ZAR18,650raised of R30,000.00 goal
A short history of where it all began -
Over the past 17 years of my life, I have been actively involved in social projects within my community - ranging from the Rotary International, Sara Fox, YMCA, Red Cross Children's Hospital, and a few other fundraising and other community upliftment projects.
With the passing of my mother in late 2019, I wanted to find a way to carry on her legacy, and honouring her memory, but giving back. Losing someone who you've spent your life trying to make proud, leaves a void when they leave, and starting the Akasia Avenue Foundation (the street in which I was raised), brings life to her memory, and that of my childhood.
Setting out on this journey, I aspire to further collaborate with various business and individuals to uplift and help communities in need. The needs are plenty, and I aim to be of a support to underprivileged schools, youth organisations and old-aged homes in our local community.
The Akasia Avenue Foundation will strive to collect and donate;
- Food items
- Sanitary products for girls
- Clothes for children's homes
- Toys for children's homes
- Monetary donations
One of the goals is not only to donate, but encourage and provide an opportunity to share stories, and where we can, provide some advice and a way out of poverty, but partnering with local NGOs to provide computer classes, reading sessions, and feeding programs to those who need it most.
To-date (28 April 2022) we have;
850 homeless people in the Athlone and surrounding areas
17 200 sanitary towels to girls in school
17 300 soaps, roll-ons, toothbrushes, clothes and socks to girls and boys in schools
Adult nappies, bags of oranges and toilet paper to old-aged homes
We could not have done any of this without your donations, support, prayers and open hearts, so...
Thank YOU for your kindness!Update posted by Warren Volkwyn at 08:06 am
We have received an outpouring of love and donations for our 'Let's Lunch' campaign, and we're so excited to show you the end result!We're still accepting donations, and appreciate all of the love and support.Keep your eyes on our social media to stay up to date with our contributions in
8 Days to Go /// Let's Lunch!Update posted by Warren Volkwyn at 08:13 am
"Let’s Lunch!" Our campaign launched LAST WEEK and the outpouring of love and charity has been INCREDIBLE!Thank you friends for ALWAYS supporting the cause, and going above and beyond. This is truly one of the reasons I started AAF - by getting my community (friends and family) to sow into. . . . .
Let's Lunch!Update posted by Warren Volkwyn at 04:22 pm
We'd Love Your Help!We are looking to host a lunch(in the form of a braai) for some kids and their caregivers at an orphanage in the Athlone area, and would love if you could in some small way contribute to make this happen.If you are able to make a donation. . . . .
Stationary Drive 2021/2022Update posted by Warren Volkwyn at 08:17 am
We’ve teamed up and we’re collecting stationary for a local school in the Athlone area. Akasia Avenue Foundation, Wellness and Physio and Lesley’s Beauty Therapy are all local business in Athlone, coming together over the next few weeks to collect some needed school supplies for the 2022 school year.If you. . . . .
🎉 GIVEAWAY 🎉Update posted by Warren Volkwyn at 08:14 am
Donate to @akasiaavenuefoundation and stand a chance to win TWO return tickets to Table Mountain! Details on poster
Draw 1 takes place 30 Nov 2021Update posted by Warren Volkwyn at 09:08 am
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE DONATIONS!Stand a chance of being gifted 2 return tickets Table Mountain Aerial Cableway (valued at R780) by just donating to our cause! https://gogetfunding.com/akasia-avenue-foundation/Donations made between 24 Oct - 29 Nov 2021 - Draw 1 takes place 30 Nov via lucky spin wheel (2 return. . . . .
The Final Stretch... 2021!Update posted by Warren Volkwyn at 09:06 am
We're kicking off our last quarter donation drive at the end of October! We're posting some more info in the images below to tell you, your family and friends what we do, and how you could get involved.Please SHARE, for a greater reach, it would be appreciatedIf you are able
Happy Heritage Day, South Africa!Update posted by Warren Volkwyn at 08:43 am
On this day, South Africans are encouraged to celebrate their culture and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions, in the wider context of a nation that belongs to all its people.
Women's MonthUpdate posted by Warren Volkwyn at 12:52 pm
We've done it again, with your help! Over and above the families we were able to reach for the month of August with groceries and electricity for their homes, we were able to donate fresh produce, cleaning supplies and toiletries to the Care Haven in Athlone. The Care Haven is. . . . .
Let's Help Feed The HomelessUpdate posted by Warren Volkwyn at 09:28 am
Hellooo! We're looking to go out and feed some of the homeless over the next few weeks. Thank you so much to EVERYONE who has contributed thus far - it is HIGHLY APPRECIATED! If you're able to, please share some love - Banking Details:Bank: Capitec BankAccount number: 1474969443Branch code: 470
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