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A South African man woke up 10 days ago concerned about the 9 million children who will go hungry while schools are closed! He immediately put a plan into action and started raising thousands of Rands.

 

Johannesburg, South Africa (27 March 2020) – Superiate’s Cans With Purpose initiative continues to rally support in aid of hungry children throughout South Africa. And now, Superiate is appealing to the public to donate from their couches during the mandatory 21-day COVID-19 lockdown period.

Launched just 10 days ago, Superiate’s Cans With Purpose has raised over R100 000 so far. All proceeds collected by Cans With Purpose are donated to Afrika Tikkun to buy canned food and other essentials that will feed local people in need during the 21-day lockdown period and beyond.

Precious Nala, Marketing Manager for Afrika Tikkun, has issued a personal appeal to South Africa during this difficult time, saying, “Afrika Tikkun works with some of the most vulnerable communities, all of whom are the most affected during this period. We are redirecting all donations received across our four centres in Johannesburg and one centre in Mfuleni to provide nutritious food parcels for our young people and their families.

To ensure our communities are well-resourced during this time, we are asking the public for further assistance in the form of funds and donations through the Cans With Purpose initiative. This is the time we must unite as a nation and show ubuntu and responsible kindness to those in need.”

Local celebrities have added their star power and influence to Cans With Purpose in an effort to call corporate South Africa to action. Model, stuntwoman and actress, Lee-Ann Liebenberg, called for help on Jacarandafm and added her voice to a chorus of other celebrities behind the cause, including Rachel Kolisi, Gareth Cliff, Siv Ngesi and other big names in an online video.

 

As the nation enters the lockdown period, Cans With Purpose appeals to all South Africans to help our poor and hungry in the spirit of ubuntu and hope. Through collaboration and sharing, we can ensure that all South Africans have their basic need for nourishment attended to. Show your support on social media using the hashtag #yesonecan.

Brad Stern, founder of Superiate and Cans With Purpose said, “This initiative has gained so much momentum. We are so proud to have raised over R100 000 for Afrika Tikkun to assist with their efforts in feeding our communities. So many individuals and corporates have given willingly, and now we have set a new goal. We want to raise R1 million for Afrika Tikkun to feed the people who need it most in our country. We challenge any individuals and corporates to give from your couches during this 21-day shutdown. Your help can stop people from going hungry. Every single cent will help, so please donate any amount you can.”

In the words of our President, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, “In the days, weeks and months ahead, our resolve, our resourcefulness and our unity as a nation will be tested as never before. I call on all of us, one and all, to play our part. To be courageous, to be patient, and above all, to show compassion.”

To donate or find out more about Cans With Purpose, visit superiate.com.


Source: Cans With Purpose 
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