For the animals, or the children - you choose

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Do you love animals and want to show your support? Or perhaps education or disabilities is dear to your heart? Perhaps you are a part-time social worker and try to do good as much as you can?

Then I have good news for you, you can show where your heart lies by wearing it on your shoe.

A new initiative called Tekkie Tax allows you to choose the charity you want to support.

For the first time ever, South Africa will have an annual fundraising event where you can choose what welfare sector will benefit from your donation:

~    Animals  ~

~  Basic Community Welfare  ~

~   Children  ~

~    Disability ~

~    Education  ~

Tekkie Tax will be an annual fundraising campaign for a large mix of carefully selected welfare organisations, schools and institutions in South Africa.  

 I received a press release from the organisers.

The first Tekkie Tax campaign will take place on 31 May 2013.   During the month of April & May, members of the public will be asked to get a Tekkie Tax sticker for a R10 donation from any of the participating outlets or participating welfare organisations.

There will be 5 different kinds of stickers, each representing a beneficiary sector. People will be able to choose which of the 5 sectors they would like to support (Animals, Basic community welfare, Children, Disability or Education) by buying one of those sector's stickers.  

It’s as easy as…

Get permission from your office to participate in the Tekkie Tax campaign on Friday 31 May 2013.

Promote the campaign with our free publicity material: posters and brochures to ensure that each person in the office will know about the campaign and gladly participate

Choose the beneficiary sector/s you and your colleagues would like to support and get the appropriate stickers: Animals, Basic community welfare, Children, Disability or Education. Ensure that each of your colleagues have one.

Wear your tekkies!  Now that you each have a sticker, show the world where your heart lies by wearing your sticker and your favourite pair of tekkies on Friday 31 May 2013.

Annelise de Jager project organiser said that “as experts in our field of service we know that running a fundraising campaign is expensive, labour intensive and holds a lot of risk factors for the organisation running it. Now we have brought together a mix of the most accountable welfare organisations in the country to do one big campaign where the public has the choice of whom they want to benefit by their donations.  This will save a lot of money and will create a platform for organisations that normally do not have the infrastructure to organise this kind of campaign.”

 The campaign is endorsed by some of the biggest and most accountable NGO’s in the country:

               ChildWelfare SA

               SOSChildren's Villages

               SpecialOlympics SA



               EndangeredWildlife Trust (EWT)

               ChildhoodCancer Foundation SA (CHOC)

               SouthAfrican Woman's Federation (SAVF) 

and the list goes on . . .

All our beneficiary organisations render a service in South Africa. They have been carefully selected, handpicked and we checked them out carefully to ensure that no matter which sector your choose to support, your donation will be used in the best possible way.


Please spread the word and help raise awareness and funds for a cause close to your heart. 

It's worth it.

I know that I will definitely sponsor an animal welfare, as animals do not have a voice.

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1 comment:

Mrs FF said...

A very worthy cause!!!

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