#Imstaying introduces Lockdown Livestreams as South Africans commit to staying home.
Facebook group and non-profit organisation, #ImStaying, is launching ‘Facebook Live’ sessions as well as a livestream radio station to keep South Africans informed and connected during the 21 day national lockdown.
Starting on Monday, 30th of March, #Imstaying is initiving Musicians, comedians, motivational speakers and entrepreneurs to showcase their talents to the group’s 1.1 million followers.
To participate, artists and influencers will need to put together a 30 minute set or presentation and host an interactive Q&A session at the end of their segment. Confirmed for #Imstreaming so far: PJ Powers, entrepreneur, Robin Banks, Godfather of crowdfunding, Patrick Schofield among others.
Group founder, Jarette Petzer (39) also announced the launch of #ImStayingLiveRadio, Partnering with Miller Time Live Radio to share information and entertainment during the duration of the lockdown. Listeners can tune in between 9am – 9pm on Monday, 30th March.
“We have an exciting lineup that includes some of South Africa’s best motivational speakers, healthcare experts, business mentors, entertainers and much more! The idea is to not only help keep our spirits up, but focus on our mental health and unlock critical and solution based thinking to adapt to our new reality. It’s a challenging time, but it’s a really exciting time filled with endless possibilities, and we get to explore them together” says Jarette
Crowdfunding to Combating Covid19
As the number of confirmed coronavirus infections in South Africa continue to rise, #ImStaying has launched a campaign on donations based crowdfunding platform, BackaBuddy, to prevent a potential outbreak of COVID19 in the Mfuleni, an informal settlement in Cape Town, bordering Khayelitsha.
The campaign to put together hygiene packs, estimated to cost about R100 each, has thus far raised a total of R23 061.99 with contributions from 64 donors.
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A call to action to uplift our communities
As a hub of positivity, #ImStaying, together with BackaBuddy, are issuing a call to action to all South Africans to be considerate and compassionate towards their neighbours during the #Covid19 outbreak by lending a hand to those in need.
- Are there individuals in your area in need of food or hygiene parcels?
- Do you know of any elders in your area that need help doing their groceries?
- Are there students in your area that are no longer benefiting from feeding schemes?
- Do you know of a non-profit organisation that has had to cancel upcoming fundraising events or is in need of support?
- Does your local restaurant or their staff need support to make ends meet?
- Would you like to support a local artist or band who is unable to perform shows?
Create your own crowdfunding campaign on BackaBuddy:
BackaBuddy has supported more than 10 000+ individuals and charities in setting up crowdfunding campaigns for medical fees, tuition and various other causes in South Africa.
- Raise funds for an individual or cause.
- Register your non-profit organisation.
- Create a crowdfunding campaign to fundraise for a non-profit organisation.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about crowdfunding here
Covid19SA Call Centre Support
Ninety doctors who are part of medical referral platform, Vula Mobile are offering their services via a public call centre for anyone in need of professional help, reliable information or in need of getting tested for #COVID19. Helpline Number: 031 001 1299.
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