WATCH: Tekkie Tax – one step to protecting the vulnerable

South Africa sensation, Snotkop with Germa Hattingh.

National Tekkie Tax Day is around the corner, and this is the one day of the year you can swap your high heels, work shoes and school shoes for your favourite comfy pair of tekkies.

The best part is that it’s all in support of a good cause: protecting the vulnerable.

Participating means you need to choose your sticker, get a pair of funky Tekkie Tax shoelaces and wear your tekkies on Friday, May 26.

A long list of famous people joined the project. This includes celebrities such as Jack Parow, Sorina Erasmus a.k.a. The Flooze, Snotkop, Lloyd Cele, Anatii, Jak de Priester, Leon Schuster, Mr South Africa (John Owens), Mathys Roets, Jak de Priester and many others.

This year, Tekkie Tax has 12 national beneficiaries and together, they represent more than 1 000 local welfare organisations. They are:

– Epilepsy SA
– Child Welfare SA
– SOS Children’s Villages
– CHOC (Childhood Cancer Foundation)
– Special Olympics SA
– CANSA
– Imisebeyelanga Services
– Meals on Wheels
– VVA
– NG Welfare
– SAVF
– Endurocad

“It is amazing to think that we have raised more than R20-million since the inception of this project in 2013. We are full of fun and games but underneath it all are some very serious issues – all of them relate to Protecting the Vulnerable,” said founder and patron of the project, Annelise de Jager.

The Gateway School:
“All our Tekkie Tax money went to our less fortunate learners’ lunchboxes and towards transport to and back from school.”

Child Welfare Emalahleni, Witbank:

“As feeding our clients is a major issue in our organisation, we spent the Tekkie Tax donations on food parcels.”

Sunnyside Lodge home for Frail Aged:
“We are so thankful as we could buy a new washing machine & tumble dryer for our laundry.”

Kuruman Animal Welfare:
“Tekkie Tax helped to get our vet bills up to date. We also stocked up on blankets and food for the hard times.”

You can choose to support animals, bring hope, children, disability or education.

Get a sticker of your choice for a R10 donation from any of the participating welfare organisations.

You can also get a packet of our funky shoelaces and a sticker for R35 at Clicks, ToysRUs or BabiesRUs. You can also order directly online at tekkietax@mweb.co.za.

Put-a-Bead-In-Your-Step and help protect the vulnerable.

For more information, contact Renè de Beer on 012 663 8181 or email her at tekkietax@mweb.co.za or alternatively, visit their website, www.tekkietax.co.za

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