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The Sweethearts Foundation are celebrating a decade of impact—over 6 million kgs of bottle tops and bread tags that have transformed lives!


South Africa (17 April 2024) – On Valentine’s Day in 2014, the Sweethearts Foundation became official. Born from a dream to put love to action and become the literal wheels of change. The team that have brought so many wheelchairs to those who most need them and are looking back at a decade of impact!

For the Sweethearts, simple acts have been essential to making huge impact. By collecting bread tags and plastic bottle tops, they have been able to simultaneously tackle waste headaches and provide the gift of mobility to hundreds of people.

Over 6 million kilograms of bottle tops (over 6,000 tonnes), 826 tonnes of bread tags and 500 wheelchairs later, the Sweethearts have helped create a decade of kindness.

“As we look ahead to the next decade, we’re filled with excitement and gratitude,” the Sweethearts share.

“Together, let’s continue spreading sweetness, one bottle top at a time. Here’s to many more years of making a difference, together as Sweethearts!”—The Sweethearts Foundation

As for the year so far, the team have already handed over 13 wheelchairs. 22 people waiting on their own wheels are next in line—which means there are 22 reasons to keep collecting those bottle tops and tags!

You can learn more about how the process works, as well as how to get involved, here.

Sources: The Sweethearts Newsletter 
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Ashleigh's favourite stories have always seen the hidden hero (without the cape) come to the rescue. As a journalist, her labour of love is finding those everyday heroes and spotlighting their spark - especially those empowering women, social upliftment movers, sustainability shakers and creatives with hearts of gold. When she's not working on a story, she's dedicated to her canvas or appreciating Mother Nature.

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