In a bid to uplift people out of poverty and change their futures, Crew for a Cause pools the donations from their members to grant bursaries to talented high school students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds.
Their thinking is that small donations from many of us can make a big difference in the lives of these academically gifted students who are desperate for a chance to shine.
Monthly donations are affordable, just R251 a month – what they equate to eight coffees or two pizzas – and 100% of the donations goes towards the bursary fund. It’s effortless to sign up, and members receive quarterly updates on how the students are doing at school. Crew for a Cause is a registered NPO and PBO, which means that your donations are tax deductible.
Crew for a Cause currently sends students to four schools in the Western Cape – Wynberg Boys’, Wynberg Girls’, Claremont High and Norman Henshilwood. Meet these extraordinary children here.
With your help, they’d love to expand and send even more students to more schools. They’ve recently introduced a pod system whereby, if you and a group of friends, family members or colleagues join up together in your own pod of six or more members, you can sponsor your own student directly.
It’s a simple thing to set up and a hugely rewarding cause to be involved in because the students are so appreciative of their opportunity.
The students are identified in primary school by education professionals who test them in English, Maths, Natural Science and grit.
If you would like to become a member or just find out more information, email Matthew at [email protected] or visit their website crewforacause.co.za.
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