It’s almost time for the annual 5 For Change black tie fundraiser

by Karisa

To date, the annual 5 For Change black tie fundraiser has raised over R300 000 and connected 15 really amazing local social enterprises with over 1500 professionals, entrepreneurs and business leaders.  Their continued goal?

To change the way professionals, entrepreneurs, and other South African opinion leaders think about philanthropy and social change and create a rewarding, fun and enjoyable avenue for people to give back.

Each year the 5 For Change team selects & showcases 5 inspiring organisations which are chosen for their unique approach to making a difference.  They then throw a big bash where people can meet & interact with the teams from these 5 organisations, with all ticket sales and donations collected going towards the amazing work that they do.

This year, with your help, they hope to create some serious buzz for these very worthy beneficiaries:

  • Beyond Expectation Environmental Project
    Beyond Expectation Environmental Project (BEEP) is a grass roots for youth by youth environmental organisation, which educates youth from previously disadvantaged backgrounds on environmental issues whilst simultaneously tackling some of the many social issues faced in their communities.
  • Generation Ubuntu
    Generation Ubuntu are an NGO dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of children and teens living with HIV in Khayelitsha. They employ a comprehensive community based program that provides lifesaving health and support services. Generation Ubuntu delivers psychosocial support, health and nutrition monitoring, life skills and HIV education, and community engagement.
  • MyOwnCup
    MyownCup through the The Inkululeko Project, provides school girls in townships with a sustainable re-usable sanitary solution. Kim Smith the founder of the Inkululeko Project, identified a social need when speaking to women in her local community who couldn’t afford traditional sanitary ware, often substituting them with toiler paper.
  • Read to Rise
    Read to Rise is an NPO that promotes youth literacy in under-resourced communities. They do this by inspiring children to read and by giving them access to new reading books. As the name indicates, they firmly believe that children have to read in order to rise – it all starts with reading. To date, they have visited over 150 classrooms and distributed over 11,000 new books.
  • Trade-Mark
    TRADE-MARK is a non-profit organisation (registered as a Trust) that connects the best tradespeople in the townships with those who require their services. They have a rigorous selection process and a performance monitoring system that ensures both accountability and the highest quality service.

The line up for this year’s event will not disappoint – Guests on the night can expect welcome drinks, canapés and entertainment by leading SA musicians while enjoying the hosting skills of acclaimed SA comedian and GQ Best Dressed nominee Siv Ngesi, and bidding on amazing prizes and items being auctioned by David Murray.

It’s all going down at 19:00 on Saturday 30 May 2015 at our incredibly beautiful Cape Town City Hall:

And it’s a great opportunity to get all dressed up while giving back.  So do not miss out!

Tickets are R400 pp and available via Quicket over here:

Hope to see you guys there…


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