Tekkie Tax well on its feet

2015-12-02 06:00

THE total amount of money raised by Tekkie Tax since the inception of the campaign three years ago, is R13,7 million.

Recently, at the annual Tekkie Tax celebration, it was announced that R6,5 million was raised this year.

Sorina Erasmus, also known as the Flooze, was the master of ceremonies at this breakfast event. Welfare organisations of Tekkie Tax, which render services across five sectors, were present as beneficiaries. These five sectors are: Animals, Bring Hope, Children, Disability and Education.

According to Annalise de Jager, national campaign co-ordinator, it was a celebration announcement that Clicks, driven by the Clicks Helping Hand Trust, joined the Tekkie Tax family by becoming their second national distributor.

She said that the partnership with ToysRUs would leave no excuse for not getting a pair of Tekkie Tag shoelaces for next year’s National Tekkie Tax Day.

Liat Beinart, Clicks Helping Hand Trust co-ordinator, expressed excitement at joining the Tekkie Tax campaign. He said the trust knew that this project was really making a difference where it was most needed.

The breakfast celebration was well attended by the various beneficiary organisations, the media and business ambassadors, with various awards presented to the hard-working contributors who helped to raise the amazing amount.

Imbali Beauty sold the most stickers as a company and the branches of Epilepsy Free State and Northwest set the record for getting participating non-governmental organisations.

The challenge was immediately set to all companies to join the campaign in 2016 to see who would sell the most stickers and Tekkie Tags.

“With supporters like these, the fundraising future for the Tekkie Tax fundraising campaign is unlimited,” said De Jager.

“I knew that this campaign would address the need in our country and I am extremely grateful to each supporter for helping to grow the project so quickly.

“I have learned through the years that people have an open heart and wallet when they know that their donations really reach the beneficiary it was intended for.”

For the charity support services team, the miracle workers behind Tekkie Tax, there is no rest. They have already started working on the next National Tekkie Tax Day, set for 27 May 2016.

Calls for support are going out to companies, schools and every individual who can support the campaign.

For further information, visit www.tekkietax.co.za.

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