#Covid19SA: Gift of The Givers crowdfund almost R250k, distribute medical supplies to doctors
As we prepare for the 21 day national lockdown, the Gift of the Givers have been working tirelessly to fight the spread of the Coronavirus epidemic.
Through the launch of a campaign on donations based crowdfunding platform, BackaBuddy, the Gift of the Givers have raised a total of R 242 447.23, with contributions from 218 donors, to provide medical practitioners across the country with much needed support.
Between the EMS district, The National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg General Hospital, Alexandra clinic and Mullah Laboratories this is what has been distributed thus far.
- 1750 Gloves
- 1000 FFP/2 Masks
- 400 Surgical Masks
- 300 Masks
- 216 Hand Sanisterizer
- 200 FFP Masks
- 108 Surgical Gowns
- and 6 boxes of Nescafe coffee, to keep them going!
Support The Gift of The Givers in fighting the coronavirus by making a donation on BackaBuddy: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/coronavirus-support
*All donors qualify for a Section 18A tax certificate issued by The Gift of The Givers for the full value of their donation.
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The Gift of the Givers Foundation
The Gift of the Givers Foundation is the largest disaster response non-governmental organisation of African origin on the African continent. The essence of their presence is to bring hope and restore dignity to the most vulnerable.Over the last 27 years, they have delivered over R2.1 billion in aid to 43 countries around the world, including South Africa.
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