‘Give gen­er­ously in fes­tive run-up’

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS - RE­BECCA JACK­MAN

THURS­DAY is In­ter­na­tional Day of Giv­ing, and GreaterGood SA has launched a na­tional cam­paign, Give SA, call­ing on all South Africans to give gen­er­ously in the run-up to Christ­mas.

“Imag­ine if, at the flick of a switch, you could make sure a child got a de­cent ed­u­ca­tion, or an el­derly per­son was cared for with dig­nity, or a home­less per­son re­ceived a hot meal and the chance to learn some new skills.

“Or if pic­ture books sud­denly ap­peared in a com­mu­nity crèche, an abused woman had a safe place to go to, or clean wa­ter ran out of taps in an in­for­mal set­tle­ment,” said head of strate­gic com­mu­ni­ca­tions for GreaterGood SA, So­phie Hobbs.

“By giv­ing to non-profit and com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions or­di­nary South Africans have the power to trans­form lives, one dona­tion at a time.

“We are call­ing on ev­ery­one to give – busi­ness peo­ple, pub­lic ser­vants, lead­ers, politi­cians, celebri­ties and, most im­por­tantly, or­di­nary South Africans who, through their giv­ing, can help keep civil so­ci­ety in­de­pen­dent, sus­tain­able and able to con­tinue serv­ing the most vul­ner­a­ble of our peo­ple.”

But the dead­line for giv­ing is not set in stone. You can give at any time, to any or­gan­i­sa­tion of your choice.

● For de­tails go to http://www.myg­gsa.co.za

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