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Good Hope FM’s Toy Toy campaign

Nigel Pierce is collecting toys for underprivileged children this November, to distribute to the less fortunate during the Christmas season.

Glam for Good
Take part or support the Glam for Good fashion show which is raising money for Red Cross Children's Hospital and CANSA this November.

Operation Shoebox

Founded in 2006, Operation Shoebox collects shoeboxes filled with Christmas goodies for children from disadvantaged communities across Cape Town.

Cape Town Toy Run

More than an estimated 65,000 motorcyclists turned out across the region with toys of all descriptions adorning their bikes, to make the holidays a little brighter for disadvantaged children.


Christmas for the Children

This organization strives help underprivileged children that are caught in the middle of a broken community. Find out how you can help on their website.

Walk for Good at the Zoo

The Johannesburg Zoo has a calendar stuffed with ways to help the less fortunate this holiday season. See their website for more information.

Jo'burg Toy Run

Toy Run™ 2010 is shifting its focus from traditional plush toys to educational toys that will extend the longevity of the 'toy' and serve a better purpose to the thousands of children that benefit from the Toy Run™ event.

Jump For Charity

Doing a tandem skydive has to be the most exhilarating way to raise funds for charity. With Jump for Charity you give a lift to those in need at the same time as take the ride of your life!


Community volunteers are actively involved in tutoring children, renovating and equipping the homes, running support groups and raising funds.

Big Brothers Big Sisters South Africa
"We are a mentoring programme that matches needy youths between the ages of 6 and 18 with carefully selected and trained adult volunteers."

Ballito Christmas Charity Ball

"Our beneficiary for this year is Entuthukweni pre-school/orphanage in Shakaskraal. 63 Kids are sharing one classroom and our objective is to raise sufficient funds to build two additional classrooms."

Durban Toy Run
A chance for the bikers in Durban to show their gentle side and take a toy on a long trip for underprivileged children.

Which charities do you support?

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