CAPE TOWN – Constantia CAN aims to raise over R1 million by hosting an auction in efforts to aid and supplement 22 soup kitchens in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, the hardships faced by so many continue to increase with a growing number of children and families going to bed on an empty stomach.
Throughout the pandemic, many innovative initiatives had been created, in efforts to aid and assist those finding these trying times harder than others with various soup kitchens and fundraisers held throughout the country to fight the hunger crisis in South Africa.
With efforts already in place feeding 4 000 people throughout Cape Town, Constantia CAN aim to raise over R1 million with an online auction on October 1st, with over 100 lots up for grabs with a variety of items.
Many have come forward to take part and donate to the cause such as various South African retailers, artists with a wide range of rare art pieces, travel companies, a brand new Harley-Davidson worth the value of R120 000, a two night getaway to the value of R60 000 and even top practitioner, Dr Gideon L van Wyk of Vein Solutions, offering his essential surgery known as ‘radiofrequency ablation procedure’ to those facing Varicose veins, DVT, and Edema which affects around 9 million South Africans.
“The hunger crisis is far from over. We have to keep feeding those in need. This auction is a rarity, this level of access to some of the most amazing items that South Africa has to offer. A charity auction charges 0 percent commission, 0 percent bidder’s fee, 0 percent seller’s fee, and as a registered charity, we do not charge VAT. We need South Africans to register and ‘Bid4Good’,” explains Suzanne Johnson of Constantia Can.
As a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, since launching in April, Constantia CAN has delivered 569,243 meals worth a value of R2,759,703, 8.4 tonnes of groceries, 90 tonnes of bulk food distributed, 13,718 sandwich loaves distributed and 3,533 Winter Warmer meal packs distributed with the organisation working closely with Ladles of Love
Since launching in April as a direct response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Constantia CAN has delivered 569,243 meals, with an approximate value of R2,759,703, 8.4 tonnes of groceries, 90 tonnes of bulk food distributed, 13,718 sandwich loaves distributed and 3,533 Winter Warmer meal packs distributed.
The auction website is ConstantiaCAN.clickauction.co.za, where auction items can be viewed with the organisation seek as many South Africans to register and join in the opportunity to #bid4good.
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