Reach For A Dream, Wimpy launch the 2018 Slipper Day campaign

Reach For A Dream and Wimpy have launched the 2018 Slipper Day campaign. This annual campaign raises funds and awareness for children fighting life-threatening illnesses. Wimpy will once again be giving away coffee on Slipper Day, 11 May 2018 to all those who support the cause. To participate,...

23 Apr 2018

Virgin Active to invest in water saving efforts

In light of the recent water shortages in South Africa, particularly in the Western Cape, Virgin Active South Africa has indicated that it would invest a further R20 million in its Western Cape clubs and has committed to rolling out its water resilience efforts to its clubs nationally. Virgin...

22 Mar 2018

Shoprite's Act for Change card to ease economic pressures for NGOs

In light of the current economic climate, Shoprite has introduced the Act For Change buying card in an effort to assist welfare organisations. The card will give NPOs a 5% discount across outlets from the Shoprite Group and they will have 30 days to pay with no interest. NPO donors will also be...

15 Mar 2018

Shoprite launches donation drive for CT

The Shoprite Group has started a Disaster Relief Fund to assist parts of the country that have been affected by the drought. Consumers will be able to donate R5 at any Shoprite or Checkers store throughout the country. The donations will be used to aid Cape Town, which is currently facing the...

6 Feb 2018

Montego raises over 23,000 meals in Click2Feed campaign

Montego Pet Nutrition's Click2Feed campaign has raised 23,225 meals for 30 various animal charities and welfare organisations. The campaign has also raised R6,450 in cash donations, which will contribute to 3,225 additional Montego meals that will be donated. Kitty and Puppy Haven - a sanctuary...

11 Jan 2018

Beauty Factory to donate portion of sales to PinkDrive

Beauty Factory and PinkDrive have partnered up for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During the month of October, R10 of all sales made in Beauty Factory stores will be donated to the PinkDrive. PinkDrive units travel to semi-urban and urban areas around South Africa and provide free education on...

17 Oct 2017

Mitchell's Brewery to donate to #KnysnaRises fund

Mitchell's Brewery will donate 20 cents on the sale of every bottle of its Forester's Lager to the #KnysnaRises fund until the end of November 2017. This forms part of the brewery's efforts to assist those who were affected by the Knysna fires earlier this year. Knysna Tourism is alongside...

30 Aug 2017

Fits like a glove: Cash Converters donates 800 scarves for Madiba Day

As part of its 67 minutes for Mandela Day, Cash Converters Personal Finance donated 800 hand-warming scarves to Hot91.9FM for its Hot Winter Box drive. On Mandela Day, the 800 Hot Winter Boxes were handed over to Mother of Peace, The Cradle of Hope Ministry, and the Johannesburg Organisation of...

19 Jul 2017

Crazy Store hands over R126k donation to FOCHA

Over the past year, The Crazy Store has been allocating 10% of the sales on selected collectable Crazy Ducks purchased by customers nationwide for The Friends of the Children's Hospital Association (FOCHA) at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in Cape Town. In honour of former President...

18 Jul 2017

#Move4Goodness with First Choice on Facebook Live from 10am

This Mandela Day, First Choice will be utilising Facebook Live to #Move4Goodness for 67 minutes. From 10:00-11:07 today, the brand will be live streaming a selection of dances, backed by a playlist, crowdsourced by its fans in an effort to raise R120,000 worth of nutritious dairy products to be...

18 Jul 2017

Baywest Mall partners with Leva Foundation, coffee shops for Mandela Day

In honour of the legacy of former President Nelson Mandela, the Baywest Mall has partnered with the Leva Foundation and six of its coffee shop and restaurant tenants to fund the Red Band Barista Academy. The Red Band Barista Academy provides unemployed people with the required training and skills to...

17 Jul 2017

Toys R Us partners with Reach For A Dream, brings meaning to the ‘gift of giving'

Toys R Us, in partnership with the Reach For A Dream, has introduced a special range of cuddly teddy bears to its stores, bringing a new meaning to the ‘gift of giving'. The partnership will see Toys R Us donate R5 from each sale to Reach For A Dream, which relies on donor support and public...

28 Jun 2017

South Africans raises over R4,8m in Hope against Hunger challenge

South Africans donated more than R4,8m in the Hope against Hunger challenge for World Hunger Day in May. Add Hope will now be able to assist 137 NGOS in feeding more than 120,000 children through the respective sustainable feeding schemes. Add Hope has gone from feeding 40,000 children in 2009 to...

7 Jun 2017

The Shoprite Group provides water to communities

Due to South Africa's current drought, the Shoprite Group has been helping various local communities left without water and/or faced with water shortages. Following donations made to Aliwal North and Senekal, the Shoprite Group sent two trucks, carrying a total of 49,280 litres of water, to...

14 Jan 2016

SA excels at helping poor

South Africa leads in using taxes and transfer payments to help the extremely poor, a World Bank report shows. "No other country of the 12 in the survey used its fiscal policy as effectively to reduce poverty," World Bank economist Catriona Purfield told The Times. The other countries surveyed...

5 Nov 2014

Celebs participate in 'Slipper Day' initiative

As part of Reach for a Dreams' "Slipper Day" initiative, Wimpy visited the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, delivering meals and slippers to the children's wards at both hospitals and Reach for a Dream added to the fun and excitement, by...

13 Aug 2014

Dawn pampers abused women
Dawn pampers abused women

click to enlargeAs its contribution to Women's Day on 9 August 2012, the Dawn mobile spa bus will be taking a break from its busy schedule to stop off and give back to women who have been affected by physical and emotional abuse. It will visit the Ikhaya Lethemba Shelter for abused women in...

7 Aug 2012

Beautifull food opens in art centre Cape Town
Beautifull food opens in art centre Cape Town

As part of the Beautifull life, an interactive space in Bree St, Cape Town, home to various resident artists and the Youngblood arts & culture development initiatives, Beautifull food has opened offering local organic produce. All profits from the restaurant support arts and culture through...

8 Jun 2012

Still time to nominate winning women
Still time to nominate winning women

Nomination forms for the 2012 Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year need to be picked up from the group's stores or online, as the closing date is Thursday 26 April 2012. The nominees should be entered into one of the five categories: Health Care-Givers; Educators; Socio-Economic Business Developers;...

11 Apr 2012

'Share the care' raises R650 000
'Share the care' raises R650 000

This year's 'Share the care' campaign from mothers purchasing Elizabeth Anne's and Purity brands purchased between July and October 2011 has raised R650 000 for the Avril Elizabeth Home and its 170 residents. This is the 19th year that Tiger Brands has been caring for the home's residents and it has...

28 Nov 2011

Show your support in style with Women's Health

Women's Health and Maidenform Lingerie have joined forces to produce South Africa's first Bra-celet - a hot pink accessory that is meant to become a symbol of solidarity in the fight against breast cancer. Women and men are wearing the Bra-celet throughout October 2011 to raise funds and increase...

24 Oct 2011

Charity book sale

To raise funds for the NGO Wola Nani, which runs programmes for women, orphans and vulnerable children affected by the AIDS pandemic in the Western Cape, the Gardens Shopping Centre will host a charity book sale from 22-26 July 2011. In addition, there will also be a wide variety of contemporary,...

19 Jul 2011

Children's home receives clothes from Jet
Children's home receives clothes from Jet

click to enlargeFollowing the suggestion of an Edcon employee, the marketing division of Jet stores donated 17 boxes of clothing to the children at Njabulo Children's Home in Maraisburg at the end of January 2011. The donation will be used to clothe eight boys and four girls. The home is funded by...

6 Feb 2011

Kulula joins Mo' time
Kulula joins Mo' time

Kulula has joined forces with the Movember campaign, a charity event held annually during November where men are encouraged to 'grow a mo' to raise awareness and funds for prostate and testicular cancer. Its famous Flying 101 plane now sports its very own mo'. The airline has also recruited some of...

18 Nov 2010

Charity book sale successful
Charity book sale successful

The inaugural Cavendish Square Literacy Book Sale, which was themed around National Children's Day and held last week, raised R68 557 for the NGO, Wola Nani's programmes for orphans and vulnerable children. Celebrities including Heart 104.9FM presenter, Saskia Falken; weatherman, Derek van Dam;...

12 Nov 2010

Fair Cape wins Guinness World Record
Fair Cape wins Guinness World Record

click to enlargeThe Fair Cape Dairies' attempt to produce the world's largest yoghurt, a 500 litre tub of Free Range Rooibos, in January 2010 at Canal Walk shopping centre in Cape Town has paid off. It is now the official Guinness World Record holder, beating the previous record that was set in...

22 Jun 2010

Carnival wine for carnival time
Carnival wine for carnival time

To celebrate the Cape Town Carnival on 18-20 March 2010, Perdeberg Winery has released a special-edition charity wine range of Chenin Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz/Pinotage/Viogner and Sparkling Rosé, retailing for R23, R27 and R39 respectively. Proceeds from this special range will be donated...

4 Mar 2010

Franschhoek opens its gardens for charity
Franschhoek opens its gardens for charity

click to enlargeFranschhoek Wine Valley Tourism Association is hosting its Open Gardens Festival from 24 - 25 October 2009, allowing the public access to ten of the area's most beautiful blooming gardens in all their spring finery. There will be a fresh goods market in the middle of town with a...

19 Oct 2009

Aspiring hotel manager wins Wimpy Youth Day bursary
Aspiring hotel manager wins Wimpy Youth Day bursary

click to enlargeIn celebration of Youth Day this year, Wimpy gave away a bursary valued at R19,760 to put towards an education trust or to use for current education fees. The lucky winner of the prize is Norman Ndlela, a resident of Buccleuch, Gauteng, who SMSed his name and age to a special line...

30 Jul 2009

Spreading festive cheer to the underprivileged
Spreading festive cheer to the underprivileged

click to enlargeLooking to bring some joy to underprivileged children, Primedia@Home raised funds to hire ten face painters and a magician and base them at the popular Super Jumbo Cash and Carry store in Crown Mines. They were briefed to paint the faces of the many underprivileged, disabled...

9 Dec 2008

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