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Keep Caring 'Paints it forward' for cancer

Oct 2, 2019
Keep Caring 'Paints it forward' for cancer

Keep Caring, a local charity founded by an 18 year old in 2017, ‘painted’ it forward for cancer 

Port Elizabeth - On 26 September, Keep Caring painted it forward by hosting a step-by-step taught painting class while enjoying a few glasses of wine. The evening brought in R11 000 profit which is enough to purchase 22 chemotherapy care packs. 

Keep Caring was founded with the main aim of changing lives. The Keep Caring motto is “Make your drop in the ocean” – to symbolize no matter how small your donation or effort, together they all make a big difference. 

The fun-filled evening hosted 44 locals, who made their drop in the ocean and helped us reach our target of raising R10 000, which were raised from ticket sales as well as by an auction. Auction items were donated by Jenni Gault International, Skydiving Jeffreys Bay, Awehness, Stampede and Shirley Raymond.

This evening would not have been possible without Welsh Financial group, who sponsored all of their easels, canvas’ and paint brushes for the evening. Other vital role players on the evening included; Gareth Burley (MC), Nicci Swartz (Artist), Megan Smith (Musician) and Marshy Photography.

Mother Teresa — 'I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.'

In previous drives Keep Caring has collected over 5000 articles of clothing, baked 1000 cupcakes to raise funds for Domestic Animal Care, donated anatomically correct dolls and school readers to SOS Children’s home, facilitated a R17 000 donation from Volpes to MES and donated crockery to MES.

Over the festive season they host a ‘Pay it forward’ campaign, which encourages members of the Nelson Mandela Bay community to either volunteer or donate to charity.

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