i forgot to mention in my last post what i had done.
i was supposed to rent a tux for a black tie party last night, but after hearing about this earthquake i couldn’t bring myself to spend a few hundred rand on a suit for a few hours.
so i went and bought a black tie instead, and donated the tux rental money (and a little extra) to Gift of the Givers for their relief efforts in Haiti.
I challenge us all to save on something non-essential in our life over the next few days, and donate what we would have spent to this needy cause.
Gift of the Givers website is here: http://www.giftofthegivers.org/
and these are their bank details:
ACCOUNT NAME: Gift of the Givers Foundation
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 052278611
BANK: Standard Bank
BRANCH: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
BRANCH CODE: 05752500
SWIFT CODE: SBZAZAJJ
They are a South Africa organisation that has done tremendous work all over the country and the globe, and are usually one of the fastest to respond – despite being non-governmental.
save generously, give generously!