80-year-old raises R250 000 for animal welfare

Elaine Jack, 80, turns scrap material into mats for various animal welfare societies. She is the founder of Patch Mats and recently raised R250 000 for a number of animal welfare organisations, using donated material of all kinds.

Speaking to CapeTalk's Africa Melane, Jack says she gets donations from suppliers to create these mats which in turn are sold at markets and the proceeds goes into animal welfare.

It's been an immensely successful project but it is entirely dependent on the wonderful people who contribute to the project.

Elaine Jack, founder of Patch Mats

Jack encouraged people involved in animal welfare in other areas to contact furnishing companies and get the scrap materials and use them for good instead of being thrown away.

If anyone wishes to make a contribution, contact elainefjack@gmail.com

Here is list of donations made to various organisations by Elaine Jack:

SPCA - R37 600-00

Dog food for a Cape Times appeal - R245

African Tails - R2 000

Cart Horse Association - R155

Mdzananda Animal Clinic (Khayelitsha) - R2 000

PUPP = Project for the Upliftment of Pets and People - R208 000

Listen to the full conversation below:


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