Sorina Erasmus, alias The Flooze, is one of the Tekkie Tax ambassadors.
GEORGE NEWS - National Tekkie Tax Day has been part of the South African calendar for the last three years and this time around it will be celebrated on Friday 27 May.
This campaign gives you the opportunity to show with your feet where your heart lies. Choose your sticker for a cause close to your heart, spunk up your tekkies with a funky pair of Tekkie Tag shoelaces and you are ready for National Tekkie Tax Day.
The campaign started in 2013 when a few of South Africa's biggest and most accountable welfare organisations joined forces. Marieta Kemp, director of Social Services from the SAVF (Suid-Afrikaanse Vrouefederasie) says,
"The large number of welfare organisations involved helps us to keep the cost structure low and this will ensure that we can use the maximum of the donations to deliver our services on grassroots level."
There are 11 national beneficiaries and they represent more than 1 000 local non-profit organisations: Epilepsy SA, Child Welfare SA, SOS Children's Villages, CHOC (Childhood Cancer Foundation), Special Olympics SA, Cansa, Imisebeyelanga Services, Meals on Wheels, VVA, NG Welsyn and SAVF.
Tekkie Tax have raised more than R13,7 million and the impact on ground level is remarkable.
The stickers cost R10 and are available from all Toys R Us stores.
The Tekkie Tag shoelaces (R35) are available from all Clicks stores and selected Toys R Us stores. More than 250 participating non-profit organisations are also selling these items. Orders can also be placed via the Tekkie Tax website www.tekkietax.co.za.
Contact Freddy Trout on 071 090 4450 or Wayne Windvoël on 083 564 3737 from People Against Substance Abuse for more information or to order your Tekkie Tax T-Shirts, tekkie tags or stickers. They also deliver to your door.
Stickers are also available in George at Property Professionals, PennyPinchers, Cecile Steyn Fisioterapeute, Margot Swiss International, Sanguine Spa and College, Integrated Physio, Pick n Pay Family Store, George Eco Stop, Tip Top Juweliers, Dr Gouws & Partners, South Cape Office National, H & L Industrial Supplies, and The Wilderness Hotel. In Mossel Bay and Groot-Brak stickers are available at Supa Quick, Mossel Bay Locksmiths, Lekkerlap Materiale, Hartenbos Apteek, Groot-Brak Total and Groot-Brak Apteek.
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