Tag: Helping

Save my Spot aims to help businesses

Save my Spot aims to help businesses

Save my Spot aims to help businesses: Save my Spot was born out of the realisation that without some cash flow, many restaurants, pubs, hotels, hairdressers and other locked-down businesses.

Which employ and uplift a great number of our people (not to mention fulfil an important social and cultural role in their communities) will be forced to shut their doors forever.

 

From favourite restaurants to borderline-essential hair salons to hotels with sentimental significance, not to mention your local pub, we all have places that are important to us, and all of them face great difficulty under the COVID 19 lockdown.

 

Save my Spot aims to ensure that the spots that are important to you, and the people they employ, will have the means to reopen when the time comes.

When you buy a Corona Coupon, you won’t just be getting a discount for your favourite hangout,

helping out a small business owner, and keeping others employed, you’ll also be contributing a portion of the

money you spend at Save my Spot to charities that help to uplift and empower South Africans and develop our nation.

 

It is a “pay-it-forward” type plan to provide services deferred into the post-Covid-19 future, which will secure the future for many.

 

How it works

The businesses listed on Save my Spot are facing some of the most difficult times in living memory.

Their cash flow has reduced to nearly nothing, if not totally ceased, and they find themselves unable to keep their loyal staff employed, and may not have the funds required to reopen, all while the wider South African society is also in dire need.

 

Save my Spot gives these small businesses a chance to offer their loyal customers a safe way to support them, while also contributing to worthy charities across the country.

 

Every time someone buys a Corona Coupon through Save my Spot, their contributions are shared between the business they elect to support, the charity of their choice and Save my Spot’s parent organisation, the Bathurst Development Trust (NPO No. NPO 237-594). A small percentage is also retained to pay the developers of Save my Spot.

 

You can visit Save My Spot by clicking on the link.

https://savemyspot.org.za/index.php?route=common/home

 

Sources: savemyspot/Goodthingsguy

Alberton City helping those in need!

Alberton City helping those in need!

This is such an incredible initiative from Alberton City Shopping Centre.

“We are starting of our week with grateful hearts and smiles on our faces, seeing how our community comes together to help those in desperate need of a meal during these trying times.

Alberton City Shopping Centre had the privilege of supporting our community with much needed food items for the Boithuto Community Project, which helps feed the Jacksondrift informal settlement.

Alberton City Shopping Centre helping those in need 1

Approximately 14,000 community members are living within the settlement

Tracey Le Roux and her amazing team and volunteers are doing everything that they can, on a daily basis to feed as many community members and children. They are also striving to do their bit with social distancing, masks and sanitising.

“We are in this together to build a stronger community and a safer society for everyone. Every small contribution makes a difference.”

.”Boithuto Community Project responded to the generous donation from Alberton City Shopping Centre on their Facebook page,

“Thank you Alberton City Shopping Centre, Lenita Camacho, Janice Coopoosamy for the generous donation of food that filled my truck – that will certainly go a long way in feeding at Boithuto Community Project in Jacksondrift informal settlement. We are so grateful and blessed. Thank you for the bottom of our hearts.”

 

#TogetherWeWillMakeaDifference

Rugby heroes helping those in need!

Rugby heroes helping those in need!

South African Rugby Legends fill trolley’s to help the most vulnerable!

Written by: BRENT LINDEQUE

The South African Rugby Legends Association (SARLA) is, first and foremost, an advocate for the upliftment of disadvantaged communities throughout South Africa.

 

Through their VUKA Rugby programme and other charitable initiatives, SARLA traditionally directs its efforts at enriching young people and local communities through sports development.

But with all sports on hold during the lockdown, SARLA members are now finding other ways to help.

 

SARLA’s network of Rugby Legends, players and businesses are coming together to help the needy deal with the immediate effects of COVID-19 on their livelihoods and ability to feed themselves.

 

SARLA leadership actively encourages everyone in their network to do their part to help fight the effects of the pandemic; and so far, many have stepped up to answer the call.

 

On Sunday, 17 May, at 12h30, Rugby Legends and players, John Smit, Elton Jantjies, Joel Stransky, Warren Brosnihan and other familiar faces flexed their muscles to fill trolleys Pick n Pay, Morningside Shopping Centre.

 

Each player grabbed a trolley and packed it with essentials like beans, pap, and sugar, then pushed their trolleys to the car park to unload and put together food parcels.

Once parcels were packed, every player took them to be handed out to needy people in their area of choice.

South Africa’s Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu, also arrived to lend a hand with the food parcels.

 

Gavin Varejes, President of SARLA and CEO of Richmark Holdings, said, “I couldn’t be prouder of how our boys have stepped up to feed our communities.

And I really hope that they serve as an inspiration for others in this challenging time.

 

“We’ve seen our network and our sponsors come off the bench to help out in a big way to fight the effects of COVID-19. We are hopeful that we can play a part in getting South Africa to bounce back quickly.”

 

SARLA’s Rugby Legends have kept extremely busy supporting community upliftment this year.

  • John Smit’s Epic Lockdown Ride for Food saw over 1000 cycling around their gardens to raise funds for needy communities.
  • Natural soft drink brand, Lemonlicious, joined SARLA in handing over food and cooldrinks at VUKA schools in Johannesburg.
  • Joel Stransky, Dave von Hoesslin and Wayne Boardman handed out food parcels around Gauteng.
  • Several Rugby Legends, including SARLA CEO, Stefan Terblanche, Dick Muir and Wayne Fyvie participated in the #SparDonate challenge.
  • Bizmark Du Plessis has launched an initiative making maize meal available at a highly reduced cost of R1.50.
  • SARLA’s Dale Santon conducted three food drops of 250 food parcels to help over 1000 people in the Western Cape VUKA Rugby regions of Lavender Hill, Mitchell’s Plain, Steenberg and Khayelitsha.

 

SARLA would like to say a special thanks to all the loyal sponsors who have made such a massive difference to these initiatives. Special thanks to Douglas Craigie Stevenson, CEO of Cell C, who was on-hand to offer support at Sunday’s trolley dash in Morningside and continues to be a loyal supporter of SARLA.  And finally, thanks to Minister Lindiwe Zulu for her valued support.

 

Source: https://www.goodthingsguy.com/sport/south-african-rugby-legends-fill-trolleys-to-help-the-most-vulnerable/

 

Source: Good Things Guy

Photo Credit: goodthingsguy /SA Rugby

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