Put your best foot forward for charities

Lloyd Cele with his tekkie tag shoelaces. PHOTO: Corlia Maré

THIS year’s National Tekkie Tax Day will be celebrated on Friday, 26 May.

The campaign which has been part of the South African calendar for the last four years, gives people the opportunity to show with their feet where their heart lies.



The campaign started in 2013 when a few of South Africa’s biggest and most accountable welfare organisations joined forces.

Marieta Kemp, Director Social Services from the SAVF said, “The large number of welfare organisations involved helps us to keep the cost structure low and this will ensure that the maximum of donations can be used by us to deliver our services on grass roots level.”

There are 12 national beneficiaries and they represent more than 1 000 local non-profit organisations; Epilepsy SA, Meals on WheelsChild Welfare SA, SOS Children’s Villages, CHOC (Childhood Cancer Foundation), Special Olympics SA, CANSA, Imisebeyelanga Services, VVA, NG Welsyn, Endurocad, SAVF and various local animal welfare organisations.

Tekkie Tax has raised more than R22-million so far and the impact on ground level is remarkable.




The stickers cost R10 each and Tekkie Tag shoelaces are available from all Clicks, Toys R Us and Babies R us stores for R35.

Orders can also be placed online via the Tekkie Tax website www.tekkietax.co.za.

Help these welfare organisations to protect the vulnerable by wearing your sticker of choice on Friday, 26 May and spunk up your tekkies with a pair of funky tekkie tag shoelaces.



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