volunteering advice
04 Mar
  • By Dayle Kavonic
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Invaluable Advice from One Volunteer to Others

I remember my first day of work like it was yesterday. I felt hopelessly lost and out of my depth. Nothing during my studies or the years leading to my professional debut prepared me for the reality of work life. Nothing really could. Because the truth is, nothing beats real-world experience. This unspoken truth applies […]

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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
  • Cause in

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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Act For Change
15 Nov
  • By Brownie Points Team
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Act For Change – a Platform for The People

From our humble beginnings as a small platform with a big vision, Brownie Points has bust its boots, and is no longer just a networking site for do-gooders. In addition to connecting volunteers with causes they care about, we now also cater to businesses keen on giving back to their communities. Our recent success with […]

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Giving Tuesday SA
13 Nov
  • By Laura Parker
  • Cause in

What is #GivingTuesdaySA About?

Giving Tuesday SA encourages all South Africans to give to a cause in whichever way they choose leading up to #GivingTuesdaySA on 27 November 2018. It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or organisation to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about […]

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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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#Actforchange
02 Jul
  • By Camilla Marsh
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#ActForChange

Mahatma Ghandi once famously said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” And at Brownie Points, we’ve taken this to heart. From 14-18 July, in partnership with Shoprite and do gooders across the continent, we’ll be the change by hosting Africa’s biggest ever cleanup! Our recently launched #ActForChange campaign is one […]

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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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love our trails
16 Mar
  • By Blake Dyason
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Leave Nothing but Footprints

“Leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but photos,” these are two major sentiments of Love Our Trails, an organisation aimed at preening and preserving our country’s beautiful walking and hiking trails.  Last week we heard volunteer Sasha Fairhead’s recount of the recent Lion’s Head Cleanup, today we get another angle on the story from Love […]

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