Not so long ago, an adorable Boston Terrier named Skunk stole Cape Town’s hearts.
Skunk went on a bit of a journey, and ended up going missing on Table Mountain no less. However, thanks to rescue efforts from various people, the pooch was recovered.
Shortly after Skunk was led to safety, something of a movement began in support of the Boston Terrier Rescue SA who helped the pup, all for the cup of coffee. The idea was as follows: Use the money you’d spend on a cup of joe as a donation to the organisation. Simple, non-taxing and an obvious reminder at how we’re usually quite quick to spend money on things like caffeine, but reach for excuses when it comes to helping organisations that could use the ‘cup of coffee’ a lot more.
If you missed out on the last coffee campaign, we’ve got good news for you. The Animal Welfare Society Stellenbosch has its own ‘Kick A Cuppa’ running, and any caffeinated animal lover is invited to lend them a hand.
The premise is similar to the Skunk-inspired run. Buy a ‘cup of coffee’ for the AWSS (ie: spend what you would on a cup) and watch as they continue to do the tireless work of looking after our four-legged pals.
“One of the many dilemmas we all face is how to donate to causes closest to our hearts, when finances already feel tight – between interest rate hikes, fuel increases, it seems like there is not much room for giving, even for the topmost animal lovers,” says the AWSS.
“For this reason, we are appealing to you to forfeit the money you would usually spend on a cuppa and donate it to the AWSS instead. Watch your small change make a BIG difference.”
To get involved, you can find out more about the donation procedure here.
Share your support via the #AWSSKCKACUP hashtag, and don’t forget to encourage your friends to help out our fluffy ones.