Stand a chance to win Chevy

2016-05-25 06:00

THE For Our Children Project’s competition, in which a brand-new Chevrolet Spark Campus can be won, is still open for participation by the public.

People can participate by purchasing tickets for R20, thereby qualifying for the draw to win the brand-new vehicle.

The competition is a fundraising initiative for Engo, a non-profit organisation in the Free State.

This Free State child- and youth-care body cares for children who are removed from their homes due to a need for care and protection.

Those who buy tickets will be in line to win a brand-new Chevrolet Spark Campus. The closing date of the competition is on 25 November. With the help of PwC, five finalists will be announced on 9 January 2017.

The final draw function will be held on 20 January 2017, where the winner will be driving away with a brand-new Chevrolet Spark Campus.

Proceeds raised through this initiative will go towards Engo for the welfare of children in need.

Engo needs R1 933 per month, or R66,45 per day per child, in order to meet these needs. The cost includes food, clothes, transport and medical and education expenses, excluding the salaries of personnel.

According to Nicolene du Toit, Engo’s director of marketing in the Free State, more than 800 children up to the age of 18 years were cared for in the 34 child- and youth-care centres across the Free State.

“To feed the children, it costs R32 per child per day and of this, Engo only receives R14 from the government.

“Therefore, every ticket which is sold for the For Our Children Project feeds one child for one whole day. This does not include any luxuries,” said Du Toit.

She said in the 2015-’16 financial year, a mere 26% of Engo’s total income was subsidised by government.

“The centres create a homely atmosphere for the children and are located within the community. Additional help and support are provided for about 3 000 children in risk situations in the surrounding communities.

“Government provides for approximately 60% of the budget which is needed to care for the children.

“All other funds need to be collected through fundraising projects such as the For Our Children Project,” she said.

“Engo’s vision is to create hope in the lives of our children and to give each child the chance to find happiness and success. The For Our Children Project would not have been possible without the continuous support of our loyal sponsors,” said Du Toit.

This year’s sponsors are Imperial GM Bloemfontein, Radio Rosestad and the Volksblad Central Group.

There are six other sub-programmes which fall under the Engo umbrella – aged care, family care, disability care, hospital care, adoptions and the training programme Negemadi.

This year marks the eighth year of this charity project, which challenges the public to lend their support by purchasing tickets for R20.

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