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WeCan Victory 36 – Rata Social Services

“We^Can” ondersteun RATA maatskaplike dienste in 4 provinsies

RATA Maatskaplike Dienste was onlangs die begunstigde van een LIVE uitdaging waartydens 3.5ton voedselprodukte namens hulle ingesamel is. Die voedselprodukte is gelykstaande aan meer as 17,000 etes en bring geweldige verligting aan die geloofsgebaseerde organisasie wat spesialiseer in kinderbeskerming.  Die voedselprodukte is aanlyn op die WeCan webblad verkoop as ‘n pakket, bestaande uit ‘n 6kg sak vars groente, 2.5kg mieliemeel asook 1kg groentesop. Die 361 pakkette wat namens Rata aangekoop was, was die afgelope paar dae versprei na die 13 kantore regoor Gauteng, Noordwes, Limpopo en Mpumalanga.

“We^Can” supports RATA Social services in 4 provinces

RATA Social Services was the beneficiary of a recent LIVE challenge and managed to raise 3,5 tons of food products, amounting to more than 17 000 meals. This brings tremendous relief to the faith-based welfare organisation, specializing in child protection. The food products were sold online as a combo and consisted of a 6kg bag of fresh veggies, 2.5kg Maize meal and 1kg Veggie soup. The 361 combos purchased on behalf of RATA Social Services were distributed to the 13 offices across Gauteng, Northwest, Limpopo and Mpumalanga the past couple of days.

WeCan is ’n organisasie wat dit vir passievolle Suid-Afrikaners moontlik maak om binne hulle finansiële vermoë ’n impak te maak deur die uitdagings van behoeftige gemeenskappe op die lang duur aan te spreek. Tesame met bestaande nie-winsgewende organisasies (NWO’s), het die WeCan gemeenskap alreeds 63 393 kg kos ingesamel en versprei, deur 37 afsonderlike projekte wat reeds afgehandel is. Die projekte, bekend as “LIVE challenges”, behels dat NWO’s registreer as WeCan begunstigdes op die WeCan webtuiste. Deur sosiale media en ander platforms word daar dan gepoog om namens hulle ‘n sekere hoeveelheid kos-items binne ‘n sekere tyd in te samel.

Die insameling vind aanlyn plaas, waar die publiek namens die begunstigde organisasies kos-items aankoop volgens hulle spesifieke behoeftes. Sodra die projektyd verstreke is, word al die produkte beskikbaar gemaak aan die We^Can begunstigde organisasie om uit te deel aan die mense in hul sorg.

WeCan LIVE uitdagings

Die “LIVE” uitdagings word een-vir-een aangepak, maar die verlengde grendelstaattydperk het tot gevolg dat die aantal hulpbehoewendes daagliks steeds bly toeneem.  Sedert die organisasie afgeskop het ’n dag voor die aanvang van die Covid-19 grendelstaattydperk in Suid-Afrika, is daar reeds meer as 277 000 etes versprei om die onmiddelike nood aan voedselprodukte in behoeftige gemeenskappe te verlig.

“Die WeCan begunstigdes versorg die weerloses in ons land en WeCan wil hulle in staat stel om die goeie werk wat hul daagliks doen, te kan voortsit”, sê Francois Mouton, stigter en direkteur van WeCan. WeCan verkry voedsame voedsel-items vir projekte teen die beste moontlike pryse vanaf voedselprodusente en verskaffers regoor Suid-Afrika. Die pryse vanaf voedselprodusente en verskaffers, sowel as elke individu of maatskappy se bydrae, dra uiteindelik by tot die vestiging van ‘n volhoubare model wat die voortdurende ondersteuning aan We^Can begunstigdes verseker. Hierdie model werk baie goed omdat elke begunstigde se spesifieke behoeftes aangespreek word teen pryse wat maksimum waarde vir elke sent bied. Dit beteken die begunstigdes hoef nie alleenlik net op skenkings staat te maak nie.

WeCan nooi ander NWO’s uit om te registreer as WeCan Heroes deur ‘n vorm te voltooi wat op die wecanSA.co.za webblad beskikbaar is. Die voltooide vorm kan per epos gestuur word aan info@wecansa.co.za waarna meer besonderhede aan die organisasie gestuur sal word.

Die We^Can webblad www.wecanSA.co.za bied maklike toegang tot ’n Payfast-betalingsisteem wat ook deur ’n slimfoon bereik kan word en sodoende alle Suid-Afrikaners asook mense regoor die wêreld in staat stel om ’n verskil in behoeftige Suid-Afrikaners se lewens te kan maak. #WeCan

WeCan SHOP4 Heroes

We^Can besef dat die nood net te groot is om slegs een WeCan begunstigde op ’n slag te ondersteun en daarom word die inisiatief nou uitgebrei met ’n tweede komponent genaamd, “SHOP4 Heroes”. Hierdie aanlyn winkels sal aan die publiek die geleentheid gee om enige tyd van die maand namens ‘n We^Can begunstigde (Hero) inkopies te doen volgens ’n spesifieke lys van behoeftes en die gepaardgaande hoeveelhede wat die begunstigdes benodig.

Organisasies wat reeds op die SHOP4 Heroes blad ondersteun kan word, sluit in: The Cradle of Hope, Bethany House Trust, CMR Noord, Care Protect Invest – SA, Gracia Care Centre, Heart, Soul & Mind asook Laerskool Kameeldrift.

Volgens Melodie van Brakel, Hoof Uitvoerende Beampte van The Cradle of Hope is hulle baie dankbaar om van die platform gebruik te maak. “Ons is baie dankbaar om as WeCan Hero geregistreer te wees en ondersteuning te ontvang deur die WeCan platform. Die kos wat ons ontvang en net kan uitdeel maak ‘n massiewe verskil in die lewens van die mense wat ons ondersteun.”

Mediaskakeling:

Vir onderhoude of meer inligting, kontak gerus die projekbestuurder, Karin Venter, by 0843047881 of karin@powerofco.co.za

SOSIALEMEDIASKAKELS:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wecansacoza/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wecansacoza/

Webbladsy: www.wecanSA.co.za

Eposadres: info@wecanSA.co.za

Sosiale skakels: #WeCan @wecansacoza

WeCan is an organisation that enables passionate South Africans to make a positive long-term impact in addressing the challenges in needy communities, simple and within their own financial means. Together with non-profit organisations (NPO’s), the WeCan community has successfully collected and donated 63 393 kg food in 37 separate projects already completed. The projects, known as “LIVE challenges” seek to raise specific amounts of food items on behalf of a particular WeCan beneficiary, or hero, within a certain time.

The collection happens online, where the public can purchase food products on behalf of the beneficiary based on their specific needs. As soon as the project time runs out, the products are given to the WeCan beneficiary organisation to distribute to the people in their care.

WeCan LIVE challenges

The “LIVE” challenges are tackled one at a time, however with the extended lockdown period, the number of people in need is increasing daily. Since the launch of this organisation the day before the national COVID-19 lockdown began in South Africa, more than 277 000 meals have been distributed to help relief the immediate need for food in the less privileged communities.

“The WeCan beneficiaries care for the vulnerable in our country, and WeCan wants to enable them to continue the good work they do every day”, says Francois Mouton, founder and CEO of WeCan.

WeCan obtains nutritious food items for its projects at the best possible prices from food producers and suppliers across South Africa. The drastically reduced prices from food producers and suppliers, as well as each individual or company donation, contribute to a sustainable model that ensures the continuous support of WeCan beneficiaries. This model works very well because we address each beneficiary’s specific needs with food obtained at prices that add more value to every cent. This means that the beneficiaries are not solely reliant on donations.

WeCan invites other NPO’s to register as a WeCan Hero by completing the registration form available on the website. The completed form can be emailed to info@wecansa.co.za and more information will be sent to the organisation.

The WeCan website, www.wecanSA.co.za, offers easy access to a Payfast payment system that also works on smartphones, enabling all South Africans as well as people around the world to make a difference in the lives of needy South Africans. Together #WeCan

WeCan SHOP4 Heroes

It has become clear that the need is too great to support only one WeCan beneficiary at a time and a second initiative called, “SHOP4 Heroes” was launched. This online store allows people to shop for their chosen WeCan hero at any time of the month according to a specific list, which includes the exact quantities required for beneficiaries’ food parcels.

Organisations that are already listed on the SHOP4 Heroes page include: The Cradle of Hope, Bethany House Trust, CMR Noord, Care Protect Invest – SA, Gracia Care Centre asook Heart, Soul & Mind and Kameeldrift Primary School.

According to Melodie van Brakel, CEO of the Cradle of Hope, they are very grateful to utilize this platform. “We are extremely grateful to be a registered WeCan Hero and to receive support through the platform and especially the long lasting SHOP4 Heroes initiative. It helps a great deal to be in a position to receive the food we need and we can focus on handing it out. The food we have received has made a massive difference in the lives of the people we are supporting.”

Media Liaison:

For interviews or more information, contact the project manager, Karin Venter, at 0843047881 or karin@powerofco.co.za

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wecansacoza/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wecansacoza/

Website: www.wecanSA.co.za

Email address: info@wecanSA.co.za

Tags: #WeCan @wecansacoza

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