthly donations will go directly towards helping us to provide the very best care and treatment to our patients so that they in turn, have the very best chance of returning home to their families and leading full, healthy and productive lives.

The costs associated with running each bed in our Respite Unit include our patients’ meals, medication, x-rays, blood tests and transport as well as the Unit’s staffing costs, utility bills, property, medical equipment and security costs.

How do I join?

If you are interested in joining our Adopt-a-Bed Campaign and can commit to a monthly donation of R6000 per month (or an annual donation of R72 000), we would love to hear from you!

Please contact our Marketing & Fundraising Department on 031 765 5866 or via email at

Please Note: HACT is a B-BEEE level 1 contributor and a registered Non-Profit and Public Benefit organisation. All donations to HACT are tax-deductible.

Click Here to meet one of our Adopt-a-Bed Donors and find out why they support our Adopt-a-Bed Campaign.



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