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Every year, thousands of marginalized individuals across South Africa turn to the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) for crucial legal assistance. However, due to the overwhelming demand, many individuals are unable to receive the services they desperately need. For every person the LRC is able to help, there are even more who are left without representation.

In recent years, the demand for advocates has increased, with factors such as the pandemic exacerbating the need for legal support. Even before the pandemic, the LRC was experiencing a surge in demand for representation in critical areas like education and land rights. Without proper representation, marginalized communities face significant disadvantages in employment, economic empowerment, and the exercise of their fundamental rights.

You have the power to make a difference. By supporting LRC projects and programs through monthly or bimonthly giving, or a one-time donation, you can contribute to transforming lives in South Africa. You have the option to directly fund a project endowment or make a donation to the general ledger. Every donation you make to Friends of the LRC is tax-deductible in the U.S. and will go towards empowering the LRC to create positive change in South Africa.


Are you passionate about promoting human rights, equality, and social justice? Friends of the LRC offers volunteer opportunities for individuals who want to make a direct impact. By volunteering with the LRC, you can lend your skills and expertise to support their important work.

As a volunteer, you can contribute in various ways, such as assisting with legal research, providing administrative support, or helping with advocacy efforts. Your time and dedication can make a significant difference in the lives of marginalized individuals and communities.

To explore volunteer opportunities with the LRC, please reach out to us directly. We would be happy to discuss how you can get involved and contribute to their vital mission.

Collective Action

At Friends of the LRC, we believe that collective action can bring about lasting change. Your donations and volunteer efforts can help bridge the gap in legal representation and empower marginalized individuals in South Africa. By supporting the LRC, you contribute to a more just and equitable society.

Choose the giving option that resonates with you, whether it’s a monthly or bimonthly donation, a one-time contribution, or exploring volunteer opportunities. Together, we can make a meaningful impact and ensure that the rights of all individuals are protected.

Donate today or explore volunteer opportunities and join us in making a difference with the Legal Resources Centre. Together, we can create a brighter future for South Africa.

General Giving

Your Donations play a crucial role in supporting the LRC’s everyday legal work, enabling them to provide much-needed assistance to low-income clients across South Africa. Through your generosity, you contribute to advancing key areas such as education rights, land rights, and more. Your support helps marginalized individuals and communities gain access to justice, protect their rights, and overcome systemic challenges.

Making a donation has never been easier. Simply follow the link below to access our secure online donation portal. There, you can choose the donation amount that suits you best and select the area of work you would like to support. Your contribution, no matter the size, has a direct and lasting impact on the lives of those in need.  Donate online.

Create a Lasting Legacy

You believe in the importance of equal access to justice for all. Now, you have an opportunity to make a lasting impact by creating a legacy gift for the Legal Resources Centre (LRC). A legacy gift provides you with a meaningful way to ensure that our work continues for decades into the future, safeguarding the issues and values you hold dear. A legacy gift will make a significant difference in preserving equal access to justice for all. By ensuring the sustainability of the LRC’s mission, your legacy gift will contribute to a future where marginalized communities have the support and resources they need to protect their rights and achieve a more just society.

Preserve Your Values: By leaving a legacy gift, you can ensure that the causes you care deeply about, such as human rights, equality, and social justice, are remembered and supported long after you’re gone. Your legacy gift will become a testament to your commitment to a fairer and more equitable society, leaving a profound and lasting impact on the lives of future generations.

How to Create a Legacy Gift: To explore the various options for creating a legacy gift for the LRC, we invite you to get in touch with our Administrative Director, Debra Winter. Debra will put you in touch with the right person who is dedicated to assisting donors like you in crafting a legacy plan that aligns with your values and philanthropic goals. Debra will assist in providing you with the information and guidance you need to make an informed decision about your legacy gift.

Thank you for considering a legacy gift to the Legal Resources Centre. Your commitment to leaving a lasting impact inspires us and strengthens our resolve to continue the fight for justice.

Contact Debra today at to begin creating your legacy and secure a brighter future for generations to come.

Empower South Africans in Need

Your participation is crucial in expanding access to justice for individuals in South Africa who live at or below the poverty level. At Friends of the LRC and the LRC, we offer multiple opportunities for you to volunteer your time and expertise, making a tangible difference in the lives of those who need it most.

Volunteer Programs: Our volunteer programs are specifically designed to complement the existing services provided by our staff and address specific legal areas of need. As a result, volunteers are carefully selected based on their areas of practice, location, and the specific requirements of the organization. This ensures that your skills and expertise are utilized effectively to meet the critical needs of marginalized individuals and communities.

How to Volunteer: If you are interested in volunteering with Friends of the LRC and the LRC, we encourage you to connect with our Board President. You can reach out by sending an email to Our Board President will be delighted to provide you with further information, answer any questions you may have, and guide you through the volunteer application process.

Your Impact Matters: By volunteering your time, you contribute directly to the mission of increasing access to justice in South Africa. Your efforts support our ongoing work in advocating for human rights, promoting equality, and advancing social justice. Whether you have a legal background, administrative skills, or a passion for advocacy, there is a place for you to make a meaningful impact.

Join us in empowering those in need and creating a more just society. Your dedication as a volunteer can change lives and bring hope to individuals who face significant challenges.

If you have any questions or require further information about volunteer opportunities, please reach out to us today.