Kaya Cares Heads to Makausi for Outreach Day with Gift of the Givers
The first Kaya Cares CSI initiative for 2016 was held on Wednesday, 29 June 2016 from 9am-3pm at Makausi Informal Settlement, Primrose in conjunction with Gift of the Givers. Officials from the City of Ekurhuleni were on hand to assist with coordinating the days activities.
In partnership with NGO Akunamlilo Fire Fighters, Kaya FM distributed 300 fire extinguishers to the community of over 6000 who are at risk of fires during the cold winter days. These will assist residents of Makausi Informal Settlement in Primrose with fire safety and prevention. Residents were also given a demonstration on how to use the fire extinguishers.
A small group of Kaya FM volunteers in partnership with Gift of the Givers then handed out blankets, consumables and served a warm meal to more of the residents of Makausi.
This winter, Kaya Cares is raising funds through its on air advertising and will donate a percentage of the advertising revenue towards the Children of Fire.
As part of the campaign Kaya FM listeners have been lending a helping hand by dialing *120*338865# and making a R50 donation. By donating listeners stand a chance of watching a movie premier at the Kaya FM Movie Nights screened at Cinema Prestige, Ster Kinekor.
The winter campaign has been in aid of Children of Fire and raising awareness of the plight of thousands of South African’s who brave the winter cold under trying conditions especially in informal settlements where runaway fires destroy.