Make a difference with Keep Caring cupcake campaign

2017-08-16 06:02
; Amy Erasmus celebrated her birthday at Hannah’s Arms this year, where she spent the afternoon playing with the children. She made a food donation and took some treats for the children to enjoy.          Photo:SUPPLIED

; Amy Erasmus celebrated her birthday at Hannah’s Arms this year, where she spent the afternoon playing with the children. She made a food donation and took some treats for the children to enjoy. Photo:SUPPLIED

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AMY Erasmus, a young woman with a big heart, is back again with a new goal in mind for her Keep Caring initiative that was launched earlier this year.

Erasmus (18) decided to use her gap year to give back to the less fortunate which led to the establishment of Keep Caring in April.

With the long winter months looming ahead, her first mission was to run a clothing drive.

It turned out to be a smashing success.

“Needless to say, I had no idea what I had gotten myself into. After counting my first 100 or so articles I was ecstatic, but, shortly after, I reached 1 000 and it didn’t stop there,” she said.

In the end, she collected nearly 3 000 articles of clothing (excluding shoes, scarfs, beanies, socks, etc.), more than 30 blankets and 256kg of food which was distributed among various charities.

“Since the clothing drive, I have donated to Save-a-Pet and helped at Love Story’s annual blanket handout, where we donated 21 blankets.

“I started Keep Caring as an 18 year old determined to make a difference.

“My motto is ‘make your drop in the ocean’ because the change I make might be small, but if everybody made a little change it would make a big difference.”

Erasmus is now running the Keep Caring Cupcakes for a Cause campaign, selling chocolate choc chip cupcakes to raise funds for Domestic Animal Care to sterilise animals.

“This year has been an eye-opening experience and I’ve been very fortunate to have my parents, friends and Houdini support me,” Erasmus said.

The campaign will run until August 22.

Cupcakes can be pre-ordered and will also be available at the Merryvale Market Day on August 26.

Contact Amy Erasmus at hello@keepcaring.co.za or go to www.keepcaring.co.za.

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