“Hot Cares concentrates on four key pillars of aid: Animal Welfare, Humanitarian, Medical, and Education,” says Carmen Rocha, Hot Cares manager. “Over the past two years we have been inundated with increasing requests for aid, some even coming from people who have previously contributed to Hot Cares.”
Hot Cares relies on the money and goods raised through the Teddython as well as through on-going donations from organisations and individuals, throughout the year. Aside from calling in a donation to the Teddython on 010 880 8351, or coming to Papachinos on 25 November, donations can be made via the Hot Cares website (www.hotcares.co.za). Donors can even opt to make regular monthly contributions.
As a registered public benefit organisation (PBO Reference No. 930070149) and a Level 1 BBBEE contributor, Hot Cares can issue a Section 18A Certificate, making all donations (financial and goods in kind) tax-deductible. This applies to both individual as well as corporate donors. Organisations looking for a worthy cause to which to allocate their CSI budget should look no further than Hot Cares as all the monies raised go into aid work.
“Our target this year is to raise R 7 million,” says Lloyd Madurai, managing director of Hot 102.7FM. “This will be a remarkable achievement to accomplish within just over 12 hours, but I have faith that our huge signal footprint, together with the generous hearts of our wonderful listeners will ensure that we achieve this.”
The Teddython fun starts with Joburg's Hottest Breakfast at 06:00 and continues right throughout the day to the conclusion of The Big Joburg Drive at 18:30. There will be a lot of activities and events at Papachinos, all for a very worthwhile cause. Get to Papachinos and join in the fun.