Gift of the Givers
JAPAN EARTHQUAKE/TSUNAMI CAMPAIGN
Greetings of Peace
How serious are we as a society in imparting values of Ubuntu and Humanity to our children and those
around us, both in word and example. Gift of the Givers Japan Earthquake/Tsunami campaign addresses this
very issue by encouraging South African students at all levels, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary, to participate
in a campaign that will serve our own value system more than it will serve Japan.
In a world seriously challenged with the ongoing aftermath of global recession, negative growth and failing
economies, man can lose his innate potential of selflessness. Technological advancement, entrepreneurial
excellence and wealth generation becomes an obsession, not that that in itself is a negative concept, for the
outcome maybe positive, leading to job creation and the evolution of society. However, that evolution, out of
necessity, has to be accompanied by the spirit of giving, sharing and reflecting on the pain of others, in this
case the children and people of Japan. It is in the reflection and the “giving till it hurts” that we develop a
caring generation, which in spiritual terms brings its own blessing spiritually and materially.
Gift of the Givers invites learners and parents to join this campaign of Ubuntu to benefit a society which has
not asked, nor have they complained but have patiently endured whatever befell them. They are an extension
of our humanity, they are a part of the global family, that makes them our people, our family.
The process is very simple: each school that chooses to participate will get a form that has 30 columns; each
column represents a R10 donation. The school decides how many forms it requires (see participating schools
list on our website). Adults can also participate in their workplace, sports clubs, social groups. To promote
this very important spirit of sharing and caring, each participating school will receive a generous detergent
hamper sponsored by Unilever; each participating child will receive a beautiful certificate, the highest
collector in every class will receive a medal and every participating school will receive a trophy, all courtesy
of Gift of the Givers.
To participate call our offices toll free on 0800786911
Selected schools will feature on SABC as this campaign is fully supported by them and endorsed both by the
CEO, Robin Nicolson, and the CSI arm.
Direct deposits into Gift of the Givers, Standard Bank, Pietermaritzburg, Account No. 061947636, Branch
Code 057525. Fax or email deposit slip to our offices for acknowledgement of your contribution.