Tshemba Foundation
29 Nov
  • By Brownie Points Team
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Unique Voluntourism Opportunity for Doctors in South Africa

As a medical professional, how would you like to lose yourself in Africa’s wildest nature while rediscovering a love to help those in need? Well here is your chance. Tshemba Foundation offers a unique opportunity for doctors to seek well-deserved refuge and refind their passion for the profession. As part of their voluntourism initiative, the […]

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Giving Tuesday SA
27 Nov
  • By Laura Parker
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Black Friday, Cyber Monday… #GivingTuesdaySA

Today is the big day. Today is #GivingTuesdaySA. Today is the global day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday.   “USD301M (R4.2B) was raised in 2017 in 24 hours around the world.”   Giving Tuesday harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage local philanthropy and […]

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Abundance
25 Sep
  • By Camilla Marsh
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You are Abundant

We’ve been brought up in a culture of lack. Parents and teachers dutifully drumming age-old (and positively expired) mental models into our minds. No you can’t have this, no we can’t afford that, no you’ll never be good enough for any of it… Instead of being told how much we do have, and are capable […]

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metta meditation
17 Aug
  • By Camilla Marsh
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Metta Meditation Will Make You a Better Person

Many may think meditation is simply a means to turn the amp down on mental chatter and up the volume of inner silence. While this is of course true, it is only one merit of meditation. Once you begin developing and deepening your own practice you start seeing how meditation makes you a better, kinder and […]

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Africa's Biggest Cleanup
11 Jul
  • By Camilla Marsh
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Join Africa’s Biggest Cleanup

In the lead up to Madiba’s centenary birthday on 18 July, do-gooders across the continent are joining helping hands for Africa’s biggest ever cleanup! #ActForChange hosted by Shoprite and Brownie Points, is our chance to give back to Mama Africa what we’ve taken out, and put a cap on plastic pollution for good.   Last […]

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#SAspreadslove
04 Jun
  • By Camilla Marsh
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Join SA’s Biggest Love Campaign!

EXCITING UPDATE: Our Spread The Love SA campaign begins today! 😀 Leading up to Mandela Day on 18 July, this month is all about South Africans giving back to fellow South Africans. In the spirit of Madiba and Ubuntu, the epic team here at Brownie Points, in partnership with Game For Humanity, is bringing you weekly […]

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Ladles of Love
11 Apr
  • By Sasha Fairhead
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Dishing up With Ladles of Love

Rather than lazing about while you shake off the week, make your Saturdays proactive by volunteering to give meals to the homeless. This week, Brownie Points ambassador, Sasha Fairhead writes about a Cape Town NPO with a big heart and overflowing cups of generosity. Every Saturday at 12 noon, Ladles of Love, a Cape Town […]

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viral volunteering
07 Feb
  • By Camilla Marsh
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Viral Volunteering – The Next Big Thing?

Going viral is the latest in-thing, from Justin Bieber’s debut Youtube video to the crowning of the incorrect Miss Universe, to every unfortunate word that comes from Donald Trump’s mouth. Thanks to our hyper-quick connection to all forms of technology, all across the globe, news and information has never spread so fast.  But what if going viral […]

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make time for volunteering
24 Jan
  • By Camilla Marsh
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How to Make Time for Volunteering

In a world where we want our food fast and our conversations quick, our commutes short and our gym workouts hard, we don’t have time for ourselves, let alone giving what little time we have to others. Our modern world has pulled the plug on slow healthy lifestyles and instead caged us in to a […]

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volunteer to advance your career
13 Dec
  • By Camilla Marsh
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The Key to Advancing Your Career? Volunteer!

So you’re well aware what benefits volunteering has on your community and the world at large, but have you considered what’s in it for you and your career? What goes around comes around, and spreading all those good vibes around the volunteer clock can come back to you as some seriously good karma. Whether you’re […]

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