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The Giving Organisation Blog

Oct 10, 2011

Donate 8 Campaign in celebration of Archbishop Tutu’s 80th year


Johannesburg, 07 October 2011In recognition of their patron, the honourable Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s 80th birthday, The Giving Organisation Trust has announced the launch of its Donate 8 campaign with the aim of generating much needed income for its ten worthy charities.

The Donate 8 Campaign will run from Tuesday 8 November until Thursday 8 December 2011 and all contributions will be made in honour and celebration of Archbishop Tutu’s 80th year.

Archbishop Tutu invites every South African to donate R8 to The Giving Organisation Trust’s Donate 8 campaign. Corporates will also be asked to participate, but will be challenged to donate in denominations of eight i.e. R800 or R8 000 or R80 000 or R800 000. All monies raised will be distributed equally amongst the Trust’s ten charities.

“500 000 needy South Africans, many of them women and children, have been plunged into despair, as our country’s charities battle a funding crisis,” says Archbishop Tutu. “To increase funding and grow the NGO sector that fulfils critical social needs in South African communities, I ask all South Africans to open their purses to assist those less fortunate than themselves.”

To make a donation, SMS a birthday wish to Archbishop Tutu, to 38358. SMS costs R10. After VAT is deducted, R8-50 will be donated to The Giving Organisation Trust’s charities. Corporates making larger contributions can go to and click on the Donate 8 button.
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